Joe Smith, Astros agree to $8 million, 2-year contract

MLB Baseball

HOUSTON (AP)Reliever Joe Smith and the Houston Astros have agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract.

The 35-year-old Smith spent the last two seasons with the Astros and is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 84 appearances for Houston. Smith missed the beginning of last season recovering from Achilles tendon surgery before returning in July and posting a 1.80 ERA in 28 regular-season appearances.

Smith didn’t allow a run in eight of his 10 postseason appearances in 2019 and finished the playoffs with a 3.12 ERA.

The right-hander has a 2.98 ERA in 782 career appearances. He gets $4 million in each season under the deal announced Monday.

He was coming off a $15 million, two-year deal with the Astros.

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