The Astros sign Jed Lowrie for three years and $23 million


Brian McTaggart of reports that the Astros have agreed to terms on a three-year contract with free agent infielder Jed Lowrie. The deal is worth $23 million. There is a club option for 2018 at $5 million as well.

Lowrie played in Houston in 2012, hitting .244 with 16 homers and a .769 OPS in 97 games. He played for Oakland the past two years, hitting .271/.334/.405 as a full-timer.

He should be a full-timer in Houston, too, at least until Carlos Correa is ready to take over the position. At which point Lowrie could play second or third or wherever.