baltimore orioles Traded right-handed pitcher Spencer Watkins Houston Astros Friday in exchange for cash consideration
Houston optioned Watkins to Triple-A Sugar Land.
Watkins, 30, made his major league debut with Baltimore in 2021 and has played in 39 games (30 starts) over the course of two seasons. orioles, He is 7-13 with a 5.85 ERA in his MLB career.
He has spent this entire season so far in Triple-A Norfolk, where he has a 2-1 record and a 7.27 ERA in eight games (six starts).
Astros Outfielder Blige Madrice was also optioned to Triple-A, and outfielder Michael Brantley (shoulder) and right-hander José Urquidi (shoulder) were transferred to the 60-day injured list.
The 27-year-old was acquired by Madrid Astros From the Detroit Tigers in Jan. He made his major league debut last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, batting .177 with one home run and seven RBIs in 39 games. He was hitting .249 with 10 home runs and 36 RBI in 60 games at Triple-A this season.
–Field Level Media