According to Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, the Astros signed pitcher Clay Hensley to a minor league deal worth $550K. Hensley, 29, posted a 3.94 ERA in Triple A and a 5.31 mark in the Majors this year after recovering from labrum surgery. The Padres chose to non-tender him.
Hensley had success back in '06, tossing up a 3.71 ERA in 187 innings on the strength of a 54% groundball rate.
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