The Houston Astros signed right-hander Oscar Villarreal to a two-year, $2.85 million contract Friday. The deal, worth $1 million in 2008 and $1.6 million in 2009, includes a $250,000 signing bonus and a $2 million club option for 2010. The 26-year-old Villarreal was traded by Atlanta for outfielder Josh Anderson last month. He was 2-2 with a save and a 4.24 ERA for the Braves last season.
Astros Sign Villarreal To Two-Year, $2.85M Deal