The Houston Chronicle’s Brian McTaggart reports that the Astros have signed outfielder Michael Bourn, right-hander Sammy Gervacio, and left-handers Polin Trinidad and Wesley Wright to one-year contracts.
Bourn struggled with increased responsibilities last season, finishing with a line of .229/.288/.300 in 467 at-bats. He stole 41 bases, but will need to prove that he can consistently hit major league pitching. The 26-year-old will make $435K in ’09.
Gervacio and Trinidad signed for $400K, and Wright, the team’s Rookie of the Year in ’08, signed for $425K.