Jose Lopez 2B CWS Oct 03 '78

According to, the Astros are close to signing free agent infielder Jose Lopez.

Lopez, who is currently playing in the Venezuelan Winter League, said during a press conference Saturday that he's flying to Houston on December 26, and that everything will depend on a physical exam. The 29-year-old hit .246/.270/.356 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 81 games between the Indians and White Sox in 2012.