HOUSTON (AP) _ Houston reliever Billy Wagner has tendinitis in his left elbow, but no other damage is apparent, the Astros said Friday.

General manager Gerry Hunsicker said an MRI showed no serious problem and team physicians expected he would be ready for spring training.

They prescribed rest and exercise, but no additional medical procedures, Hunsicker said.

Wagner, 28, who set a team record this year with 39 saves, suffered a mild strain to his left elbow in a Sept. 21 game at Pittsburgh.

He had three more regular-season appearances and one in the opening round of the NL playoffs against Atlanta, but was unavailable to Houston later in the series because of the injury.

Wagner was 4-1 with a 1.57 earned-run average over 74 2-3 innings this season. He pitched in 66 games and struck out 124.