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12/10/2009 3:14 PM ET
Astros sign third baseman Feliz
Club signs infielder to one-year deal
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HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros announced today that the club has signed third baseman Pedro Feliz to a one-year, $4.5-million contract. The announcement was made by General Manager Ed Wade.

Feliz, 34, hit .266 (154x580) with 30 doubles, 12 home runs and 82 RBI in 158 games for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2009. He set a career-high in hits and hit a team-best .336 (47x140) with runners in scoring position. In 1165 games over 10 seasons with San Francisco (2000-07) and Philadelphia (2008-09), Feliz has hit .254 (976x3845) with 197 doubles, 135 homers and 558 RBI.

"We're very pleased to add Pedro to our infield mix," said Wade. "He's been an outstanding defensive player and a solid run producer for his entire career. He played a premium position with a two-time World Series participant and was a key part of the Phillies success. We're fortunate to have him on-board."

Feliz finished first in games (155) and double plays (35) among National League third basemen in 2009 and owns a .964 career fielding percentage at third.

"Geoff Blum has done a terrific job for us over the past two seasons, and despite the acquisition of a regular third baseman, we believe Geoff will get his at-bats with us and be a key contributor all around the infield," Wade said. "It's been a good week for us."

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