Houston lands RHP Scott Feldman

Updated: December 6, 2013, 5:14 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPN.com

Free-agent right-hander Scott Feldman has agreed to terms with the Houston Astros on a three-year contract, the club said Friday.

Various reports say the deal is worth $30 million.

Feldman, 30, had a 3.86 ERA in 2013, splitting time between the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles. He was a reliable starter, pitching 181 2/3 innings with 132 strikeouts and 52 walks.

The signing comes a few days after the Astros acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler and his $7.35 million salary from the Colorado Rockies.

Feldman began his career with Texas and spent parts of eight seasons with the Rangers as a reliever and starter. He joins a young Houston rotation that includes Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer.

A report in The Baltimore Sun says the Orioles wanted Feldman but were not willing to go past two years for him.

Richard Durrett joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He writes about colleges, the Dallas Stars and the Texas Rangers. Richard spent nine years at The Dallas Morning News covering the Rangers, Stars, colleges, motorsports and high schools.

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