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Astros pick up three players in trade with A's

Astros pick up three players in trade with A's

MLB.com yahoo.com ESPN.com chron.com Updated Feb 4, 2013
The Astros acquired power-hitting first baseman Chris Carter, starter Brad Peacock and catching prospect Max Stassi from the A's on Monday in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.
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  • Urban Invitational returns to Houston

    Urban Invitational returns to Houston

    MLB.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Astros will once again play host to the Urban Invitational, a college baseball tournament at Minute Maid Park that features four historically black colleges and universities -- Alabama State, Southern, Prairie View A&M and Texas Southern.
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  • Vote yay or nay on Astros latest trade

    Vote yay or nay on Astros latest trade

    chron.com Feb 4, 2013
    The Astros shipped off one of their few recognizable names in a five-player trade with the Oakland A’s. Do you think the Astros got the best of the deal or did they get fleeced?
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  • Astros 2013: Bench — What is the true meaning of life?

    Astros 2013: Bench — What is the true meaning of life?

    chron.com Feb 4, 2013
    Brian, Dan and Chip are completing their position-by-position look at the 2013 Astros this week. • •• ••• •• • January 23: First Base (Chip Bailey). January 24: Second Base (Brian Todd). January 25: Shortstop (Dan Peschong). January 28:
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Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: What's next for Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- Having snapped the NFC's three-year Super Bowl winning streak, but continued the NFL's recent trend of seeing a lower-seeded hot team ride postseason momentum all the way to the parade-planning stage, the Baltimore Ravens stand astride th…
  • Clayton: Early Super Bowl favorites for 2013

    Feb 4
    Can the Ravens and 49ers get back? Don't count on it. Here are five teams that should be Super Bowl threats in 2013, writes John Clayton.
  • Don Banks: Imperfect and slowed, but Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''
  • Don Banks: Much-maligned Lewis ends career on top with Ravens

    Feb 4
    NEW ORLEANS -- You don't have to buy everything that Ray Lewis is selling -- and plenty of people don't, me included -- to enjoy the storybook ending that was his "last ride.''