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MLB.com Updated Feb 3, 2013Brandon Lyon, 33, posted a 3.10 ERA in 67 appearances split between the Astros and Blue Jays last season and would give the Mets another option with significant closing experience.Share Tweet
Central Missouri rolling at Astros in Action tourneyMLB.com Feb 3, 2013Designated hitter John Oropeza paced a 16-hit attack with four hits on Sunday, and the Mules defeated Arkansas Tech, 10-4, to win for the second consecutive night at Minute Maid Park.Share Tweet
Astros keep changing but Wesley Wright sticks aroundWesley Wright still recalls Doug Brocail’s blunt words. Wright was a 23-year-old unproven rookie in 2008. He deferred to big-name veteran relievers such as Jose Valverde and LaTroy Hawkins on an Astros team that went 86-75 and marked the final high poinShare Tweet
Astros DH Carlos Pena turns to 70-year-old father for hitting adviceMost MLB players turn to single-minded training gurus once the the winter months begin. Carlos Pena intentionally went in the opposite direction. The Astros’ new designated hitter reunited with his 70-year-old father, Felipe Pena, picking up a routine tShare Tweet
Astros not in active talks with Daisuke MatsuzakaThe Astros are not involved in active discussions with free agent starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka. The six-year veteran was linked to Houston and the New York Mets on Sunday. The Astros briefly explored the idea of pursuing Matsuzaka during the offse…Share Tweet
Don Banks: Elite or not, Flacco now stands alone; more SnapsFeb 3NEW ORLEANS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a most eventful and entertaining Super Bowl XLVII in the Superdome, a 34-31 Baltimore victory over San Francisco in the kind of knock-down, drag-out battle that brothers always seem to…
Super Bowl XLVII -- Ravens-49ers won't soon be forgottenFeb 3From a blackout to the 49ers' rally to Ray Lewis' last stand, it was a lights-out Super Bowl, writes John Clayton.