• by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Philip Humber humbled by struggles after perfect game

    Athletics reliever Philip Humber doesn't want to be remembered only for the perfect game he threw for the White Sox in April 2012. It is becoming an albatross in his career. "I was going good, thought I could dominate, but it didn't happen," he told the Bay Area News Group. Humber is just hoping to land a spot in the bullpen. He signed a minor league contract after a brutal 2013 season with Houston in which he lost all eight decisions and recorded a fat 7.90 ERA.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    A's take chance on Philip Humber

    The Oakland Athletics took a chance signing pitcher Philip Humber to a minor league contract, Baseball America reports Saturday. The 30-year-old Humber spent the 2013 season with Houston, but was horrendous with an 0-8 record and 7.90 ERA over 54 2/3 innings. That said, he's just two years removed from pitching well as a member of the Chicago White Sox rotation. Humber is expected to at least begin next season with Triple-A Sacramento, though he will get a chance to compete for a roster spot at spring training.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Astros outright four off 40-man roster

    The Astros outrighted pitcher Philip Humber, infielder Brandon Laird and catchers Cody Clark and Matt Pagnozzi off the 40-man roster Wednesday. Humber went 0-8 with a 7.90 ERA in 54 2/3 innings over 17 appearances (seven starts) with the major-league team. Laird hit .169/.224/.423 with five home runs and 11 RBI in 71 at-bats. Clark went 4 for 38 with Houston and hit .217/.258/.273 in 143 at-bats with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Pagnozzi went 3 for 21 with the Astros after being purchased by the team from the Braves in early September.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Astros call up Philip Humber for bullpen

    The Astros purchased the contract of reliever Philip Humber from Triple-A Oklahoma City Monday. Humber has been pitching well in relief at the Triple-A level of late. For the season, Humber has appeared in 20 games for Oklahoma City and has a 4.68 ERA.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Philip Humber accepts minor-league assignment

    Astros starting pitcher Philip Humber accepted his assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City and was scheduled to join the club Friday, according to MLB.com.Humber went 0-8 with a whopping 9.59 ERA through nine appearances (seven starts) in the majors before he was designated for assignment .

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros remove Philip Humber from roster

    It just keeps getting worse and worse for pitcher Philip Humber. After being moved to the bullpen last week, Humber is not even on the roster anymore after the Astros designated him for assignment Sunday. Humber was moved to the bullpen after losing his first seven starts and posting an 8.82 ERA. He tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings in his relief debut Thursday, but Humber dropped to 0-8 Saturday after allowing five runs on five hits and one walk in 2/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Astros move Philip Humber to bullpen

    Astros starting pitcher Philip Humber has been moved to the bullpen, the Houston Chronicle reports. Dallas Keuchel will instead make Friday's start against the Rangers. Humber has had one of the worst starts to the season of any pitcher in the league, with an 0-7 record, 8.82 ERA and 1.93 WHIP in 33 2/3 innings over seven starts.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Astros mull removing Philip Humber from rotation

    The Astros have discussed removing starter Philip Humber from the rotation, MLB.com reports Monday. General manager Jeff Luhnow said he and manager Bo Porter have talked about that possibility, but nothing is imminent. "That's really a decision Bo needs to make, and I'm sure he'll make it at the appropriate time," Luhnow said. "We believe Humber is a major league pitcher and can add value to our team. For now, no decision has been made about any different roles on the pitching side at this point." Humber has lost each of his seven starts this season and has an 8.82 ERA and 1.93 WHIP.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Philip Humber falls to 0-7

    Astros pitcher Philip Humber could not slow the Tigers' potent offense in Sunday's series finale. After Detroit scored 17 runs the night before, he allowed eight runs on eight hits with three walks over four innings of work in the 9-0 loss. The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer to Prince Fielder in the first before getting tagged with a five-spot the following frame. Andy Dirks hit a solo homer off him in the fourth for his final damage.Humber, who threw 91 pitches, struck out one while his record fell to 0-7 on the year.His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Rangers. When Humber faced Texas on April 3, he allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings in the loss.

  • by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com

    Philip Humber drops record to 0-6

    Astros starter Philip Humber was decent in New York Tuesday. Unfortunately, Hiroki Kuroda didn't give up a run for the Yankees. Humber surrendered four runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings and took the loss to fall to 0-6. Humber struck out two and threw 94 pitches, 64 for strikes. His ERA is 7.58, allowing 19 earned runs over his last 11 innings. Humber is scheduled to start Sunday against Detroit's tough lineup.