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Trade Deadline: Astros ship closer Brett Myers to White Sox

07.22.12 at 8:02 am ET

Houston, MLB’s worst team, has continued its selling process by trading closer Brett Myers to the White Sox for a slew of minor leaguers.

Myers heads to Chicago in exchange for righty Matt Heidenreich, lefty Blair Walters and a player to be named later. Heidenreich will report to Double-A Corpus Christi and Walters will go to High-A Lancaster. Both are starters.

The 31-year-old Myers has a 3.52 ERA with 19 saves. He was a starter for two seasons with the Astros before taking over as closer this season.

The Astros already have traded Carlos Lee, Brandon Lyon and J.A. Happ this season.

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