Astros To Sign Alberto Arias

The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with right-handed reliever Alberto Arias, tweets Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle.  The 27-year-old will earn just under $440K.

The hurler missed the entire 2010 season after undergoing surgery on his right shoulder surgery, but GM Ed Wade and manager Brad Mills intend to give him every opportunity to earn an Opening Day roster spot in the bullpen, writes Stephen Goff of  Making the squad could prove to be more difficult than once thought as Goff writes that Arias told the team that he felt discomfort in his throwing shoulder yesterday.

Arias made 42 appearances for the Astros in 2009, posting an ERA of 3.35 with 7.7 K/9 and 3.7 BB/9.

12 Responses to Astros To Sign Alberto Arias Leave a Reply

  1. j6takish 4 years ago

    At first all I saw was “Astros Sign Albert”. You can imagine what was going through my head for a split second

    • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

      “holy crap did i sleep through 2011?!?!”


      • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

        How is it you can post the word crap but I had to get my message moderator approved when I called Kenny Williams a word that starts with mo and ends with ron?

        • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

          Point made

          • The_BiRDS 4 years ago

            I dont get it either.

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            At this point I’m just complaining for the sake of complaining. Preaching to the choir. Whining to an empty room. Whatever.

        • notsureifsrs 4 years ago

          obviously you are on the terrorist watch list

          and now i probably am too just for typing that

          • start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

            Well I think I might be on a no fly list after I asked the airport security guard to buy me dinner before frisking me. Just remember kids, don’t put out unless you get something first.

    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago


    • The_BiRDS 4 years ago


  2. I don’t mean to get back on topic or anything, but if Arias can pick up this season where he left off in 2009 then it will be wonderful to have him back.

    • Shoulder injuries can be career-ending, if he’s feeling discomfort again, that’s a bad sign. He was good in 2009 but I’m definitely worried his career may be done. Such a shame.

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