East Texan Philip Humber headed to Houston Astros - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

East Texan Philip Humber headed to Houston Astros

TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - East Texan Phil Humber is glad to be back.

The former Carthage Bulldog was recently claimed by the Houston Astros, after being released by the White Sox.

Humber is back with his family in Tyler, where he's spending his offseason.

Last season certainly was a wild one for Humber.

In April, he fired a perfect game against the Mariners, then struggled down the stretch with consistency and injuries.

The White sox released him last week but he was quickly signed by the Astros.

He's now back in his home state and ready to go.

"I'm more excited about it than anything. The people I care about and care about me they're going to be able to see me play in person. That's a cool part for me," said Humber. 

"Also, the proximity to home. My wife and baby won't have to fly home, they can drive and that's going to make life easier on a lot of us. I'm really excited about it and look forward to get started."

Humber will be familiar with the Astros, he was in college at Rice (located in Houston) when the Astros went to the World Series.

He will also be familiar with their opponents, as the Astros move into the American League next season.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

  • KLTV SportsLocal SportsMore>>

  • NFL Draft 2017

    NFL Draft 2017

  • Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Player Spotlight: Whitehouse Wildcat Cameron Cantrell

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:46:23 GMT
    KLTV StaffKLTV Staff

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>

    On Friday night,  Whitehouse wildcat Cameron Cantrell racked up 4 touchdowns and 194 receiving yards.  The Texas Tech commit was quarterback Jake Clemons' one and only target in the end-zone. .  Whitehouse beat Sulphur Springs 28-6.   Copyright 2017 KLTV. All rights reserved.

    More >>
  • ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    ‘Jacks Improve to 2-0 in Southland with 20-10 Road Win over Abilene Christian

    Sunday, September 24 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-09-25 03:14:36 GMT
    SFA AthleticsSFA Athletics
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
    SFA Athletics Release  The Stephen F. Austin football team sits at 2-0 in Southland Conference play after an impressive 20-10 road victory over Abilene Christian Saturday night inside the brand new Wildcat Stadium. The win is the Lumberjacks’ (2-2, 2-0 Southland) second consecutive and first road victory of the season. For the first time in 2017 SFA outgained its opponent, racking up 414 total yards of offense compared to 328 by the host Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 Southland). T...More >>
Powered by Frankly