This is the August 11, 2013 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Astros report: Rookie-heavy rotation shows signs of growth
chron.com Updated Aug 11, 2013
Blown saves, poor defense and an inconsistent offense are overshadowing improvement from the Astros’ starting pitchers. The club still holds the worst team ERA (4.94) in MLB, and starters possess a 4.70 mark, which tops only Minnesota and Toronto. But d…Upvote Share Tweet
When will the rebuilding Astros finally hit rock bottom at the major league level? It should have happened Wednesday, when reliever Josh Fields gave up a go-ahead three-run homer to Boston’s Stephen Drew with one out in the ninth inning. It could have o…Upvote Share TweetMartin Perez threw a four-hitter for his first career complete game, leading the Texas Rangers to their seventh straight victory, 6-1 over the Houston Astros on Sunday.Upvote Share Tweet
Altuve in lineup, but dealing with sore left quadMLB.com Aug 11, 2013Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was moving gingerly on the basepaths during Saturday's loss against the Rangers.Upvote Share Tweet
Nolan Ryan foresees no changes in role with Rangers, for nowchron.com Aug 11, 2013The Rangers’ spring training was dominated by dramatic Nolan Ryan news, with many believing the organization’s CEO would leave the franchise and some hinting Ryan could rejoin the Astros in a front-office role. More than four months into the regular sea…Upvote Share Tweet
Perez Helps Rangers Shut Down AstrosAug 11Martin Perez pitched his first career complete game to lift the Rangers to a 6-1 win against the Astros.
Sources -- Al Harrington leaning towards joining Washington WizardsAug 12Al Harrington, one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards, according to sources close to the situation.
Sources -- Al Harrington leaning toward joining Washington WizardsAug 12Al Harrington, one of the NBA's top available free agents since negotiating his release from the Orlando Magic earlier this month, is leaning toward signing with the Washington Wizards, according to sources close to the situation.
2013 NFL training camps -- Celebration rule critics miss markAug 11Critics of celebration limits are missing the mark; plus: injury concerns, PEDs and more in John Clayton's mailbag.