What’s next for Houston Astros, Astros-White Sox?
The Houston Astros are looking for a third baseman in their offseason and are looking to fill out the roster by adding a hitter.
According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Houston Astros have signed veteran slugger Jason Giambi to a two-year, $16MM contract, a deal that will pay him $4MM for the duration of the deal.
Giambi, 27, has hit .290/.366/.500 with 26 homers, 58 RBIs and 13 stolen bases in 684 plate appearances with the White Sox since being acquired in a trade with the Minnesota Twins in March.
He was a late-inning reliever for Minnesota last season and is a career .270/.379/.539 hitter in his career.
The Astros will have the flexibility to keep both Giambias contracts on the books in 2019 or 2020 if they want to, and there’s no reason to think that’s going to be the case.