New Astros manager A.J. Hinch to make an appearance at Arizona Fall Leaguechron.com Updated 1 hour agoAstros manager A.J. Hinch is scheduled to be in Phoenix this week, where he plans to see Astros prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League for four games, and meet up with other Astros personnel as well. Pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Cr…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros report: Fowler to join Altuve for Japan tourchron.com 1 hour agoDexter Fowler will join Jose Altuve in Japan for MLB’s All-Star series, which pits MLB All-Stars against Samurai Japan, Japan’s national team, Nov. 11-20. “It’s a huge honor to be accepted to represent MLB in Japan for the tour,” Fowler said. “I was hum…Upvote Share Tweet
One-time Astro Cody Clark reaches World Series as a bullpen catcherchron.com 23 hours agoCody Clark got a Gatorade shower from his teammates after collecting his first and and only major league hit in an Astros’ win on Sept. 13, 2013. (Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle ) SAN FRANCISCO – The Astros jersey Cody Clark wore in his major league d…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros to add Cardinals scout Charlie Gonzalez as special assistantchron.com Oct 24 (yesterday)The Astros have poached another Bird. General manager Jeff Luhnow will add Charlie Gonzalez, a Florida-based scout for the St. Louis Cardinals, as a special assistant, according to a person familiar with the hiring. Contracts around baseball typically e…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 23 (2 days ago)Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel said in August he had a goal of winning a Gold Glove award. Now he’s one step closer. Keuchel was announced Thursday as one of three finalists in the running for the Rawlings Gold Glove award as an American League pitche…Upvote Share Tweet
Brent Strom setting the standards for Astros pitchers at all levelschron.com Oct 22 (3 days ago)Brent Strom is more than just a pitching coach for the Astros. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle ) Only two days after his 66th birthday, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom was back in Houston last week. He spent two days in meetings with the Astros’ fr…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL actionMLB.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)Vincent Velasquez, ranked Houston's No. 8 prospect by MLB.com, allowed just one hit against a star-studded lineup for Peoria. The Javelinas had three of the top 100 prospects ranked by MLB.com in Tuesday's lineup, but Velasquez and three Salt River reli…Upvote Share Tweet
Trey Hillman gives Royals GM Dayton Moore credit for KC’s successchron.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)If Trey Hillman had it his way, he’d be watching a World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals — the teams that most recently let him go. Hillman, hired to be A.J. Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros, made the drive from his …Upvote Share Tweet
Astros have 90 days to find spring training site in West Palm Beach areachron.com Oct 21 (4 days ago)The Astros and Nationals received an encouraging vote on funding for a new spring training facility in the West Palm Beach, Fla., area, but are now on the clock to find a site to build a new complex for the two teams. The Palm Beach County Commissioners…Upvote Share Tweet
Rich Dauer, Dave Hudgens join Astros staffchron.com Oct 17By JOSE DE JESUS ORTIZ and EVAN DRELLICH The Astros added two more veteran coaches to their staff on Friday – first base coach Rich Dauer and hitting coach Dave Hudgens – to add experience for new manager A.J. Hinch. With only the possible addition of a…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 16Gary Pettis coached third for the Rangers last season but will work for the Astros in 2015. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) Gary Pettis is joining the Astros coach staff, a person with knowledge of the hiring said Thursday. Pettis, 56, had been with …Upvote Share Tweet
Trey Hillman to be named Astros bench coachchron.com Oct 14The construction of the Astros coaching staff is on its way. Former major league manager Trey Hillman is close to being announced as the team’s bench coach under new manager A.J. Hinch, according to a person familiar with the hiring. Most recently, Hill…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 14The Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman, a Houston native, as their president of baseball operations. Friedman, whom the Astros once tried to hire, has been the Tampa Bay Rays executive VP of baseball ops for nine years after being hired at age 28. Friedman w…Upvote Share Tweet
Time to pay up for Houston furniture store owner who lost $4 million betting against Astroschron.com Oct 10If you are one of 500 people who participated in Gallery Furniture's "leap of faith" Houston Astros promotion this past season, that store's owner will be issuing you your promised refund on Sunday night. Nearly $4 million will be refunded to …Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 9John Mallee, who helped coach Jose Altuve to the batting title last season, is leaving the Astros. Mallee has been hired by the Chicago Cubs to be the team’s batting coach. He replaces Bill Mueller, who resigned earlier this week. Mallee spent two seaso…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros decline option on Matt Albers; Jesus Guzman, Rudy Owens off 40-man rosterchron.com Oct 9Matt Albers was in his second tour with the Astros. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle) As expected, the Astros declined a $3 million club option on righthanded reliever Matt Albers, who spent most of the 2014 season on the disabled list with right shou…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros' Appel sharp in Fall League debutMLB.com Oct 9Right-hander Mark Appel, ranked No. 41 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, tossed three scoreless innings Wednesday for Salt River, striking out two and allowing a hit and a walk. Brandon Drury and Peter O'Brien, the D-backs' Nos. 6 and 7 prosp…Upvote Share Tweet
Dave Trembley hired to run Braves minor league systemchron.com Oct 7Former Astros bench coach Dave Trembley has landed on his feet with the Atlanta Braves, the same organization that scooped up ex-Astros manager Bo Porter. Going through a period of front office change, the Braves have hired Trembley as their director of…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros’ Class AAA pitching coach Steve Webber moves onchron.com Oct 7Astros Class AAA pitching coach Steve Webber has decided to leave the Astros, perhaps bringing to a close a long career that included two acts: a college championship in 1990 as the head coach of the University of Georgia ahead of nearly two decades in …Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Oct 6Roger Clemens said it’s time for the Astros to start winning. “They’re not kids anymore and the learning process is over, it’s time to win,” the former Astros pitcher said at the team’s charity golf event on Monday. “I was in the World Series at 23, 24 …Upvote Share Tweet
Carlos Correa expects to be at full strength ‘in very near future’chron.com Oct 6Carlos Correa said in a statement through his agency today that his rehab from a broken fibula is proceeding as “expected and I look forward to being at full strength in the very near future.” Correa, the Astros’ No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, was injure…Upvote Share Tweet
NLDS Game 2: Brandon Belt's homer propels Giants to victory in longest postseason game in MLB historyyahoo.com Oct 5A game that Washington Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann nearly wrapped up in under 100 pitches somehow turned into the longest postseason game at in MLB history at six hours, 23 minutes. Finally, after 18 grueling innings, which tied Game 5 of the 20…Upvote Share Tweet
From Jay Z to Moneyball to Psychology 101: An update of the A.J. Hinch filechron.com Oct 4A.J. Hinch was back in La Jolla, Calif., this weekend with his family, his first week as Astros manager behind him. He, general manager Jeff Luhnow and others in the organization had long days this week in Houston, working to get Hinch acclimated after …Upvote Share Tweet
Rene Cardenas a finalist for Hall of Fame awardAstros Spanish language broadcaster Rene Cardenas is one of 10 finalists for the Ford C. Frick Award, the Hall of Fame’s award presented annually for excellence in broadcasting. Cardenas was nominated for the Frick Award three times previously, in 1993,…Upvote Share Tweet
Writers pick Jose Altuve as Astros MVPJose Altuve was named the Astros’ 2014 Most Valuable Player by the Houston Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, which includes members of the Houston Chronicle. This is the second time he’s won the award in his young major league care…Upvote Share Tweet
Dexter Fowler to work more with Barry Bonds in offseasonBarry Bonds, watching Astros’ batting practice in Oakland with special assistant Dan Radison, will work with Dexter Fowler again. (Associated Press) Behind the batting cage during the Astros’ September series in Oakland lurked Barry Bonds, the home run …Upvote Share Tweet
Carlos Correa switches agents; surgery for Josh ZeidThe Astros selected Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) Carlos Correa and George Springer now share the same representation. Correa, the top pick in the 2012 draft who missed most of this season …Upvote Share TweetBo Porter served as Astros manager for 300 games. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) The Braves hired former Astros manager Bo Porter to coach third base, the team announced today. Porter, who will also be the team’s outfield and base-running coach, will …Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: Craig Biggio and Astros host Sunshine Kids party at Minute Maid Parkchron.com Oct 1Craig and Patty Biggio treated the Sunshine Kids, a non-profit organization dedicated to children with cancer and their families, to a memorable experience on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. The children played on the field and were treated to lunch in t…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros Hire A.J. HinchSep 29Buster Olney discusses the Astros' hiring of A.J. Hinch as their manager.
Rangers Win Fourth StraightSep 24The Rangers defeated the Astros' 5-1 to capture their 11th win in 12 games.
Rangers Slip Past AstrosSep 22Guilder Rodriguez's first career RBI lifted the Rangers past the Astros 4-3.
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Little clarity in surprising NFC -- John Clayton's First and GoalOct 23John Clayton's First and Goal: The NFC, currently led by the surprising Cowboys, Cardinals and Lions, has a wide-open feel entering Week 8.