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Touch 'Em All: Ex-Phillies prospect Singleton has deal with Astros

Jonathan Singleton during his time with the Phillies organization. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff)
Jonathan Singleton during his time with the Phillies organization. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff)

First-base prospect Jon Singleton, who went to Houston in the five-player trade that sent Hunter Pence to the Phillies, will make his major-league debut Tuesday.

The 22-year-old Singleton reached an agreement Monday with Houston on a five-year, $10 million guaranteed contract.

He is rated by many as baseball's top first baseman of the future. The Phils traded him in July 2011.

Singleton was hitting .267 with 14 home runs and a .544 slugging percentage in 54 games with triple-A Oklahoma City.

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  • He served a 50-game suspension at the start of the 2013 season for a second failed drug test. Singleton told the Associated Press in spring training that he has an addiction to marijuana and had spent a month in a rehabilitation center last year.

     

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