HOUSTON (AP) -The Houston Astros agreed to minor league contracts Thursday with right-hander Runelvys Hernandez and outfielder Nick Gorneault.
Both were invited to spring training.
The 29-year-old Hernandez was 1-7 with a 4.35 ERA in 17 minor league starts last season. He went 25-33 with a 5.38 ERA in 78 games during four seasons with the Kansas City Royals from 2002-03 and 2005-06.
Gorneault hit .261 with 19 home runs and 59 RBIs in 128 games for Triple-A Salt Lake in 2007. The 28-year-old made his major league debut with the Los Angeles Angels last season, going hitless in four at-bats with a walk. In 2005, he led the Pacific Coast League with 108 RBIs.
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