The Houston Astros recently acquired catcher Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves, and it appears that they may not be done this off season. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Astros still have money left to spend, and are targeting starting pitching, and corner infielders.
astros have a bit of flexibility ($) left. looking at SP and corner infielders
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 14, 2015
#Astros still could add back-of-the-rotation starter, someone like Kyle Kendrick or Ryan Vogelsong. Both still on free-agent market.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 14, 2015
Either one would be a improvement for a Astros pitching staff that total team ERA of 4.14, and a team WHIP (Walks plus hits per inning pitched, a measure of how many base runners a pitcher or team allows each inning) of 1.335 according to Baseball Reference.
Last season, Vogelsong 8-13, with a ERA of 4.00 while pitching for the world champion San Francisco Giants. Kendrick was 10-13 with a ERA of 4.61 for the Philadelphia Phillies.