UPDATE, 12-17-07 at 7:50pm: Rusch’s agency verified to my via email that he became a Padre as of Friday.
FROM 12-17-07 at 3:39pm:
The Houston Chronicle’s Brian McTaggart notes the Astros’ interest in starters Glendon Rusch and Jason Jennings.
- Wait a minute, you’re saying, didn’t Tim Brown report on Friday that Rusch signed a minor-league deal with San Diego? Indeed he did. However, Tag says he hasn’t signed yet and Houston still has an offer on the table.
- The Astros would like to get Jennings back on a one-year, incentivized deal. Jennings wants two years, despite his lost ’07. Not sure if anyone will be open to that. Maybe one year with a club option.
- It’s been reported previously that the Astros were one of the teams contacting free agent Mark Prior.