Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Astros sign Colby Rasmus, Subject to Confirmation.

Apparently, the deal will be for one year.  As yet, no other contract details are available aside from the fact that Rasmus will earn north of 4MM.

A 40-man roster place would have to be cleared for either Rasmus or Ryan Vogelsong to be added.  I doubt either would agree to a minor-league deal.

SNEAKY BATGUY UPDATE: Looks like the deal for Rasmus is for $8M. Carlos Corporan has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40 man. Corp had recently agreed on a $975K, 1 year deal with the Astros to avoid arbitration.