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Rotowire: Feb 13 / 9:49a ET
News: Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Astros, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.
Impact: Thatcher has more than a million dollars laid out in incentives and an opt-out five days before Opening Day, Cotillo also reports. The Astros have been making an effort to reinforce their bullpen now that they're trying to contend, so Thatcher could have a shot.
StatsLLC: Feb 13 / 12:00a ET
News: Thatcher has agreed to a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and will report to big league spring training.
Impact: The 33-year-old left-hander was 2-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 53 games for Arizona and the Los Angeles Angels, who acquired him in a trade on July 5. He walked four in 30 1-3 innings and struck out 27. Thatcher was sidelined for six weeks in August and September because of a sprained left ankle.