In the latest sports news, the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros have reached an agreement, as announced on Friday, that will see right-handed reliever Kendall Graveman join the Astros. In exchange, the White Sox will receive catching prospect Korey Lee.
This will be Graveman’s second contract with the Astros, having previously pitched for them during the 2021 season. So far this year, in 45 appearances, he has maintained a solid 3.48 ERA (128 ERA+) and a 2.10 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Your bookie pay per head software will take care of any odds changes because of trades, but you will still need to track the trades within the MLB.
Kendall Graveman and the Astros
The Astros‘ bullpen was ranked 14th in the majors in ERA before this deal. Graveman has one more season left on his contract and will be earning $8 million next season. The Astros seem to think that this is a reasonable price for Graveman, especially considering the potential loss of Ryne Stanek, Phil Maton, and Hector Neris to free agency in the upcoming offseason.
On the other hand, the White Sox are acquiring 25-year-old Korey Lee, who was a former first-round pick. He appeared in 12 big-league games last season and has spent this year playing in Triple-A, where he has posted a .283/.328/.406 batting line. If you want to be a bookie, you need to know what these numbers mean and how it is connected to your bookie software.
As for the White Sox, they have been making moves involving veteran players, and Graveman is the latest addition to the list. The team has also traded right-handed pitchers Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly, and Reynaldo López. Giolito and López were sent to the Los Angeles Angels, while Lynn and Kelly are reportedly heading to the Los Angeles Dodgers.