The Astros have signed 30-year old lefty reliever Jon Switzer to a minor league deal. Switzer pitched in 4 games (0 starts) for the Mets last season and he was 0-0 with a 8.10 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP. He also pitched in 41 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball last season in which he was 1-3 with 4 saves, a 3.29 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP. Switzer has not had much success in his major league career working in 72 games (0 starts) in which he is 2-4 with a 6.20 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP. He will likely get a chance to win a spot in the bullpen this season only because he’s a lefty.