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Chad Qualls | Relief Pitcher | #50

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/17/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 2 (0) / HOU
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Rockies activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list.
Qualls is active and available out of the Rockies bullpen for Friday's game against the Cubs. He missed over three weeks of action due to a stomach illness but is now healthy and ready to go. He owns a troublesome 5.61 ERA and 1.68 WHIP out of the Rockies bullpen this season. Aug 19 - 6:36 PM

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Chad Qualls (illness) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Triple-A Albuquerque.

Qualls missed three weeks with a nasty stomach ailment. He dropped 16 pounds and will probably need several appearances on the farm to get back up to full speed. The 37-year-old right-hander holds a disappointing 5.61 ERA and 1.68 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen.
Aug 11 - 1:16 PM

Rockies placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list with an illness.

There aren't any details available yet, but it's obviously more than just a cold or flu. Qualls, 37, holds a 5.61 ERA in 36 appearances this season with Colorado.
Jul 23 - 4:58 PM

Rockies signed RHP Chad Qualls to a two-year, $6 million contract.

There was some confusion about the contract, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports passed along the final details. Qualls, 37, is coming off a 4.38 ERA and 46/9 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings this past season. The Astros declined a $3.5 million club option on him last month, but he ended up doing pretty well for himself here. He has some closing experience, but figures to serve in a set-up role.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:16:00 AM

Astros declined RHP Chad Qualls' $3.5 million club option for 2016.

Qualls will receive a $250,000 buyout and hit free agency. The veteran reliever posted a 4.38 ERA and 46/9 K/BB ratio over 49 1/3 innings this season. He turned 37 in August.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 03:04:00 PM

Chad Qualls is not on the Astros' ALDS roster.

That is a mild surprise given that Qualls was included on the 25-man roster for Tuesday night's American League Wild Card Game, but it's not like he had a deserving regular season. The veteran right-hander posted a 4.38 ERA in 49 1/3 innings this summer for Houston.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:09:00 PM

Astros activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list.

Qualls was suffering from a pinched nerve in his neck, but he made rapid progress in his rehab. Prior to the injury, he held a tough 5.11 ERA and 1.25 WHIP over 24 2/3 innings.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 04:16:00 PM

Chad Qualls (neck) will make his second minor league rehab appearance Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Qualls, out since June 25 with a pinched nerve in his neck, tossed a scoreless inning in his first appearance on Tuesday. He could join the Astros as soon as this weekend.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 05:58:00 PM

Chad Qualls (neck) will appear in a game for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday in preparation for his activation from the disabled list.

As a veteran reliever, Qualls won't need a lengthy rehab stint and Tuesday's Double-A appearance could well be the only one he makes before rejoining the big club. He's eligible to return from the disabled list on Thursday.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Chad Qualls (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi later this week.

He should only need one or two rehab appearances before being activated. Qualls is eligible to return on Friday after missing time with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 12:19:00 PM

Astros placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Qualls is expected back when his 15 days are up. The reliever had been struggling of late with an 8.53 ERA over his last nine appearances, and perhaps the injury offers an explanation.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 02:31:00 PM

With Luke Gregerson getting the night off, Chad Qualls pitched a hitless ninth for his fourth save Thursday against the Blue Jays.

Four saves in six weeks is pretty darn good for a setup guy. We're guessing the Astros didn't want to use Gregerson for a second straight night after he had just missed a few days with a family emergency. He should be ready to go tomorrow.
Thu, May 14, 2015 11:11:00 PM

Despite giving up an RBI double, Chad Qualls picked up his third save Saturday against the Angels.

Qualls is filling in for Luke Gregerson while the Astros' closer is absent. He's given up runs in back-to-back outings, but he'll probably still be the choice next time a save chance arises.
Sun, May 10, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Chad Qualls gave up a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, resulting in a loss as the Astros fell 2-1 to the Rangers on Monday.

Qualls allowed a leadoff double to Adrian Beltre, then followed that up by allowing a single to Kyle Blanks to push Beltre to third base. Qualls struck out Rougned Odor, revealing light at the end of the tunnel, but Robinson Chirinos hit a sacrifice fly to center field to bring in the go-ahead run. Qualls, typically setting up for closer Luke Gregerson, has mostly been solid, sporting a 3.48 ERA with a 14/2 K/BB ratio in 10 1/3 innings.
Mon, May 4, 2015 11:19:00 PM

Chad Qualls retired the only batter he faced Friday to pick up his second save against the A's.

Qualls was the third pitcher of the 11th, getting Brett Lawrie to fly out to center to end the game with the tying run on second. It's Qualls' second save in four days, but the Astros won't be replacing Luke Gregerson anytime soon.
Sat, Apr 25, 2015 02:00:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Tyler Anderson
3Tyler Chatwood
4Chad Bettis
5German Marquez
6Yency Almonte
7Shane Carle
8Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Jason Motte
4Chad Qualls
5Scott Oberg
6Jairo Diaz
7Matt Carasiti
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jeff Hoffman
12Chris Rusin
13Rayan Gonzalez
14Sam Moll