Philip Humber Claimed By the Astros


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Ed Zurga/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — Starting pitcher Philip Humber’s baseball journey has added another chapter. After being released by the Chicago White Sox, Humber has been claimed by the Houston Astros.

Humber, who has experienced modest success over his career, made headlines during the 2012 season when he threw a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on April 21.

Despite the rare accomplishment, it was the lone bright spot for Humber last season. The 29-year old Humber went 5-5 with a 6.44 ERA in 16 starts and 10 relief appearances with the White Sox. He had his best season in 2011 when he went 9-9 with a 3.75 ERA in his first season in Chicago.

He will join a starting rotation that includes Bud Norris, Lucas Harrell, and Jordan Lyles.

2013 will be the Astros first season in the American League.

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