Sports Minute: Joe Smith, Astros agree to $8 million, 2-year contract

5 months 1 week 3 days ago Tuesday, December 17 2019 Dec 17, 2019 December 17, 2019 11:46 AM December 17, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - Reliever Joe Smith and the Houston Astros have agreed to an $8 million, two-year contract. The 35-year-old Smith spent the last two seasons with the Astros and is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 84 appearances for Houston. Smith missed the beginning of last season recovering from Achilles tendon surgery before returning in July and posting a 1.80 ERA in 28 regular-season appearances.  Smith didn't allow a run in eight of his 10 postseason appearances.

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