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    http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/front/3562368.html

    The Astros have reached a preliminary agreement with free agent outfielder Preston Wilson on a one-year deal, pending a physical.

    Wilson was on a flight to Houston this afternoon to undergo his physical, and a news conference could be called to introduce the veteran slugger later today once Wilson undergoes and passes his physical.

    "There's still some details to work out," Astros general manager Tim Purpura said.

    Purpura withheld further comment until the deal was complete. Wilson's agent, Robert Bry of St. Louis, said he hoped to be able to make an official comment by 5 p.m. today.

    Wilson, 31, would give the Astros a solid middle-of-the-order run producer who can help protect Lance Berkman and Morgan Ensberg in the lineup. He has played center field most of his career.

    Last year with the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals, Wilson hit .260 with 25 home runs, 90 RBIs and 148 strikeouts.
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    If he can stay healthy, its a good pick up... even tho he strikes out way too much you can pretty much count on him for 20-25 home runs and an average around .270

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    • #3
      This was a good deal for the 'Stros, from both a roster standpoint and a financial one.
      Never confuse character with geography --- Red Smith
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      • #4
        I know this is an old post, but here's my thoughts on Preston Wilson. He may be an outfielder that usually can pull off home runs in 20-30 rounds a year, but he strikes out a lot! If he can watch the ball carefully, avoid getting 100-140 K's a year and listen to the hitting coach, I see him as a mentor for the rising star Willy Taveras, both sharing spots at CF.

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