Sports Minute: Astros sign catcher Maldonado to 2-year, $7 million deal

1 year 2 months 3 days ago Monday, December 23 2019 Dec 23, 2019 December 23, 2019 5:29 PM December 23, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros have signed catcher Martín Maldonado to a two-year, $7 million contract. General manager Jeff Luhnow announced the deal on Monday. It will keep Maldonado in Houston through the 2021 season. The 33-year-old Maldonado spent the second half of the last two seasons with the Astros after being traded in July in both 2018 and 2019. In 68 games with Maldonado behind the plate, Houston pitchers have compiled a 3.27 ERA.

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