The Houston Astros signed Jason Michaels to a one-year deal on Monday, inking the outfielder for $800,000 with a club option for 2011. With MichaelsÆ signing, the Astros are now at their max in terms of their 40-man roster and will spend the rest of the off-season searching for players the club can ink to minor league contracts. ôItÆs nice to return to a place you are familiar,ö Michaels told MLB.comÆs Brian McTaggart (HoustonÆs beat writer). ôNot just with the guys on the team, but with the surroundings and stuff like that. IÆm glad it was able to be worked out.ö Houston also signed left-handed pitcher Gustavo Chacin to a minor league deal, along with an invitation to Spring Training. And speaking of pitching, the Astros also made a big splash in that department on Monday as well ...
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