Astros Sign Crowe, Escalona

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  • The Astros announced that they signed outfielder Trevor Crowe and left-hander Sergio Escalona to minor league contracts that include invitations to MLB Spring Training. Houston also confirmed the signing of right-handers Edgar Gonzalez and Jose Valdez. Crowe, 29, played for the Indians from 2009-11. He spent the 2012 season in Cleveland's minor league system and posted a .281/.349/.397 batting line in 350 total plate appearances. Escalona, 28, posted a 2.93 ERA in 27 2/3 innings for the 2011 Astros, but hasn't pitched at the MLB level since.

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