Astros sign Jack Cust

The Astros have signed outfielder Jack Cust to year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

The deal is worth $600,000 and includes a club option for the 2013 season.

Cust, 33, spent last season with Seattle and hit just .213 with three homers and 23 RBI in 67 games. However, he did post a .344 on-base percentage.

Cust has played in 670 games in parts of 10 majors league seasons with Arizona, Colorado, Baltimore, San Diego, Oakland and the Mariners. He is a career .242 hitter with a .374 OBP, 105 homers and 323 RBI.

Houston will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to make room for Cust.