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DeShields, not Peguero, headed to Arlington with Rangers

DeShields, not Peguero, headed to Arlington with Rangers

MLB.com Updated 8 hours ago
Delino DeShields, a Rule 5 Draft pick from the Astros, was on the travel roster for the two exhibition games against the Mets on Friday and Saturday. Carlos Peguero was not listed.
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  • Yankees make trade, acquire infielder Petit from Astros

    Yankees make trade, acquire infielder Petit from Astros

    MLB.com chron.com 8 hours ago
    The Yankees acquired infielder Gregorio Petit from the Astros on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations. Petit, 30, hit .278 in 37 games for the Astros last season.
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  • Keuchel closes Grapefruit League with superb outing

    Keuchel closes Grapefruit League with superb outing

    Left-hander Dallas Keuchel's final spring outing before taking the ball next week on Opening Day for the Astros was a good one, holding the Tigers to seven hits and one run in 5 2/3 innings in a 3-2 win Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
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  • Class AA Corpus Christi loaded with prospects as Astros set min…

    Class AA Corpus Christi loaded with prospects as Astros set minor-league rosters

    chron.com 12 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Shortstop Carlos Correa and righthanded starter Mark Appel highlight the Class AA Corpus Christi roster that was announced Wednesday. Correa, the top overall pick in the 2012 draft, and Appel, the first pick in the 2013 draft, will be …
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  • Spring forward: Astros set Opening Day roster

    Spring forward: Astros set Opening Day roster

    MLB.com 15 hours ago
    The Astros set their 25-man roster on Wednesday morning, informing several players they had made the club while putting three pitchers on the 15-day DL -- Josh Fields, Brett Oberholtzer and Brad Peacock.
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  • Astros prospect Vince Velasquez throws first bullpen of spring

    Astros prospect Vince Velasquez throws first bullpen of spring

    chron.com 16 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Hard-throwing righthander Vince Velasquez, one of the Astros’ top pitching prospects, threw 30 fastballs Wednesday in his first bullpen session of spring. Velasquez was added to the 40-man roster in the off-season, but he didn’t pitch …
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  • Brett Oberholtzer (blister) expects to be back soon

    Brett Oberholtzer (blister) expects to be back soon

    chron.com 17 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Lefthander Brett Oberholtzer, who was in line to start the season as the Astros’ No. 3 starter, was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a blister on his pitching hand’s index finger. He suffered the blister before his start Monday …
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  • Josh Fields won’t rush rehab from groin strain

    Josh Fields won’t rush rehab from groin strain

    chron.com 17 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Knowing he will start the season on the 15-day disabled list, Astros righthanded reliever Josh Fields no longer feels a need to rush his recovery from a groin strain. The DL move lowers the risk of Fields risking further damage by tryi…
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  • Astros set 25-man roster for opening day

    Astros set 25-man roster for opening day

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. – The Astros have set their opening-day roster for Monday’s season opener against Cleveland at Minute Maid Park. Here is the 25-man roster, which was solidified after Wednesday’s final cuts: CATCHERS Jason Castro, Hank CongerSTARTING PIT…
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  • Asher Wojciechowski gets spot on team, rotation; Jon Singleton …

    Asher Wojciechowski gets spot on team, rotation; Jon Singleton to minors

    chron.com MLB.com 20 hours ago
    The Astros optioned first baseman Jonathan Singleton, outfielder L.J. Hoes and pitcher Kevin Chapman to Class AAA Fresno as they made their final roster moves today to reach the 25-man roster limit. Outfielder Alex Presley was designated for assignment.…
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  • Lowrie, Rasmus Homer for Astros in 8-5 Win Over Braves

    Lowrie, Rasmus Homer for Astros in 8-5 Win Over Braves

    nytimes.com chron.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Wandy Rodriguez made his latest bid to earn the final spot in Atlanta's rotation, pitching five innings for the Braves on Tuesday night in their 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros.
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  • The Sports Update: Hinch discusses Wojo, offense

    The Sports Update: Hinch discusses Wojo, offense

    chron.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Astros manager A.J. Hinch talks about the rookie’s latest start and the Houston offense.
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  • Astros 2014 amateur draft signing bonuses

    Astros 2014 amateur draft signing bonuses

    chron.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Here’s the full list of 2014 Astros draft picks and their signing bonuses. The total money the Astros spent in the draft toward their signing bonus pool was $5,090,500. Round Overall Pick Player Signing Bonus Comp. Bal. 37 Fisher, Derek 1,534,100 2 42 R…
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  • Gregerson named Astros closer

    Gregerson named Astros closer

    MLB.com chron.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    Manager A.J. Hinch named Luke Gregerson as the Astros' closer on Tuesday, putting his faith in the veteran right-hander who turned in a 2.12 ERA last season before signing a three-year deal with Houston in December.
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  • Jacob Nix tells his side of Astros’ draft drama

    Jacob Nix tells his side of Astros’ draft drama

    chron.com Mar 31 (yesterday)
    KISSIMMEE, Fla. —Nearly nine months after the amateur draft, one of the two high-round pitchers whom the Astros did not sign in 2014 has broken his silence on what happened last summer. Righthander Jacob Nix, the fifth-round selection whom the Astros pa…
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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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