The 6-foot-4, 245-pound Krauss hit .200 with a .274 on-base percentage, .341 slugging percentage, 10 home runs and 34 runs batted in over 119 games with the Astros in 2013 and 2014.
"I have a pretty good history with Marc going back to his time in college," Angels General Manager
Krauss, 27, is considered a long shot to make the opening-day roster, but his left-handed bat could provide balance on a team whose primary first baseman (Albert Pujols) and designated hitter (C.J. Cron) bat right-handed. He also has two more option years, so he can be easily shuttled between triple-A and the big leagues.
Krauss was a second-round pick of Arizona in 2009, when Angels General Manager