Astros Sign Jose Castillo

According to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle, the Astros claimed infielder Jose Castillo off waivers today.  Castillo will be Astros property for ’09 as well, if they want him (he’s still arbitration-eligible).

The 27 year-old hit .244/.290/.381 in 420 plate appearances for the Giants while seeing time at second base, shortstop, and third base.

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