ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lance Berkman chose the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in likely the last stop of his career.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a one-year contract Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros wanted to add power to their lineup and a veteran presence to their young team.