Cust eager to show Astros what he can do
By signing veteran outfielder Jack Cust to a one-year, $600,000 contract with an option for 2013 on Wednesday, the Astros added even more competition to what appears to be a crowded outfield entering Spring Training.
Cust, who is on a non-guaranteed Major League deal, could compete for the starting job in right field, which appears to be wide open a month before the team hits Kissimmee, Fla. He could also get some time in a reserve role at first base and the corner outfield spots.
No matter the case, the left-handed-hitting Cust is thrilled to get a chance to show what he can do in Houston.
Astros reach one-year deal with slugger Jack Cust | astros.com: News
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