HOUSTON (AP) — Reliever Hector Rondon has agreed to a two-year contract with the World Series champion Houston Astros.

The 29-year-old right-hander spent the last five years with the Chicago Cubs, where he went 18-13 with a 3.22 ERA and 77 saves.

CHICAGO, IL – OCTOBER 19: Hector Rondon #56 of the Chicago Cubs pitches in the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers during game five of the National League Championship Series at Wrigley Field on October 19, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

He went 4-1 with a 4.24 ERA and a career-best 10.83 strikeouts per nine innings last season.

To make room for Rondon on the roster, the Astros designated outfielder Preston Tucker for assignment.

Tucker played in 146 games with the Astros from 2015-16, hitting 27 doubles and 17 home runs with 41 RBIs. He spent last season at Triple A Fresno.

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