Report: Astros trading Jake Odorizzi to Atlanta for lefty reliever Will Smith

75756A5E-120A-4932-810C-2FD980DB785E

(SportsRadio 610) - The Astros are trading starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi to Atlanta for left-handed reliever Will Smith, according to FOX26's Mark Berman.

Smith has a 4.38 and 1.51 WHIP in 37 innings pitched over 41 games this year for Atlanta, where he won a World Series against the Astros last year.

Live On-Air
Ask Your Smart Speaker to Play Sports Radio six ten
SportsRadio 610
Listen Now
Now Playing
Now Playing

It was a clear need for the Astros to add a lefty to the bullpen and that's what this move accomplishes. This also brings back value for Odorizzi, who almost certainly was not returning to Houston next season.

Odorizzi has a player option for 2023, the third year of his $23.5 million contract signed with the Astros just before the 2021 season. He holds a 3.75 ERA, 1.15 WHIP AND .231 opponents' batting average this year.

Last season, Odorizzi posted a 4.21 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and .243 opponents' batting average.

Brandon Scott is the editor for SportsRadio610.com. Follow him on Twitter @brandonkscottReach him directly via email: brandon.scott@audacy.com.

Follow SportsRadio 610 on social media:
Twitter  |  Facebook |  Instagram |  YouTube