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Astros deal Henry to Giants for Linebrink
Henry, 36, was 1-3 with a 4.42 ERA in 44 appearances. He also had one save, which came June 18 at San Francisco.
Earlier Sunday, the right-hander pitched two scoreless innings in Houston's 6-3 loss at Atlanta.
Henry is expected to join the Giants on Monday for a series that starts at Milwaukee. In 1997, Henry worked 75 games as a setup man for San Francisco closer Rod Beck.
"Our familiarity with Doug and his track record makes this a win-win situation for us," Giants general manager Brian Sabean said.
San Francisco is one-half game behind Arizona in the NL West.
Baseball's trading deadline for deals without waivers is 4 p.m. EDT Monday.
Henry is 29-39 with 82 saves and a 4.01 ERA in a 10-year career. He also has pitched for Milwaukee and the New York Mets.
Linebrink, the Giants' second-round pick in the 1997 draft, appeared in three games during three stints in the majors this season.
The right-hander allowed three earned runs in 2 1/3 innings with no decisions, including two earned runs in one-third of an inning Saturday against the Chicago Cubs.
Linebrink, 24 in August, spent most of the season at Class AAA Fresno, where he was 1-4 with four saves and a 5.23 ERA in 28 appearances.