According to MLB.com's Alyson Footer, the Astros signed outfielder Jason Michaels to a one-year deal worth $750K. Michaels, 33 in May, hit .228/.300/.382 in 254 plate appearances for the Pirates this year while earning $2.15MM.
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Links for Saturday...
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Alright, time to lump today's remaining options together in one post.
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Langosch says Michaels' $2.6MM option will be declined, but he could re-sign for less to stay on as the team's fourth outfielder. Michaels, 32, hit .224/.292/.360 in 321 plate appearances this year. There are better ways to spend a million bucks.
Mientkiewicz, 34, hit .277/.374/.379 in 334 plate appearances. He's a fine defensive first baseman and even pitched in at third. He also provided spark to the Pirates' clubhouse. Bringing him back makes sense at the right price.
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Some links for Saturday lunch, I'll add some more as the day progresses:
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