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 Examiner.com.  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.


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12 Comments on "Astros To Sign Alberto Arias"


j6takish
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

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

?

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

Point made

The_BiRDS
4 years 6 months ago

I dont get it either.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

obviously you are on the terrorist watch list

and now i probably am too just for typing that

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months 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 6 months ago

hahahahaha

The_BiRDS
4 years 6 months ago

hahahaha

4 years 6 months ago

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.

4 years 6 months ago

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.