5 years ago

According to MLBTradeRumors.com, 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.