Fox's Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Astros have signed super utility man Bill Hall to a one-year, 3 million dollar contract. Hall will be the regular second baseman in Houston, according to the report.
This comes on the heels of speculation by Rosenthal that the Yankees have called about Jeff Keppinger. If this turns out to be confirmed, it's one way the Astros could look to save more money. By dealing Keppinger and getting Hall fairly cheaply, the Astros look to save about 4-6 million, depending what Keppinger would get in arbitration.
What do you think about this? Hall will provide better defense at second than Keppinger and more power, but less average and on-base skill. At the same time, with Hall and Barmes up the middle, the Astros will have one of the strongest defensive infields in Houston since the mid-90's.