White Sox Acquire Reliever Myers from Houston

Houston receives right-hander Matt Heidenreich and left-hander Blair Walters

By Noah Trister
|  Saturday, Jul 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:37 PM CDT
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FILE - In this July 5, 2012, file photo, Houston Astros pitcher Brett Myers delivers during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Chicago White Sox have acquired Myers on Saturday, July 21, 2012, in a trade with the Astros for two minor league pitchers and a player to be named. Houston receives right-hander Matt Heidenreich and left-hander Blair Walters. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

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The Chicago White Sox have acquired Houston reliever Brett Myers for two minor league pitchers and a player to be named later.

Myers had 19 saves and a 3.52 ERA for the Astros this season and will try to bolster an inexperienced Chicago bullpen. Addison Reed, Chicago's 23-year-old closer, has 15 saves but a 4.24 ERA. Rookie Nate Jones has a 3.57 ERA in 35 appearances.

The White Sox entered Saturday's game at Detroit with a half-game lead on the Tigers atop the AL Central. The Astros are in last place in the NL Central and had little need to keep Myers, a 31-year-old right-hander.

Houston receives right-hander Matt Heidenreich and left-hander Blair Walters. Chicago also receives cash considerations from Houston in the deal.

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