MINNEAPOLIS - The offseason continues to be busy for the Minnesota Twins who have signed former Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro to a three-year contract.

The deal is worth $24.5 million.

Castro spent six seasons with the Astros, including an All-Star nod in 2013, hitting .232 with 114 doubles, 62 home runs, 212 RBIs and 215 walks in 617 career games.

The former first-round draft pick in 2008, is well-regarded for his ability to work with pitchers.

Castro will replace Kurt Suzuki, who became a free agent.

The move comes after the team announced they have hired former Twins Torii Hunter, Michael Cuddyer and Latroy Hawkins as special assistants in the baseball operations department.