Check out this exchange from TRosser92's Twitter feed:
What would Colby Rasmus be doing in Houston?
He's a free agent.
He's not from Texas or the Houston area in any way.
The Astros just traded away one outfielder and have somewhat of a hole in right field currently. Seriously, check out the FanGraphs depth chart for Houston. Mostly decent projections for every position except right field, where it's a pretty sad state.
The Astros all of a sudden have extra money.
We know there are more moves coming.
COULD THIS BE LEGITIMATE?
No, probably not. None of the usual suspects are on this yet.
What's that, you say? Colby Rasmus doesn't make sense in this outfield?
Well, think about this. If the Astros sign Rasmus to a one-year, make-good deal, they could play him in right. He's not as good a fielder as Jake Marisnick, but he's probably a better hitter. So, Houston gains something to the 2015 roster while giving Marisnick a chance to go to Triple-A or be a fourth outfielder.
If Rasmus doesn't pull it together, the Astros have a replacement ready to go. If he does, they've got at least a
CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports the Astros have signed Colby Rasmus.