Speed remains calling card for Delino DeShields Jr.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Delino DeShields Jr. scored from first base on a single on Saturday, which should tell you how the fast the 21-year-old center-field prospect is. The Astros had a split-squad day, and DeShields was sent on the road to play the Phillies…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros snap five-game spring skid with 4-3 win over Blue Jayschron.com Updated 22 hours agoKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros lefty Rudy Owens knew after his last outing he couldn’t afford a repeat. In a camp crowded with pitchers who need starts and looks, Owens made the most of his second start Sunday, a 4-3 win over the visiting Blue Jays. Marwin Go…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros make first cuts of springchron.com Updated Mar 9 (yesterday)KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Righthander Paul Clemens was the only player on the Astros’ 40-man roster to be cut from big league camp on Sunday, when the Astros made their first round of cuts of this spring. Nine players were sent to minor league camp. Clemens was…Upvote Share Tweet
Tough Outing for Banuelos, but Good Sign for Yankeesnytimes.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Manny Banuelos, who had Tommy John elbow surgery on October 4, 2012, gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning, but the Yankees have not forgotten how impressive he was in early 2011.Upvote Share Tweet
Ruiz, Asche Hit 3-Run HRs as Phillies Beat Astrosnytimes.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Carlos Ruiz and Cody Asche each hit a three-run homer to send the Philadelphia Phillies past a Houston Astros split squad 11-3 on Saturday.Upvote Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Some early strong swings against Yankees starter Ivan Nova didn’t produce enough of a cushion for an Astros split-squad team at home on Saturday afternoon in a 9-6 loss. Against the Yankees, the Astros made all three of the game’s erro…Upvote Share Tweet
Porter challenges, but out call at first upheldMLB.com Updated Mar 8 (yesterday)Manager Bo Porter said prior to Saturday's game against the Yankees, which was the first of five scheduled Astros home games this spring to have instant replay available, that he couldn't wait to try to challenge a call. He wasn't joking.Upvote Share TweetBy Carl Kotala VIERA, Fla. – Windy conditions and some mechanical issues made for a tough day for Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer … and yet he still managed to make a good impression on manager Bo Porter. Oberholtzer gave up six runs (five earned) on f…Upvote Share TweetVIERA, Fla. -- Washington Nationals righthander Doug Fister was scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Houston Astros because of inflammation in his elbow.Upvote Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Two Astros scouts paid their respects to the late Jim Fregosi on Wednesday in Clearwater, Fla., where a service was held at the Phillies’ spring training complex that brought baseball folks from all walks together. Fregosi, 71, was a s…Upvote Share Tweet
Astros, Nationals meet with Palm Beach CountyKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros and Nationals representatives met with officials from Palm Beach County as planned on Thursday to look at list of possible sites the teams could move their spring training sites to, a person with knowledge of the meeting told th…Upvote Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Even before the death of Dr. Frank Jobe, the doctor who credited the procedure known today as “Tommy John” surgery, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom was known in baseball as the man whom the surgery could have been named after. Strom …Upvote Share Tweet
Jarred Cosart opts for contract renewalKISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Astros on Thursday announced that they had agreed to terms with 30 of their 31 major league players who have fewer than three years of service time. Pitcher Jarred Cosart was the lone player who opted for what’s known as a contract…Upvote Share Tweet
Scott Feldman and Brad Peacock get in some B-roll against MetsAstros starters Scott Feldman and Brad Peacock were both able to get their work in Thursday in a morning “B” game. The regular game, an afternoon start against the Mets, was rained out. “I figured if it was too rainy we would probably just move into the…Upvote Share Tweet
Catching up: Jeff Murphy plays host at his own trailer parkKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros catchers gathered for a cookout on Wednesday at the spring home of one of their instructors, Jeff Murphy. They didn’t have to go far. Murphy’s spring training home is a 38-foot trailer he drove to Florida from his Missouri home.…Upvote Share Tweet
Dave Trembley does all the little things that makes Astros camp runKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Barely a half hour after Thursday afternoon’s Astros-Mets game was rained out, manager Bo Porter walked out of his office to find food and came across bench coach Dave Trembley. “You were the man today,” Porter said, putting his arm ar…Upvote Share TweetScott Feldman and a few of the Houston Astros beat the rain.Upvote Share Tweet
How do Astros' top prospects fit Houston's needs?MLB.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)This series is designed to evaluate the role prospects play in each Major League organization, looking at the short and long-term needs of each club and illustrating how prospects fit in both scenarios. Here's my look at the Astros.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros eager to see loaded farm system pay dividendsMLB.com Updated Mar 6 (4 days ago)The Astros' loaded farm system can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it's an exciting acknowledgment of strong scouting and player development work. On the flip side, having a great system sounds great on paper, but if it doesn't funnel player…Upvote Share Tweet
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