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Astros Sign Sosa

The Astros have agreed to a minor league deal with Jorge Sosa. Sosa will work with pitching coach Burt Hooten, who has worked with several of the teams major league relievers lately. Sosa has had success at the major league level before, so the Astros are hoping that Hooten can help him find his command. Sosa went 9-8 with a 4.47 ERA last year for the Mets, but struggled early on in 2008.

His best year came in 2005 when he went 13-3 with a 2.55 ERA with the Braves. If he can come back and return to 2007 form, he should help the Astros as they surprisingly make a run for the playoffs.