Astros’ Humber designated for assignment

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have designated pitcher Philip Humber for assignment, a day after he gave up five runs while only getting two outs in a loss to the Texas Rangers.

Just a year removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber had a terrible start to 2013. He was 0-8 with a 9.59 ERA.

He started the season in the rotation, but was moved to the bullpen on Wednesday. He threw 1 1-3 scoreless innings in relief on Thursday before taking the loss in his second relief appearance on Saturday night.

Houston signed right-hander Edgar Gonzalez to take his spot on the roster. Gonzalez made the team out of spring training as a non-roster invitee, but was designated for assignment on April 5. He was claimed by Toronto and made three appearances there before he was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Thursday and opted for free agency.

More in Sports

Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Kylee Griffen

The Gonzaga-bound senior star keyed Lake Stevens’ breakthrough season.

The Herald’s 2018 all-area girls basketball teams

PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kylee Griffen, sr., F, Lake Stevens COACH OF… Continue reading

Silvertips beat Royals, move to brink of U.S. Division title

Everett can clinch the title with a win or OTL Saturday, or a Portland loss over its final two games.

All-time stunner: No. 16 UMBC downs No. 1 Virginia

The Retrievers win 74-54 to become the first 16-seed in NCAA Tournament history to beat a No. 1.

Zags, Buckeyes know each other extremely well

The two programs meet up for the second time this season in the NCAA Tournament’s Round of 32 Saturday.

Seahawks lose DT Richardson to Vikings, sign Dickson

Former Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson opted to sign a 1-year deal with the Vikings.

Friday’s prep results

Here are Friday’s prep results, with links to recaps: BASEBALL Wesco 3A… Continue reading

Mariners rally late to defeat Rangers

Daniel Vogelbach continues to hit well, recording a home run and a double.

BLOG: Some final weekend reading before Silvertips host Fan Appreciation Night

The Everett Silvertips play their home finale tonight against Victoria. If they… Continue reading

Most Read