Astros claim lefty Darin Downs

Astros claim lefty Darin Downs
November 1, 2013, 2:30 pm
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The Astros have claimed left-handed pitcher Darin Downs off waivers from Detroit.

Downs, 28, had a 4.84 ERA in 29 games during two stints with the Tigers bullpen last season. He struck out 37 in 35 1/3 innings.

Downs appeared in 13 minor league appearances and had a 2.16 ERA with Triple-A Toledo and Class-A West Michigan.

In 47 games over the last two years, he had a 2-3 record with a 4.34 ERA with 57 strikeouts in 56 innings.

The Astros' 40-man roster is at 36 with the addition of Downs and the removal of Erik Bedard, who filed for free agency on Thursday.

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