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Astros reportedly trade Ken Giles for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna

The Astros add another arm to the bullpen. Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Astros have traded Ken Giles to the Blue Jays for RHP Roberto Osuna. The deal is not official and all the details of the trade are unknown. Osuna is currently serving a 75-game suspension, but will be eligible to return August 5. The Blue Jays closer appeared in 15 games in 2018, posting an ERA of 2.93 with 9 saves before being suspended for domestic-violence. 

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The Astros have been rumored to have interest in signing a catcher this offseason, and manager Dusty Baker told reporters on Monday that the team has interest in former Cubs catcher Willson Contreras, and will meet with him this week.

Martin Maldonado doesn't seem excited about the possibility of the Astros adding another catcher, and voiced some displeasure about a potential signing on his Instagram story.

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