Rotowire: Jan 16 / 1:50p ET
News: Sipp and the Astros avoided arbitration with a one-year, $2.4 million contract, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: While he had a very strong 2014 (3.38 ERA, 50.2 innings, 0.88 WHIP), Sipp is still only one part of a strong Astros bullpen that now includes Chad Qualls, Luke Gregerson, and Pat Neshek. Sipp is a good relief pitcher, but it's going to take great numbers to even move into a setup role with Houston.
StatsLLC: Jan 16 / 12:00a ET
News: The Astros have agreed to a one-year deal with Sipp.
Impact: Sipp posted a 3.38 ERA in 56 appearances last year in his first season in Houston.