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BALTIMORE — Bud Norris spent five seasons watching the Astros cheapen and demolish everything he knew. The righthander was drafted in 2006, the year after the Astros’ lone World Series appearance. He debuted three seasons later as a brash, bold 24-year-…
Share TweetBrad Lidge, who pitched six seasons for the Astros, officially retired today as a Philadelphia Phillie, where he was traded by the Astros before the 2008 season and won a World Series title that year. “First and foremost, we accomplished the dream in Ph…Source: chron.com
Jimmy Paredes again recalled by AstrosUpdated Aug 1 Share TweetBALTIMORE – Jimmy Paredes has again been recalled by the Astros. Paredes, 24, is hitting .178 with one home run, eight RBIs and a .477 OPS in 37 games this season. He’s struck out 38 times in 101 at-bats. Paredes will join Brandon Barnes, Robbie Grossma…Source: chron.com
White Sox hilariously botch rundownUpdated Aug 1 Share TweetMLB.com labeled this play "Kipnis' RBI groundout" in its video library. But it's more than that. So much more. The Chicago White Sox, who are chasing down the Houston Astros for the league's worst record, gave the world prima fascia evidence o…Source: yahoo.com
Newly acquired Hader brings high upside to AstrosUpdated Aug 1 Share TweetIn exchange for starting pitcher Bud Norris, the Houston Astros continued to strengthen their organization with the acquisition of outfielder L.J. Hoes and 19-year-old left-handed pitcher Josh Hader from Baltimore.Source: MLB.com
Batting Practice Has Been A Menace During This Orioles-Astros SeriesUpdated Aug 1 Share TweetBefore Wednesday's game against the Astros, Manny Machado was hit by a batted ball during batting practice. He was fielding grounders at third base when Adam Jones hit a ball that struck Machado's elbow. He was helped off the field as a precaution, thou…Source: deadspin.com
Norris Wins In Debut With OriolesAug 1Bud Norris struck out eight to lead the Orioles past his former team.
Sources -- Greg Oden plans to choose next team FridayAug 1Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
Greg Oden plans to choose next team Friday -- sourcesAug 1Former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden plans to choose his new team Friday, according to sources close to the situation.
Don Banks: Jennings' newest Rodgers comments just make things worseAug 1MANKATO, Minn. -- If new Vikings receiver Greg Jennings was trying to follow his head coach's orders and steer clear of any distraction-creating talk about his former Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers, he failed quite miserably on Thursday afternoon at Min…
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