Astros sign RHP Feldman to 3-year contract

Right-hander Scott Feldman has signed a three-year contract to

provide a veteran presence in the Houston Astros rotation.

Feldman was 12-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 30 combined starts for the

Chicago Cubs and Baltimore last season.

General manager Jeff Luhnow says Feldman throws strikes, gets

groundballs and will be ”a great example for the rest our young

rotation.”

The 6-foot-7 Feldman pitched in the AL West for Texas from

2005-12 before a one-year deal with the Cubs before last season. He

was traded in July to the Orioles.

Feldman has made 234 career major league appearances, including

131 starts. He has a 51-56 record with a 4.62 ERA, and made nine

relief appearance in the 2011 postseason when Texas went to the

World Series.