Ryan Eades Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

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The Houston Astros have certainly had their fair share of struggles this season, primarily in the bullpen. Hopefully, that will all change as the Astros have gone out and signed Ryan Eades to a minor league deal.

Ryan Eades By The Numbers

Most Astros fans have never heard of Ryan Eades. Eades, a right-hander, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the second round during the 2013 draft out of Louisana State University. During his seven seasons in the minor leagues, Eades had a record of 36-28, with a 4.18 ERA.

In 2019, at 27, Ryan Eades finally made his major league debut with the Twins. His time with the Twins would not last long as the Twins released him after only two appearances. Shortly after clearing waivers, the Baltimore Orioles claimed Eades in August of 2019. Eades would finish the season with the Orioles before stepping away from baseball in 2020 for unknown reasons.

Throughout his major league career, Eades has eight appearances in 11.1 innings pitched with a 2.38 ERA. Eades will start the season with the Astros Triple-A affiliate, Sugar Land Skeeters. Given the most recent struggles to the bullpen, the addition of Eades will give the Astros some added depth and experience.

Bullpen Injury News

The Astros right-hander Enoli Paredes is finally getting back to pitching off the mound. Paredes, who has been out since April 9 due to right side soreness, began his rehab assignment with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks on Wednesday. If everything goes according to plan, the Astros should see Paredes back in the near distant future.

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Jeff "Rip" Griffin is a current MLB writer covering the Houston Astros. Rip is also the host of The Rip Griffin Show on Apple Podcasts. Rip holds a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology, focusing in Sports Management from the University of Houston - Victoria.