UPDATE: Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

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UPDATE: FOX 26 Sports’ Mark Berman reports that Vogelsong is currently in Houston, which is an indication that he could be in town for a pre-signing physical. However, the free agent pitcher said he’s not ready to comment on his situation with the Astros.

6:50 p.m. ET: After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon.

FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are in “serious discussions” with free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong. Houston projects to have Dallas Keuchel, Collin McHugh, Scott Feldman, and Brett Oberholtzer in the first four spots in their rotation, but they are still looking for some back-end depth. Straily gives them another option, but the Astros could opt to stash him in the minors.

Vogelsong, 37, posted a 4.00 ERA and 151/58 K/BB ratio in 184 2/3 innings across 32 starts with the Giants last season. He has also been linked to the Rockies in recent days.

Cardinals sign Matt Wieters to one-year, $2 million deal

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Jon Heyman reports that the Cardinals and free agent catcher Matt Wieters have agreed on a one-year, $2 million deal. Wieters can earn an additional $1 million through incentives.

Wieters, 33, spent last season with the Cardinals as Yadier Molina‘s backup. In 67 games, the veteran hit .214/.268/.435 with 11 home runs and 27 RBI. While Wieters has left something to be desired offensively in recent years, he still plays solid defense behind the plate.

Wieters will once again serve as the backup to Molina. Catching prospect Andrew Knizner is expected to start the season at Triple-A Memphis.