The Astros signed OF Justin Ruggiano to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training. Here's the story from Steve Campbell. Here are the minor league stats for the 29-year old Austin native and Texas A&M alumni. And here are his major league stats in 98 games over 3 seasons with Tampa Bay. Bryan Trostel over at Astros County astutely observed Ruggiano's similarity to Bogusevic as a hitter, despite the different handedness (Ruggiano is a righty and Bogusevic is a lefty).
It was also announced (with details in the same story from Steve Campbell) that the following minor league players have been issued an invitation to participate in the major league camp in Spring Training:
1B Johnathan Singleton
2B Delino DeShields, Jr.
SS Jonathan Villar
OF George Springer
OF Jake Goebbert
According to Baseball America, the Astros also signed 25 year old C Jair Fernandez, a free agent most recently with the Twins organization, and according to Baseball-Reference, the owner of a 40% lifetime CS%.