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Astros add bullpen help with latest signing

Hector Neris, Astros

The Houston Astros have signed relief pitcher Hector Neris to a two-year deal.

This is a good signing for the Astros who can use some bullpen help. Neris, last season, pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies. He had a 3.63 ERA with 98 strikeouts in 74.1 innings pitched.

The Astros are going to have a long offseason as there are reports that they could lose some of their top players. Carlos Correa is the number one guy who could be out of Houston. He’s somebody that they’re going to desperately need to replace. It’s almost impossible to replace a guy like Correa considering that he is the best shortstop in baseball, but if the Astros want to continue being World Series contenders, they need to get busy.

The last two offseasons haven’t been pleasant for the Astros. They are hoping that Carlos Correa will sign back with them. Last offseason, they lost star center fielder George Springer to the Toronto Blue Jays. The Astros have a dynasty down in Houston and it looks like it could be coming to an end within the next few years as most guys are going to test free agency and move on to different ball clubs.

This was just the first of many signings for the Astros. Hector Neris is a serviceable bullpen arm who can help out any ball club. The Astros are going to have to make some similar moves for other areas of need. If they can find a way to keep Carlos Correa, they will be World Series contenders once again.