The Astros have signed Ramon Vazquez to a minor league deal, in light of Manzella's injury.â†µ
Vazquez has already appeared in four games for the Express, and could be called up if Oswaldo Navarro continues to struggle.â†µ
Vazquez signed a deal with the Pirates for $2 million, but was released April 8.â†µ
Why the Astros made this move, I'm not too sure. Vazquez is a career .250 hitter and is approaching age 33. But then again, our other shortstop is Geoff Blum, a 37 year old, .240 career hitter.