Catcher Dustin Garneau agrees to 1-year deal with Astros

MLB
This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

HOUSTON (AP)Catcher Dustin Garneau has agreed to a one-year contract with the Houston Astros, where he figures to compete for a backup role.

Robinson Chirinos and Martin Maldonado became free agents, and Tuesday’s agreement likely will not be the final catching move for the AL champions.

The 32-year-old Garneau hit .244 with three homers and 14 RBIs in 35 games this year for the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland, which claimed him off waivers on Aug. 3.

A five-year major league veteran, he also has played for Colorado and the Chicago White Sox.

More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Latest Local News

More Local News