Astros reportedly upgrade bullpen

San Diego, CA ( – The Houston Astros have bolstered their
bullpen with the signing of right-hander Luke Gregerson.

USA Today reported Wednesday that Gregerson agreed to a three-year, $18.5
million contract.

Houston landed a quality arm in the 30-year-old Gregerson after coming up
short in its pursuit of relievers Andrew Miller and David Robertson.

Gregerson pitched for the Oakland Athletics in 2014, going 5-5 with three
saves and a 2.12 earned run average in 72 appearances. He spent the first five
seasons of his career with the San Diego Padres and has a lifetime ERA of 2.75
in 435 games.

USA Today also reported that Houston reached an agreement with right-hander
Pat Neshek on a two-year, $12.5 million deal.

Neshek, 34, was 7-2 with a 1.87 ERA in 71 appearances for the St. Louis
Cardinals last season. He struck 68 batters and walked only nine in 67 1/3

For his career, Neshek has a 2.78 ERA in 297 games for Minnesota, San Diego,
Oakland and St. Louis.