Latest Josh Hader News

Ryan Pressly surprised at demotion to Astros setup role but says willing to accept it

Feb. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Pressly said he was surprised the Houston Astros dropped him from closer in favor of Josh Hader but has accepted an eighth-inning setup role. Hader, a five-time All-Star left-hander who turns 30 on April 7, agreed Jan. 22 to a $95 million,...

Josh Hader will close for Astros and Ryan Pressly will be in setup role, new manager Joe Espada says

Feb. 14, 2024 13:59 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Newly signed Josh Hader will close for the Astros and incumbent Ryan Pressly will move into a setup role, new manager Joe Espada said as Houston started spring training workouts Wednesday. Hader, a five-time All-Star, agreed Jan. 22 to a $95 million,...

Left-hander Matt Gage claimed by New York Yankees off waivers from Houston Astros

Jan. 29, 2024 17:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Left-hander Matt Gage was claimed by the New York Yankees off waivers from the Houston Astros on Monday. The 30-year-old had a 2.70 ERA in five big league relief appearances and went 1-1 with a 4.58 ERA in 34 games at Triple-A Sugar Land last season. He is 0-1 with...

Reliever Josh Hader finalizes $95 million, 5-year contract with Houston Astros

Jan. 22, 2024 18:58 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Josh Hader and the Houston Astros weren't ready to define what his bullpen role will be on the day they announced his $95 million, five-year contract. It appears likely he will take over as closer and push Ryan Pressly back to a setup job in a bullpen that also...

Josh Hader agrees to $95 million, 5-year contract with Astros, AP source says

Jan. 19, 2024 16:02 PM EST

Hard-throwing reliever Josh Hader and the Houston Astros agreed to a $95 million, five-year contract on Friday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal was subject to a successful physical. ...

Matsui looks forward to key relief role with Padres as well as being teammates with Darvish

Jan. 09, 2024 21:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — New San Diego Padres reliever Yuki Matsui says he's not expecting to come in and become the closer right away but is looking forward to pitching in big late-inning situations. The 28-year-old left-hander is one of two new Padres relievers who will compete to...

South Korean reliever Woo-Suk Go and San Diego Padres agree to $4.5 million, 2-year deal

Jan. 04, 2024 00:41 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — South Korean reliever Woo-Suk Go and the San Diego Padres agreed Wednesday to a $4.5 million, two-year contract that includes a 2026 mutual option plus bonus and escalator provisions that could make the deal worth $9.4 million over three seasons if he closes regularly. ...

Baltimore’s Félix Bautista and Milwaukee’s Devin Williams win MLB's Reliever of the Year Awards

Nov. 29, 2023 18:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore’s Félix Bautista was a unanimous winner of the Mariano Rivera American League Reliever of the Year Award and Milwaukee’s Devin Williams won the Trevor Hoffman National League honor on Wednesday. Bautista, a 28-year-old right-hander, was 8-2 with a...