Houston Astros News and Rumors

  • Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade tracker

    Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade tracker

    chron.com Updated 1 hour ago
    The Astros got the trade season started on July 23 by swapping a pair of prospects for A’s starter Scott Kazmir. Houston thinks Kazmir will help its late-season playoff push tremendously. Check out other moves teams have made as the trade deadline appro…
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  • Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Park

    Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Park

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    In his third season in Houston, Astros slugger Chris Carter is now eighth all-time in franchise history in home runs at Minute Maid Park. Carter deposited a 421-foot, two-run home run into the Astros bullpen in the second inning Tuesday night to help sp…
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  • Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astros

    Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astros

    chron.com 13 hours ago
    You may not recognize the name Hank Conger. A backup catcher on a division-leading team doesn’t get a lot of recognition. However, in the city of Houston, Conger is one of the most valuable members of the Astros. Conger was acquired this offseason from …
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  • Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh tripl…

    Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh triple of season

    chron.com 14 hours ago
    Nothing on the field has been more bizarre this season for the Astros than the lumberjack who’s become a speed demon. Evan Gattis, somehow, by some means, hit his seventh triple of the season Tuesday night in the bottom of the sixth inning against the A…
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  • Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-ga…

    Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-game AL West series

    chron.com 14 hours ago
    After a 10-year absence, the heat of the pennant race arrived in earnest for the Astros and their fans Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve drove in a career-high five runs to help the Astros beat the Angels 10-5, putting the teams in a virtua…
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  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will r…

    Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will return during homestand

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    The Astros are to re-evaluate Jed Lowrie after his fifth minor league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday afternoon he was hopeful Lowrie would return this homestand. “We’ll get one m…
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  • Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries …

    Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries end their seasons

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    One Astros pitcher who has been out for the majority of the season won’t be coming back in 2015 and another looks all but done as well. Sam Deduno is headed for arthroscopic surgery next week to repair the labrum in his right hip. Deduno, who went to th…
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  • Angels open key series against Astros sans All-Star OF Mike Tro…

    Angels open key series against Astros sans All-Star OF Mike Trout

    chron.com 18 hours ago
    The best way to get Mike Trout out is to get him out of the lineup. The Astros caught a break Tuesday before a pitch was thrown because the Angels superstar center fielder was out of the lineup with a sore left wrist. He went for an MRI on Tuesday, the …
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  • Joe Thatcher to become free agent

    Joe Thatcher to become free agent

    chron.com 22 hours ago
    Relief pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was designated for assignment last week, has opted to become a free agent, the team announced. Thatcher, 33, appeared in 36 games with a 3.79 ERA for the Astros this season. He signed with Houston in February after pitch…
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  • Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent success

    Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent success

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    A’s general manager Billy Beane has been indirectly critical in the past of teams that go through rebuilding processes, a group the Astros belong to, if not chair. Maybe he’s changing his tune. On Monday, after the A’s traded reliever Tyler Clippard to …
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  • Astros remain in pursuit of Cole Hamels while keeping eyes else…

    Astros remain in pursuit of Cole Hamels while keeping eyes elsewhere, too

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The Astros are seriously in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes but the Rangers and Dodgers still appear to be in better position to land the lefthander, multiple people familiar with the situation told the Chronicle on Tuesday, with the Rangers likely leading …
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  • Scouting report: Astros host L.A. Angels

    Scouting report: Astros host L.A. Angels

    chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Three things to watch in the series: 1. C.J. Wilson is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Astros this season. In his last five starts, he is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA. 2. The Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. B…
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  • Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’

    Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’

    chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    • • • Astros manager A.J. Hinch is exasperatingly correct on any number of points regarding the three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that begins Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Yes, it is the next series on the Astros’ schedule…
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  • Potential Astros playoff run causes Taylor Swift to reschedule …

    Potential Astros playoff run causes Taylor Swift to reschedule Houston concert

    yahoo.com chron.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Last December, when Taylor Swift announced a concert at Houston's Minute Maid Park for her current tour, the Houston Astros put their own asterisk on it, writing, "Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at MMP is subject to change if it …
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  • Roundup: Royals Make Deal for Ace, Then Widen Their Lead

    Roundup: Royals Make Deal for Ace, Then Widen Their Lead

    nytimes.com MLB.com chron.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Kansas City acquired the right-hander Johnny Cueto in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, then beat the Astros, 5-1.
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  • Gonzalez notches eighth start at 1B due to Carter, Singleton’s …

    Gonzalez notches eighth start at 1B due to Carter, Singleton’s inconsistencies

    chron.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    As Chris Carter and Jon Singleton continue to struggle at the plate for the Astros, Marwin Gonzalez got his eighth start of the season at first base Sunday against the Royals. Gonzalez has been among the Astros’ most productive players of late, hitting …
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  • Hinch wishes Astros league would alter start times for players …

    Hinch wishes Astros league would alter start times for players to view Hall of Fame speeches

    chron.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Had he his druthers, Astros manager A.J. Hinch would have supported Major League Baseball rearranging start times in Cooperstown or around the leagues for players, including the Astros, to watch Sunday’s Hall of Fame induction that includes Craig Biggio…
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  • Rookie Vince Velasquez excels in first bullpen duty for Astros

    Rookie Vince Velasquez excels in first bullpen duty for Astros

    chron.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    Righthander Vince Velasquez was pleased with his one inning of relief Sunday, his first venture out of the bullpen since his move there with the acquisition of Scott Kazmir. Velasquez faced four batters and allowed a leadoff single by Kendrys Morales, w…
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  • Evan Gattis collects team-leading sixth triple of season for As…

    Evan Gattis collects team-leading sixth triple of season for Astros

    chron.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    So what is there to be said about a world in which Evan Gattis, at 6 feet 4 and 230 pounds, has six triples on the season and Carlos Correa has none? “It’s been happening that way,” Gattis said after his sixth triple enabled him to score the Astros’ lon…
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  • Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame speech includes reference to brief…

    Randy Johnson’s Hall of Fame speech includes reference to brief Astros tenure

    chron.com Jul 26 (3 days ago)
    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Randy Johnson’s time in Houston was short, and so was his reference to the Astros during his introduction speech to the Hall of Fame. “It would be the two best months of my career, and the Astrodome wasn’t bad to pitch in, was it, No…
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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.

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