The Astros have agreed to a 4-year, $52 million deal with outfielder Josh Reddick, as first reported by Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports. The deal is pending a physical.
Reddick is the second major addition of the hour for the Astros, who also acquired catcher Brian McCann from the Yankees in exchange for two prospects. Reddick, who has played right field throughout his career, will join George Springer, Jake Marisnick and fellow newcomer Norichika Aoki in the Astros’ outfield mix, though it is unclear where each player will play.
Reddick drew strong interest from the Blue Jays and Orioles before coming to terms with Houston, and was aided by not being attached to a qualifying offer as the result of being traded midseason. Despite struggling a bit after being dealt from the Athletics to the Dodgers on Aug. 1, Reddick finished the year with a .281/.345/.405 line and 10 homers in 115 games.
The Astros were expected to undergo significant turnover this winter, and have been the most active team thus far. In addition to acquiring McCann and Reddick today, Houston also signed starter Charlie Morton to a 2-year deal earlier in the week after trading reliever Pat Neshek to Philadelphia.