Rotowire: Jan 19 / 8:36a ET
News: Straily has been traded to Houston in the Dexter Fowler deal.
Impact: Straily will compete for a starting spot in Houston but isn't guaranteed one, per Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. To do so Straily will likely have to beat out Brett Oberholtzer or Brad Peacock, which should be considered a probable outcome. At his best, Straily can be at least an average pitcher, but his recent walk rate is worrying for his long-term outlook.
StatsLLC: Jan 19 / 12:00a ET
News: Outfielder Dexter Fowler has been traded from the Houston Astros to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Valbuena and Straily.
Impact: Straily, 26, was 1-3 with a 6.75 ERA last season in eight starts and six relief appearances for Oakland and the Cubs, who acquired him as part of the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the Athletics. He was 10-8 for the A's in 2013.