Found March 28, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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The New York Yankees signed outfielder Jack Cust to a minor league contract Wednesday, according to Sweeny Murti of WFAN.Cust was released by the Houston Astros on Tuesday after he had only a single hit in 25 spring training at-bats. The 33-year-old batted .213 with three home runs and 23 RBIs in 67 games for the Seattle Mariners last season.
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