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AL-bound Astros sign veteran PeÃ±a to be DHCNNSI.com Dec 17, 2012HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have signed veteran Carlos PeÃ±a to be their designated hitter, addressing a key need as they prepare for their first season in the American League.Share TweetOne 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 hShare Tweet
Cosart wouldn’t be the first starter to transition to Astros’ closerchron.com Dec 17, 2012The 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?Share Tweet
Peter King: Some statement Week 15 wins, but playoff chase still a tangled…Dec 17In 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…