The Houston Astros have added another left-handed arm on a minor league contract, the same week they bring back Wandy Rodriguez. Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports the Astros have signed Dominican pitcher Edwar Cabrera.
#Astros sign first @BaseballAmerica Minor League FA Tracker-eligible player: LHP Edwar Cabrera, the Dominican changeup artist— Matt Eddy (@MattEddyBA) January 22, 2016
Cabrera signed with the Colorado Rockies as an amateur free agent in 2008. He appeared in two games with the Rockies in 2012, posting a 0-2 record with a 11.12 ERA in 5 2/3 innings.
He was claimed off Waivers by the Texas Rangers in 2013. Last season, Cabrera pitched for both Double A Frisco and Triple A Round Rock -- posting a 5-2 record with a 3.91 ERA in 78 1/3 innings with 61 strikeouts, 17 walks, .269 batting average against, 0.89 ground ball-to-flyball rate, and a 1.25 WHIP.
The Astros appears to be building up options for lefties with Scott Kazmir no longer an option.