Astros acquired RHP Ken Giles and INF Jonathan Arauz from the Astros for RHPs Mark Appel, Vince Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, Harold Arauz and LHP Brett Oberholtzer.
Mark Berman of FOX 26 in Houston reports that the Astros have acquired Phillies closer Ken Giles in exchange for Vince Velasquez, Brett Oberholtzer, Derek Fisher, and an additional player.
According to multiple news outlets, the Astros are close to acquiring Phillies closer Ken Giles for a trio of prospects.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that talks between the Phillies and Astros regarding Ken Giles are "heating up."
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman writes that the Astros are "still trying to pry" closer Ken Giles away from the Phillies.
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Astros recently discussed a possible Ken Giles trade with the Phillies.
According to ESPN's Jayson Stark, the Phillies are asking for two or three "high-ceiling prospects" in exchange for Ken Giles.
According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Astros and Marlins are among the teams expressing interest in trading for Phillies closer Ken Giles.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that Ken Giles is generating trade interest.
Ken Giles blew a save opportunity in the Phillies' loss to the Marlins on Saturday.
Ken Giles served up a two-run home run, but held on for his 14th save in Tuesday's win over the Mets.
Ken Giles closed out a 7-4 victory against the Cubs on Sunday to earn his 13th save.
Ken Giles earned the win in Saturday's defeat of the Cubs, tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Ken Giles got the final four outs of Tuesday's 5-0 victory over the Braves, earning his 12th save.