Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:04:43 -0800
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RPs Jesse Crain, Chad Qualls and Matt Albers will be considered for closer this year, along with RP Joshua Fields. The team would ideally prefer to have one closer, but it may not be that way to start the year. Experience-wise, Qualls may have a leg up. Porter wants his closer to be able to induce weak groundballs, as well.
Sat, 07 Dec 2013 17:05:22 -0800
The Houston Astros have signed free-agent RP Chad Qualls (Marlins) to a two-year deal worth $6 million. The deal includes an option year worth $3.5 million.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:26:14 -0700
The Miami Marlins have recalled P Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans, as a result of RP Chad Qualls being placed on the paternity list.
Sat, 13 Jul 2013 11:53:21 -0700
Miami Marlins RP Chad Qualls will be placed on the paternity list Saturday, July 13. He is expected to rejoin the team in Milwaukee after the All-Star break.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 12:06:35 -0700
The Miami Marlins are receiving calls about the availability of RPs Steve Cishek, Mike Dunn, Ryan Webb and Chad Qualls.
Mon, 20 May 2013 22:20:36 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said following the game Monday, May 20, that Steve Cishek is no longer the only closer. "We're going to use everybody," he said, mentioning Cishek, Chad Qualls and Mike Dunn by name. Qualls was warming up Monday when Miami was holding a 2-1 lead in the eighth inning but was used in the ninth inning in a non-save situation. Left-handed bats are hitting .333 versus Cishek, while right-handed hitters are hitting just .111.
Fantasy Tip: A.J. Ramos might be included in this group as well. Still, this is looking like a messy situation for fantasy purposes. If Cishek improves on his weakness, he'd probably be given a shot to get the job back all to himself, but Redmond won't look to do that in the near future without a clear turnaround from Cishek. Don't drop him, though, as he's probably still the lead option.
Dunn, who likely was unavailable Monday after pitching on two straight days, is your best bet for speculation because he's the chief late-innings lefty and has so far been OK versus right-handed bats. Qualls and Ramos could sneak in deep-league value, as well, but they may cancel each other out often.
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:23:43 -0700
The Miami Marlins have purchased the contracts of Ps Jose Fernandez, John Maine, Chad Qualls and Kevin Slowey, OF Austin Kearns, 1B Casey Kotchman and SS Chris Valaika.
Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:40:32 -0700
The Miami Marlins will add 1B Casey Kotchman, OF Austin Kearns and RP Chad Qualls to their 25-man roster.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:32:43 -0800
The Miami Marlins will have at least 71 players in camp when the team opens spring training Feb. 11, and that includes 31 non-roster invitees. Of those 31 non-roster players, 14 are from the organization. The 17 minor-league free agents looking to catch on include Ps Jonathan Albaladejo, John Maine, Doug Mathis, Zach Phillips, Chad Qualls, Kevin Slowey, Jordan Smith, Mitch Talbot and Michael Wuertz. The non-roster minor-league free agents are C Craig Tatum, INFs Matt Downs, Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Ed Lucas and Chris Valaika. The OFs are Jordan Brown and Austin Kearns. "It's a relatively large group and a lot of opportunity and I think there will be some good competition in a number of areas," team executive Larry Beinfest said.
Fri, 25 Jan 2013 21:33:21 -0800
The Miami Marlins agreed to terms with free-agent RP Chad Qualls (Pirates) on a minor-league deal Friday, Jan. 25. He also received an invite to spring training.