The Astros have signed outfielder Jose Cruz and infielder Tomas Perez to minor league contracts. Cruz hopes to revive his career with his dad’s team (he is the first base coach). 33-year old switch hitter Jose Cruz played in 91 games last season for the Padres and he was 60 for 256 (.234 avg, .691 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 6 homers, 21 RBIs and 6 stolen bases. Cruz has had a solid major league career that covers 1,350 games. In those games, Cruz was 1,161 for 4,675 (.248 avg, .786 OPS) with 707 runs, 204 homers, 623 RBIs and 113 stolen bases. 34 year old switch hitting infielder Tomas Perez last played in the majors in 2006 with the Devil Rays so he’s also trying to revive his major league career. He has played in 781 games in his major league career and he is 453 for 1,886 (.240 avg, .634 OPS) with 205 runs scored, 24 homers and 180 RBIs. These two guys could come in handy for the Astros next season.