Astros Sign Kevin Cash To Minor League Deal

The Astros have signed catcher Kevin Cash to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart

The 32-year-old was once Tim Wakefield's personal catcher, though he spent last season with the Yankees. Cash is a career .186/.248/.287 hitter in close to 600 big league plate appearances, though his minor league numbers are much more respectable. With only two catchers on the 40-man roster (J.R. Towles and Humberto Quintero), all it takes is an injury for Cash to make the Opening Day roster.


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6 Comments on "Astros Sign Kevin Cash To Minor League Deal"


danieljmeyer
5 years 7 months ago

This appears to be more of a minor league depth signing than anything. The Astros would almost certainly call up Castro to fill in for injury unless he falls on his face in the spring.

jcrabtree7
5 years 7 months ago

Well, I don’t suppose he could do worse than the other two catchers on the roster. Don’t the Astros have a catcher in like Double A that’s supposed to be ready soon?

danieljmeyer
5 years 7 months ago

Sorry if this ends up as a repost, but yes, there is no way this guy gets a call before Jason Castro, their #1 pick from 2008.

jcrabtree7
5 years 7 months ago

Sorry, my computer didn’t even show your post. If I had seen it, I wouldn’t have said anything, haha

danieljmeyer
5 years 7 months ago

no worries. just another thought on castro… i imagine the astros will not let him break camp with the team, but would consider him for a call up in late may or so, in order to turn him into a super 2 player, where you get 4 years of club arbitration control. if he performs in the minors, there’s no way they let him sit there past mid June.

5 years 7 months ago

Haha. By the way bobcobb, didn’t you used to post on the MySpace Seinfeld group? I recognize that picture certainly