Astros sign speedy 2B Matsui to three-year, $16.5M deal

Updated: December 2, 2007, 7:58 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Second baseman Kaz Matsui finalized a $16.5 million, three-year contract with the Houston Astros on Sunday, a little more than a month after helping the Colorado Rockies to their first World Series appearance.

The 32-year-old switch-hitter batted .288 with four homers and 37 RBIs for Colorado, stealing 32 bases and scoring 84 runs -- his best totals in the majors. Houston swiped only 65 bases this year, the third-lowest in the NL.

General manager Ed Wade said Matsui ...

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