Astros Press Release
Astros sign IF Scott Moore to minor league deal
Includes invite to Spring Training
HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with infielder Scott Moore, General Manager Ed Wade announced today. The deal includes an invite to the Astros Major League Spring Training camp.
Moore, 27, spent his entire 2011 season at Triple A Iowa in the Cubs organization, where he hit .295 (107x363) with nine home runs and 53 RBI in 123 games. The left-handed hitting infielder played four defensive positions this season, including 42 games at third base, 36 games at first base, 24 games at second base and one game in the outfield. He's a veteran of 10 minor league seasons and has hit 19+ home runs in three of those years. He was originally the eighth overall selection in the first round of the 2002 draft by Detroit.
Moore has spent parts of four seasons in the Majors with Chicago (2006-07) and Baltimore (2007-08, 10) and owns a .223 (41x184) career average with seven home runs and 27 RBI in 80 games. His last Major League experience was in 2010 with Baltimore, when he hit .209 (18x86) with three home runs and 10 RBI in 41 games for the Orioles.
Moore becomes the eighth non-roster player, the second infielder, to receive an invite to the Astros Major League Spring Training camp.