**UPDATE** Alyson Footer is reporting that the deal is now pending a physical and Steve Phillips just said that the deal is 1 year/$1.5 million and SI.com has it as official. Footer's report indicates that Pudge will take the full time duties with Quintero getting his off days.
I guess we can take this as a sign that Towles will start in AAA and Palmisano is going back to the Brewers.
Ed Wade says he has "re-engaged" Scott Boras recently. After weeks of saying he has no interest in Rodriguez, he now says that Astros' scouts who have watched I-Rod in the WBC believe he has plenty left in the tank.
Well, that is very interesting news.
**DQ Insert** SI.com confirms that Pudge is in serious talks with the Astros.