This is the April 5, 2013 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.

Houston Astros News and Rumors

Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremonies

Brett, Schmidt may skip Hall of Fame ceremonies

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 5, 2013
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hall of Fame third basemen George Brett and Mike Schmidt both say they're undecided if they'll attend this summer's induction ceremonies at Cooperstown.
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Astros’ Norris, Harrell to start against A’s; Bedard Tuesday ag…

    Astros’ Norris, Harrell to start against A’s; Bedard Tuesday against Mariners

    chron.com Apr 5, 2013
    Astros No. 1 righthander Bud Norris will start Saturday against Oakland and No. 2 righty Lucas Harrell will throw Sunday against the A’s, manager Bo Porter said Friday. Astros lefthander Erik Bedard - who’s yet to start this season - had been list
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Astros’ Alex White to undergo Tommy John surgery; E. Gonzalez t…

    Astros’ Alex White to undergo Tommy John surgery; E. Gonzalez to OKC

    chron.com Apr 5, 2013
    Astros righthander Alex White will undergo Tommy John surgery, the team announced Friday. White, 24, was limited to just one inning against the Chicago Cubs in an exhibition start last Friday at Minute Maid Park. He and the Astros spent the week conside…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Aging aces slowing down and may take teams with them

    Aging aces slowing down and may take teams with them

    CNNSI.com Apr 5, 2013
    The season has barely begun but already some high-payroll teams have to be concerned about the low velocities and poor performances of former aces, writes Tom Verducci.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Friends, the sky isn’t falling, it’s been only three games

    Friends, the sky isn’t falling, it’s been only three games

    chron.com Apr 5, 2013
    Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears. It’s been three games. Only three games…and those three against a recent two-time AL champ. Reading comments and listening to the on-air scuttlebutt, you’d think that Drayton McLane had shot the Ast
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Straily, Athletics Shut Down Astros 00:30

    Straily, Athletics Shut Down Astros

    Apr 5
    Dan Straily struck out 11 batters to lead the Athletics past the Astros 8-3.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Many teams added new No. 2 QBs, but who has best backup plan?

    Apr 5
    As much as 2012 was celebrated as the Year of the Rookie Quarterback in the NFL, with Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson dazzling us in historic ways and leading their upstart teams to the playoffs, there was a still under-appreciated mo…
  • Bill Simmons on PEDs, 'Mad Men,' and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Apr 5
    The Sports Guy on PEDs, Mad Men, and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradley Jr.