Astros add much-needed bullpen help ahead of Friday's deadline
The Astros traded Joe Smith and Abraham Toro to the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday and received pitchers Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero in return.
Source: The Astros have traded IF Abraham Toro and RHP Joe Smith for RHP Kendal Graveman and RHP Rafael Montero of the Mariners.
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 27, 2021
Houston's relievers have been an issue this season, and the Astros got some much-needed help today. Graveman is 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA and 10 saves in 30 appearances this season. Montero was designated for assignment last week.
Welcome to Houston, Kendall Graveman and Rafael Montero! 🤘#ForTheHpic.twitter.com/Zsc8pazi6B
— Houston Astros (@astros) July 27, 2021
An emotional Kendall Graveman was shocked to be traded from Mariners but excited for new opportunities with the Astros pic.twitter.com/3lVaMizuvs
— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 28, 2021