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Astros Sign Colby Rasmus

The crazy offseason continues as the Houston Astros and free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus, agree on a one-year deal in the area of $8 million.  This comes a few days after Houston traded to get Evan Gattis and a day after trading Dexter Fowler.

Rasmus, 28, is entering his seventh year in the major leagues and spent the last four in Toronto as a member of the Blue Jays.  2014 wasn’t the best of seasons for Rasmus as far as average is concerned, but he still did a good job in the power department hitting 18 home runs in a career-low 376 plate appearances.

Things are certainly changing in Houston and it looks like the Astros are really trying to make a run in 2015.  Information on MLBTraderumors suggests that Rasmus and rigt-handed outfielder Jake Marisnick could split time in the outfield.

In order to make room for Rasmus on the 40-man roster, Houston has designated Carlos Corporan for assignment.

There are rumors still swirling that the Astros and free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong could potentially reach a deal in the coming days so stay tuned as the whirlwind of moves continues.


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John has recently graduated from the University at Albany with a B.A. in History and is currently finishing his Master's Degree there as well in secondary education. After being away from school for over two decades he decided to go back and work towards his dream of becoming a social studies teacher.

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