Phil Humber was hit around on Tuesday against the Athletics, surrendering four runs while recording only one out.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin indicated Saturday that Phil Humber could be utilized in a swing role during the 2014 season.
Athletics signed RHP Phil Humber to a minor league contract.
Astros sent RHP Phil Humber outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Astros purchased the contract of RHP Philip Humber from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Astros sent RHP Philip Humber outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Astros designated RHP Philip Humber for assignment.
Philip Humber has been demoted to the bullpen.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said he and manager Bo Porter have discussed the possibility of removing Philip Humber from the rotation.
Phil Humber was shelled for eight runs in just four innings of work in a loss Sunday to the Tigers.
Phil Humber allowed four runs over six innings as the Astros lost to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Astros manager Bo Porter said Friday that Philip Humber will remain in the starting rotation.
Philip Humber was pounded for seven runs in 4 2/3 innings by the Red Sox in a loss Thursday.
Philip Humber recorded only one out before being removed from Saturday's game against the Indians.