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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.
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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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