OF Jack Cust agrees to deal with Astros

(Seattle Mariners' Jack Cust singles in a run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 18, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson))
January 19, 2012 4:24:56 PM PST
Outfielder Jack Cust has agreed to a $600,000, one-year contract with the Houston Astros after getting released by Seattle and Philadelphia last year.

Cust's deal, announced Wednesday, includes a 2013 team option.

The 33-year-old hit .213 with three homers and 23 RBIs in 67 games for the Mariners, who released him on Aug. 4. The Phillies signed him to a minor league contract eight days later, then cut him on Aug. 21.

Cust has spent time at designated hitter, which the Astros will need when they move to the American League in 2013.

He has 105 homers, 323 RBIs and 819 strikeouts in 670 big league games.

The Astros designated catcher Craig Tatum for assignment to make room for Cust on the 40-man roster.


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