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The New York Yankees have signed Jack Cust to a minor league deal, Sweeny Murti of WFAN reports.
Cust signed a one-year deal with the Astros in January but was released by them earlier this week.
Cust averaged 28 home runs from 2007-09 and was looking to re-establish his offense with the Astros and prior to that the Phillies and Mariners but has been unsuccessful.
Cust hit .213/.344/.329 with 3 HR's, 44 BB's and 23 RBI's in 225 AB's with the Mariners in 2011.
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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.
The Astros released outfielder Jack Cust and pitcher Zach Duke early Tuesday. It should have come as no surprise. Neither had performed at all as expected during the spring. Since both had to win spots on the roster with nothing guaranteed, their failures spelled their doom.
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According to Alyson Footer, the Astros Sr. Director of Social Media, the Houston Astros have released outfielder Jack Cust and left handed pitcher Zach Duke.
Duke was 3-4 with a 4.93 ERA, 0.7 HR/9, 2.2 BB/9 and 3.8 SO/9 in 76.2 innings in 2011 with the Diamondbacks. Cust hit .213/.344/.329 with 3 HR's, 44 BB's and 23 RBI's in 225 AB's with the Mariners in 2011.
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