Astros acquire RHP Velazquez from Orioles

The Houston Astros acquired right-hander Hector Velazquez from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later.Velazquez joined Baltimore via a waiver claim in March. He was not on the Orioles’ Opening Day roster but was part of their 60-man player pool.The 31-year-old Velazquez posted a 1-4 record with a 5.43 ERA in 34 appearances (eight starts) with the Boston Red Sox in 2019. He owns an 11-7 mark with a 3.90 ERA in 89 career appearances (19 starts), all with the Red Sox.