This is the March 17, 2013 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
Astros’ roster: Maneuvering, jockeying has only begun
Now, the heavy lifting begins. The Astros have made two rounds of cuts this spring, but with 13 days until opening day, the biggest decisions are still ahead for Jeff Luhnow and Bo Porter. With 39 players left in camp, the biggest verdicts are in the in…Upvote Share Tweet
Recap: Astros 11, Blue Jays 2Righthander Bud Norris pitched six strong innings and got plenty of support from Chris Carter to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 11-2 Sunday. The Astros drilled four home runs, including a pair of two-run shots by Chris Carter. Jason Castro and Brandon Laird…Upvote Share Tweet
Carter put on slugging show with two homers, five RBIsKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Left fielder Chris Carter, who was acquired from the Oakland Athletics last month in the Jed Lowrie trade, hit a pair of two-run bombs and drove in five RBIs while going 2-for-3 Sunday in the Astros’ 11-2 victory over the Blue Jays.Upvote Share Tweet
Correa makes his mark in Major League campMLB.com Updated Mar 17, 2013Top prospect and 2012 No. 1 overall Draft pick Carlos Correa has made a big impression on Jeff Luhnow this spring, and the Astros GM said he expects Correa to spend the majority of the season with Class A Quad Cities.Upvote Share Tweet
Astros cut 10, down to 39 in campKISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Astros trimmed the spring training roster to 39 players on Sunday morning, sending 10 players down. Five were optioned and the other five were re-assigned. Che-Hsuan Lin, Carlos Perez, C.J. Fick, Josh Zeid, Sergio Escalona were re-Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Mar 17, 2013If the regular season started tomorrow we don't think that would be seen enough for Stephen Strasburg. The Washington Nationals ace was in mid-season form on Saturday striking out eight Houston Astros over five and one-third fantastic innings. Or maybe …Upvote Share Tweet
Puerto Rico Advances To WBC FinalMar 17Alex Rios' two-run homer propels Puerto Rico to the WBC final, where it will face the winner of the Netherlands against the Dominican Republic.
NFL mailbag - Proposed changes affect tuck rule, safetyMar 17The NFL is mulling the end of the unfair "tuck rule," and running backs are pushing back at another proposed change, writes John Clayton.