Ausmus gets one-year, $2M deal to return to Astros

Updated: October 30, 2007, 3:23 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros signed catcher Brad Ausmus to a one-year contract worth $2 million plus incentives on Tuesday.

The 38-year-old hit .235 with three home runs and 25 RBIs in 117 games for Houston last season. He committed only four errors in 2007 and ranked fourth among catchers in the National League with a .995 fielding percentage.

It will be the 10th season in Houston for the three-time Gold Glove winner, who played for the Astros from 1997-98 and returned in ...

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