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Oh, Henry!

Astros deal Henry to Giants for Linebrink

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Latest: Tuesday August 01, 2000 10:27 AM

  Doug Henry Doug Henry Henry is 29-39 with 82 saves and a 4.01 ERA in a 10-year career. Chris Covatta/Allsport

HOUSTON (AP) -- Reliever Doug Henry, who helped San Francisco win the NL West in 1997, was traded by the Houston Astros to the Giants on Sunday for pitcher Scott 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.


 
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