Astros offer arbitration to Valverde

Maybe they’re hoping to collect some draft picks when Valverde signs with another team. Maybe.

via Houston Astros News by Brian McTaggart on 12/1/09

The Astros offered salary arbitration to closer Jose Valverde on Tuesday, but chose not to offer arbitration to infielder Miguel Tejada and reliever LaTroy Hawkins — both of whom are Type A free agents — or Type B free agent Doug Brocail, who isn’t in the club’s plans for 2010.


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