Astros Sign Landon Powell

The Astros signed catcher Landon Powell to a minor league deal and invited him to big league camp, Alyson Footer of the Astros tweets. The A's had released the 29-year-old SFX client five days ago.

Powell has a .207/.284/.328 line in 406 plate appearances over the course of three seasons with the Athletics. He has played some first base, but spent most of his time behind the plate. Just 60% of stolen base attempts against Powell have been successful since 2009.

Powell joins catchers Jason Castro, Chris Snyder and Humberto Quintero on the Astros' depth chart. The A's owe Powell approximately $103K even after cutting him from the roster last week.

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