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Astros agree to reworked deal with Cuban lefty Cionel Perez

Astros agree to reworked deal with Cuban lefty Cionel Perez

chron.com Updated 1 hour ago
The Astros have agreed to a new deal with 20-year-old Cuban lefthander Cionel Perez, a source confirmed to the Chronicle on Friday.
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  • Base running will be a focus in spring training for Astros

    Base running will be a focus in spring training for Astros

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    Improving the Astros' effectiveness running the bases will be a top priority in spring training, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
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  • Astros lose Mike Hauschild to Rangers in Rule 5 draft

    Astros lose Mike Hauschild to Rangers in Rule 5 draft

    chron.com Dec 8 (yesterday)
    The Texas Rangers plucked righthander Mike Hauschild from the Astros' Class AAA roster Thursday and plan to give him the opportunity to compete for the fifth spot in their rotation. If he does not stick on their major league roster for the entire season…
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  • After Striking Out Three Times, the Nationals Swing a Trade for…

    After Striking Out Three Times, the Nationals Swing a Trade for Adam Eaton

    nytimes.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Washington sent three top pitching prospects to the suddenly selling White Sox for Eaton, who will return to center field after a productive season in right.
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  • Francis Martes should debut for Astros at some point in 2017

    Francis Martes should debut for Astros at some point in 2017

    chron.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. --- Two seasons ago, Lance McCullers began his year in Class AA but by mid-May found himself pitching for the Astros.
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  • After Striking Out Three Times, the Nationals Swing a Trade for…

    After Striking Out Three Times, the Nationals Swing a Trade for Adam Eaton

    nytimes.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Washington sent three top pitching prospects to the suddenly selling White Sox for Eaton, who will return to center field after a productive season in right.
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  • Astros' A.J. Hinch likes George Springer in leadoff spot

    Astros' A.J. Hinch likes George Springer in leadoff spot

    chron.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    A.J. Hinch is months away from committing to a batting order, but it sounds as if the Astros manager is pretty set on keeping George Springer in the leadoff spot.
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  • Rockies' Ian Desmond signing helps Astros' draft position

    Rockies' Ian Desmond signing helps Astros' draft position

    chron.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    The Astros' draft position for next June improved with the Colorado Rockies' reported signing of Ian Desmond for five years and $70 million on Wednesday.
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  • Astros' Michael Feliz 'more than likely' to stay in bullpen in …

    Astros' Michael Feliz 'more than likely' to stay in bullpen in 2017

    chron.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    Feliz, still only 23, logged 65 innings over 47 relief appearances last season, in which he recorded a 4.43 ERA. His fastball and slider appeared to play better out of the bullpen then as a starter. The development of his changeup will help dictate his …
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  • Hinch comfortable with Gurriel at first base for Astros

    Hinch comfortable with Gurriel at first base for Astros

    chron.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    Gurriel had never played first base before Astros manager A.J. Hinch inserted the 32-year-old Cuban into a game there Sept. 2 against the Texas Rangers. He made four subsequent starts at the position, three more than he did in left field, an early sign …
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  • Astros add lefthander C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league deal

    Astros add lefthander C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league deal

    chron.com Dec 6 (3 days ago)
    The Astros signed lefthanded reliever C.J. Riefenhauser to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league spring training, a source said on Tuesday.
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  • Reunion with Astros an easy call for Carlos Beltran

    Reunion with Astros an easy call for Carlos Beltran

    chron.com MLB.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)
    NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - As an entire industry gathered at a luxurious hotel south of Washington, D.C., for the start of baseball's annual winter meetings, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow stayed back Monday in Houston to introduce Carlos Beltran in an …
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  • Astros claim lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver off waivers

    Astros claim lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver off waivers

    chron.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)
    The Astros claimed lefthanded reliever Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.
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  • 5 FA signings too obvious not to happen

    5 FA signings too obvious not to happen

    MLB.com Dec 2 (7 days ago)
    Let's help push the free agent market along with some completely obvious pairings. We all know the Giants need a closer. We all know the Astros need help at first base. Let's get them there.
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  • Astros tender contracts to seven arbitration-eligible players

    Astros tender contracts to seven arbitration-eligible players

    chron.com Dec 2 (7 days ago)
    The Astros' seven remaining arbitration-eligible players who were tendered contracts before Friday's 7 p.m. deadline should account for about $30 million on the team's 2017 payroll.
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  • Goodbye Tal's Hill; Hello Torchy's Tacos, Shake Shack

    Goodbye Tal's Hill; Hello Torchy's Tacos, Shake Shack

    chron.com Dec 1
    The Astros on Thursday announced they are adding Shake Shack and Torchy's Tacos to their list of concession options at Minute Maid Park.
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  • Hot Stove Digest: Don't believe those Edwin Encarnacion rumors

    Hot Stove Digest: Don't believe those Edwin Encarnacion rumors

    yahoo.com Dec 1
    Edwin Encarnaction, not a Houston Astros yet. (Getty Images) Welcome to The Stew’s Hot Stove Digest, our daily rundown of MLB news, rumors and gossip for Hot Stove season. Here you’ll find a quick recap of all the day’s action and other fun stuff from a…
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  • Astros avoid arbitration with Nori Aoki, agree to one-year deal

    Astros avoid arbitration with Nori Aoki, agree to one-year deal

    chron.com Nov 30
    Count in Nori Aoki - now officially - as part of the Astros' 2017 outfield. Faced with the possibility of not being tendered a contract in arbitration before Friday's deadline, Aoki agreed to terms with the Astros on a one-year contract worth $5.5 milli…
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  • At Meetings, Yanks open to all possibilities

    At Meetings, Yanks open to all possibilities

    MLB.com Nov 29
    In the hours immediately following the phone call that informed Brian McCann that he would be reporting to camp as a member of the Astros, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman took a moment to appreciate how the offseason landscape had now changed for …
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  • With fit in OF to be determined, Astros introduce Josh Reddick

    With fit in OF to be determined, Astros introduce Josh Reddick

    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow called newly signed outfielder Josh Reddick a "perfect fit" based on his formidable defense and quality lefthanded hitting, but the team has not determined exactly where he will fit in the field. Reddick, who…
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  • Video - Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring Training 01:56

    Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring Training

    Mar 1
    Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel discusses his new approach to spring training, now that he doesn't have to battle for a starting spot in the rotation, and his relationship with new manager A.J. Hinch.
  • Video - Springer Getting Ready For 2015 04:10

    Springer Getting Ready For 2015

    Feb 28
    Astros right fielder George Springer discusses what he learned from his 2014 season and talks about getting ready for the 2015 season.
  • Video - Pat Neshek Joins Olbermann 05:19

    Pat Neshek Joins Olbermann

    Feb 6
    Pat Neshek joins Keith Olbermann to discuss signing with the Houston Astros during the offseason and his extensive baseball card collection.
  • Video - Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects 03:10

    Keith Law's Top MLB Prospects

    Jan 26
    Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.