|1/26/04||Signed free agent RHP Dave Veres to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training.|
|1/16/04||Signed free agent OF Orlando Palmeiro to a one-year contract. To make room for Palmeiro on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated for assignment OF Colin Porter.|
|1/12/04||Roger Clemens: Signed RHP Roger Clemens to a one-year contract.|
|1/8/04||Signed INF John Valentin to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training.|
|1/7/04||Invited nine minor leaguers to Major League Spring Training: INFs Jason Alfaro and Mike Coolbaugh; Cs Dax Norris and Chris Tremie; RHPs Kirk Bullinger, Jared Fernandez, Miguel Saladin and Rodrigo Rosario and LHP Nate Bland.|
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