Report: Jake Odorizzi agrees to two-year deal with Astros

Jake Odorizzi, pictured as a member of the Minnesota Twins. (Jim Mone/AP)

Free-agent pitcher Jake Odorizzi has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. The deal also reportedly includes a player option for a third year.

The 30-year-old was limited to four disappointing starts for the Minnesota Twins in 2020, but was an all-star with the club in 2019, recording a 3.51 ERA and 10.1 K/9 rate.

Odorizzi slots in near the top of the Astros' starting rotation behind veteran Zack Greinke. Houston's staff has been decimated by injuries, with ace Justin Verlander expected to miss the 2021 season and promising youngster Framber Valdez recently suffering a fractured ring finger.

Houston finished second in the American League West in the shortened 2020 season.

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