Astros sign 2 to minor league deals
The Houston Astros have agreed to minor league contracts with
outfielder Travis Buck and outfielder-first baseman Nick Stavinoha,
and both have been given non-roster invites to spring training.
General Manager Ed Wade announced the moves in a release
The 27-year-old Buck spent last season with the Cleveland
Indians. He hit .228 (34 for 149) in 50 games with two home runs
and 18 RBIs. Buck was a first-round draft pick of the Oakland A’s
Stavinoha had been in the Cardinals organization since being
selected in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. He spent all of
2011 with Triple-A Memphis, where he was tied for first in the
Pacific Coast League with 109 RBIs and tied for fifth with 28
homers, while hitting .270.