Base running will be a focus in spring training for Astroschron.com 21 hours agoImproving the Astros' effectiveness running the bases will be a top priority in spring training, according to manager A.J. Hinch.Share Tweet
Astros lose Mike Hauschild to Rangers in Rule 5 draftchron.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…Share Tweetnytimes.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.Share Tweet
Francis Martes should debut for Astros at some point in 2017NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. --- Two seasons ago, Lance McCullers began his year in Class AA but by mid-May found himself pitching for the Astros.Share Tweetnytimes.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.Share Tweet
Astros' A.J. Hinch likes George Springer in leadoff spotA.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.Share TweetThe Astros' draft position for next June improved with the Colorado Rockies' reported signing of Ian Desmond for five years and $70 million on Wednesday.Share Tweet
Astros' Michael Feliz 'more than likely' to stay in bullpen in 2017Feliz, 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 …Share Tweet
Hinch comfortable with Gurriel at first base for AstrosGurriel 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 …Share Tweet
Astros add lefthander C.J. Riefenhauser on minor league dealThe 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.Share TweetNATIONAL 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 …Share Tweet
Astros claim lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver off waiverschron.com Dec 5 (4 days ago)The Astros claimed lefthanded reliever Ashur Tolliver off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels on Monday.Share Tweet
5 FA signings too obvious not to happenMLB.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.Share Tweetchron.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.Share Tweet
Goodbye Tal's Hill; Hello Torchy's Tacos, Shake Shackchron.com Dec 1The Astros on Thursday announced they are adding Shake Shack and Torchy's Tacos to their list of concession options at Minute Maid Park.Share Tweetyahoo.com Dec 1Edwin 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…Share Tweet
Astros avoid arbitration with Nori Aoki, agree to one-year dealchron.com Nov 30Count 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…Share Tweet
At Meetings, Yanks open to all possibilitiesMLB.com Nov 29In 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 …Share TweetAstros 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…Share Tweet
Keuchel's Confidence Gets Boost In Spring TrainingMar 1Astros 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.
Springer Getting Ready For 2015Feb 28Astros right fielder George Springer discusses what he learned from his 2014 season and talks about getting ready for the 2015 season.
Pat Neshek Joins OlbermannFeb 6Pat Neshek joins Keith Olbermann to discuss signing with the Houston Astros during the offseason and his extensive baseball card collection.
Keith Law's Top MLB ProspectsJan 26Keith Law breaks down the three best prospects from his list of the top 100 major league prospects.