Astros sign pair to minor league contracts

Updated: January 29, 2008, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Right-hander Brian Moehler and utility player David Newhan agreed Tuesday to minor league contracts with the Houston Astros.

Moehler was 1-4 with a save and a 4.07 ERA in 42 games for Houston last year, and the 10-year veteran has a 64-83 record with a 4.75 ERA.

Newhan appeared in 56 games with one homer and six RBIs for the New York Mets last season. He also spent time last year with Triple-A New Orleans, hitting .347 with seven homers, 12 doubles and 30 RBIs in 44 games. He also has played for San Diego, Philadelphia and Baltimore.


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