Astros Avoid Arbitration With Rodriguez, Geary

Troy Renck of the Denver Post has learned that Houston Astros left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez and the franchise have reached a one-year, $2.6MM deal.

Rodriguez, 30, went 9-7 with a 3.54 ERA in 2008. He can make an additional $50,000 for 180 innings pitched.

The Astros also avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Geoff Geary. Geary will earn $1.7MM plus incentives.

Geary, 32, went 2-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 55 appearances in 2008, his first season with the Astros.



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