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.READ MORE: Men Found Dead In Abandoned School In Parker County Sunday Identified
He went 4-1 with a 4.24 ERA and a career-best 10.83 strikeouts per nine innings last season.READ MORE: Irving's MacArthur High School Went On Lockdown Due To 'Possible Threat Of Student With Gun'
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.MORE NEWS: Burleson Police Officer Joshua Lott Recovering After Being Shot Multiple Times, Suspect In Custody
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