The Astros have signed 30-year old righty starter/reliever Clay Hensley. Hensley will likely get to compete for a spot in the starting rotation for the Astros in 2009. He pitched in 32 games (1 start) for the Padres in 2008 and he was 1-2 with a 5.31 ERA and a 1.56 WHIP. He has now pitched in 106 games (40 starts) in his major league career and he is 15-18 with a 4.09 ERA and a 1.41 WHIP. This was a good low risk/high reward signing for the Astros as Hensley is a decent pitcher.