Astros declined RHP Chad Qualls' $3.5 million club option for 2016.
Chad Qualls is not on the Astros' ALDS roster.
Astros activated RHP Chad Qualls from the 15-day disabled list.
Chad Qualls (neck) will make his second minor league rehab appearance Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.
Chad Qualls (neck) will appear in a game for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday in preparation for his activation from the disabled list.
Chad Qualls (neck) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi later this week.
Astros placed RHP Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 25, with a pinched nerve in his neck.
With Luke Gregerson getting the night off, Chad Qualls pitched a hitless ninth for his fourth save Thursday against the Blue Jays.
Despite giving up an RBI double, Chad Qualls picked up his third save Saturday against the Angels.
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.
Chad Qualls retired the only batter he faced Friday to pick up his second save against the A's.
Chad Qualls struck out two batters in a clean ninth inning to record his first save as the Astros earned a 6-3 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Chad Qualls still has a perfect ERA this spring after pitching a scoreless inning Monday against the Braves.
Chad Qualls picked up his 19th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in Friday's 3-1 win over the Mets.