Astros still in pursuit of closer
The Astros remain in pursuit of a closer and continue to target some of the biggest names on the market, as reported by MLB.com on Nov. 13. Houston’s top job this winter is to find a closer, and the team has targeted top names like David Robertson, Andrew Miller and Sergio Romo since free agency began.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported Robertson has a three-year, $39-million offer on the table, but it’s not known if the Astros made it. Meanwhile, Buster Olney of ESPN writes the Yankees are in “serious pursuit” of the lefty, who could wind up with a four-year deal. That could be hard for the Astros to match.
— Brian McTaggart