Astros Claim LHP Darin Downs From Detroit

By JULIE TAKAHASHI, SportsRadio 610

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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