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With Carlos Pena signing, Astros designate Mickey Storey for as…

With Carlos Pena signing, Astros designate Mickey Storey for assignment

chron.com Updated Dec 17, 2012
Since the Astros' roster was previously at the league's maximum of 40 players, right-handed pitcher Mickey Storey was designated for assignment.
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  • AL-bound Astros sign veteran Peña to be DH

    AL-bound Astros sign veteran Peña to be DH

    CNNSI.com Dec 17, 2012
    HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed veteran Carlos Peña to be their designated hitter, addressing a key need as they prepare for their first season in the American League.
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  • Harvey: Astros’ new DH, Carlos Pena, a defining character in ‘M…

    Harvey: Astros’ new DH, Carlos Pena, a defining character in ‘Moneyball’

    chron.com yahoo.com MLB.com Dec 17, 2012
    One of the most memorable scenes from “Moneyball” occurred when Oakland general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) approached A’s manager Art Howe (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and told him he couldn’t start Carlos Pena at first base that night. He told h
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  • Cosart wouldn’t be the first starter to transition to Astros’ c…

    Cosart wouldn’t be the first starter to transition to Astros’ closer

    chron.com Dec 17, 2012
    The Astros' pitching staff is a work in progress, but could Jeff Luhnow juggle it even more by moving one of the prize pitching prospects to closer?
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Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…

    Dec 17
    In my job, athletes are not very good interviews after 34-0 losses. They don't want to talk after 34-0 losses. They will find every excuse not to pick up the phone after 34-0 losses. But Sunday was different. Victor Cruz is different. This weekend was d…