Orioles don't re-sign Feldman, agrees to Astros deal

Orioles don't re-sign Feldman, agrees to Astros deal
December 6, 2013, 12:30 pm
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Scott Feldman throws to the Chicago White Sox in the first inning of a baseball game on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in Baltimore.

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Orioles hopes to bring back Scott Feldman ended on Friday with the report, confirmed by an industry source, that he signed a three-year, $30 deal with the Houston Astros.

Feldman came to the Orioles on July 1 along with Steve Clevenger in return for Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop. He was 5-6 with a 4.27 ERA in 15 starts. The Orioles hoped to re-sign him, but didn’t want to give him a guarantee for a third year.

The Astros were looking for a pitcher to give him innings, and Feldman, who spent his first eight seasons with Texas, will do that.

Feldman is the second late season starter acquired in the last two seasons to not to re-sign with the Orioles. Joe Saunders, who the Orioles acquired in Aug. 2012 and pitched effectively, signed with Seattle.

The news was originally reported by Fox Sports.