Over the weekend, the Astros trade for right handed pitcher Ken Giles was finalized. Astros acquired Giles and shortstop Jonathan Arauz from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mark Appel, right-handed pitcher Harold Arauz, right-handed pitcher Thomas Eshelman, left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer and right-handed pitcher Vince Velasquez.
Monday, the Astros introduced their newest bullpen arm but didn't name Giles the closer.
Luhnow had high marks for Giles:
Hinch is appears excited to add another key arm to the bullpen:
"I have no doubt if Ken Giles ends up being our closer ... our team can handle it" â AJ Hinch— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) December 14, 2015
Giles is ready to roll:
"They had to give up a lot to get me" â Ken Giles— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) December 14, 2015