This is the August 17, 2012 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Astros strand 11 runners in 3-1 loss to Diamondbacks
Pitcher Wade Miley’s squeeze bunt to the right side of the infield and Chris Young’s double off the left field scoreboard Friday night got the Arizona Diamondbacks on track for a 3-1 win over the Astros at Minute Maid Park.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros to determine whether Norris is healthy enough to make next startPitcher Bud Norris will go through his regular off-day routine Saturday as the Astros determine if he is recovering sufficiently from taking a comebacker off his left foot Wednesday to make his next start.Upvote Share Tweet
Amid shakeup to amateur department, Astros retaining top national scoutThe Astros are bringing back national crosschecker David Post "on a long-term basis."Upvote Share TweetAmidst a recent smattering of we-didn’t-think-we’d-be-this-bad and we-can-compete-with-this-group comments from new owner Jim Crane and new general manager Jeff Luhnow, it seems obvious the Astros’ upper management is recognizing two things: This reUpvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Aug 17, 2012Third baseman Chris Johnson appeared in 153 games at Minute Maid Park as a member of the Astros. When the D-backs and the Astros kick off a three-game series at Minute Maid on Friday, Johnson will appear in his 154th game in Houston, this time in an Ari…Upvote Share Tweet
On verge of joining historically bad teams, Astros hope for own amazing turnaroundIt is in such small details that the Astros, their new ownership group and their dwindling audience base must seek some degree of solace as the team slides toward a relatively unique niche of baseball history.Upvote Share Tweet
Interactive experience trending with Astros, fansOwners of the worst record in baseball and the lowest attendance in the National League, the Astros are still able to get extra fans to Minute Maid Park with a simple hashtag: #AstrosMMP.Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: Astros Wives’ Black Ties and Baseball Caps galaThe annual Astros Wives’ Black Ties and Baseball Caps gala, held Thursday night at Minute Maid Park, benefited the Houston Area Women’s Center. Check out some of the players, their wives or girlfriends and some other people who attended in the photosUpvote Share Tweet
Don Banks: Ravens' Rice tired of making the playoffs, wants the bar raisedAug 17OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- New long-term contract and accompanying career security in hand, Ray Rice is not satisfied. He wants more. He wants it now. He wants it all.
Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps to sign with New England Patriots - sou…Aug 17Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps is expected to sign a contract Friday afternoon with the New England Patriots, according to multiple sources.
Sources: Olympian Demps headed to PatriotsAug 17Olympic silver medalist Jeff Demps sign with the New England Patriots on Friday.