Brett Myers content with Astros

February 22, 2010 11:30:08 AM PST
Brett Myers lobbed pitches to his 4-year-old son on a practice field on the second day of Houston Astros spring training, happy and relaxed in his new setting. For the first time in his nine-year career, the 29-year-old Myers is starting a season with a team other than Philadelphia.

He may have some hard feelings about how things ended with the Phillies, but he'd rather focus on the present, and how he can convey his championship experience to a young team trying to become a playoff contender.

The Astros signed Myers to a one-year contract to fill the No. 3 spot in the starting rotation, behind Roy Oswalt and Wandy Rodriguez. He missed three months after hip surgery last season and finished 4-3 with a 4.84 ERA in 10 starts and eight relief appearances.