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OCT 5, 8:42a ET | Rob Neyer
Rotowire: Nov 3 / 12:26p ET
News: Qualls had his club option declined Tuesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Qualls made it known that he would like to finish his career with the Astros, but apparently the feeling wasn't mutual. The 37-year-old was a useful part of Houston's bullpen this year recording a 4.38 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 49.1 innings, but he wasn't able to garner many save opportunities, picking up just four after closing 19 games the year before.
StatsLLC: Nov 3 / 12:00a ET
News: The Astros declined Qualls' 2016 option. Houston would have had to pay him $3.5 million for next season, but instead bought out his contract for $250,000.
Impact: The 37-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Astros after beginning his career in Houston in 2004. He went 3-5 with a 4.38 ERA and four saves in 60 appearances this season. Qualls, who played for seven other teams between stints with the Astros, had a 3.33 ERA and 19 saves in 58 appearances for Houston in 2014.
StatsLLC: Oct 8 / 12:00a ET
News: The Astros have left Qualls, part of their last playoff team in 2005, off their roster for their AL Division Series against the Kansas City Royals.
Impact: Qualls was on the 25-man roster for the Astros' wild-card game against the Yankees but did not pitch. The 36-year-old right-hander had a 4.38 ERA this season.