Astros sign Jorge Sosa to minor-league deal

May 28, 2008 6:16:13 PM PDT
Reliever Jorge Sosa, released a week earlier by the New York Mets, signed a minor league contract with the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Sosa was 4-1 with a 7.06 ERA in 20 appearances for the Mets. He was tied for the league lead for wins as a reliever, before being released May 21. Astros general manager Ed Wade said Sosa would join Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday.

The 31-year-old right-hander is 40-49 with a 4.67 ERA in seven major league seasons.

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