Free-agent compensation is worst rule in MLB
| Sam Miller
Rotowire: Jan 20 / 1:26p ET
News: Rasmus is expected to sign with the Astros, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Rasmus and the Astros reportedly have a one-year deal in place that's worth approximately $8 million, though nothing has been made official. Rasmus appeared in 104 games for the Blue Jays last season but hit just .225 and saw his playing time dwindle later in the year. He's proven to be a productive player in the past, however, as he hit .276 with 66 RBI and 22 home runs in 2013. Rasmus should compete for the everyday center field position in Houston.
StatsLLC: Jan 20 / 12:00a ET
News: Rasmus has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Impact: The deal was announced Tuesday, a day after Houston dealt last year's starting center fielder, Dexter Fowler, to the Chicago Cubs.