Houston (CBS Houston)– The Houston Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced on Friday that the team has officially claimed left-handed pitcher Darin Downs off of waivers from Detroit.
Downs, 28, posted a 4.84 ERA in 29 games for the Tigers bullpen this season. The left-handed reliever will be added to the Astros 40-man roster which makes Downs 36.
This news comes after left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard filed for free agency Thursday.
As for the Tigers, Friday they also declined their option for the 2014 season on RHP Jose Veras.
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