One-year contract for $750,000.
Says Easy Eddie: "We're still going to be open minded with regard to Chris coming to spring training with the potential to win the job. But it behooves us to have all our options available."
This is not true. Chris is coming to Spring Training with the potential to be called up later in the year. +1 for using "behooves" in everyday conversation, though.
JJO also mentions that with the, um, bargains at catcher and third base, the Astros now have the financial flexibility to field a 25-man roster.