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Dierker named special assistant to Astros president

Dierker named special assistant to Astros president

MLB.com chron.com Updated May 21, 2013
The Astros are appointing a familiar face to a new role, as the team has made Larry Dierker a special assistant to the team president.
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  • Keuchel’s thoughts are with the victims of Oklahoma twisters

    Keuchel’s thoughts are with the victims of Oklahoma twisters

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel, a Tulsa native who understands the terror that was felt in his home state when tornadoes ravaged Moore, Oklahoma, on Monday, has his home state on his mind. “Just a lot of sad thoughts,” he said. “It was really bad
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  • Maxwell hopes to begin rehab assignment soon

    Maxwell hopes to begin rehab assignment soon

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 24 with a fractured left hand, received positive news after undergoing an X-Ray on Tuesday. “Hitting (off a tee) today felt way better than yesterday,” he said.
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  • Jose Cruz to announce Astros’ first pick in upcoming draft

    Jose Cruz to announce Astros’ first pick in upcoming draft

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    On the same day Larry Dierker was named a special assistant to president of business operations Reid Ryan, the Astros announced that Jose Cruz will represent the team at the 2013 draft next month. Cruz will announce the Astros’ first pick. “It’s my
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  • First pitch: Porter expects lineup continuity; Dominguez has ti…

    First pitch: Porter expects lineup continuity; Dominguez has tight quad

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    Royals lineup: Lough 9, Johnson 6, Gordon 7, Butler DH, Hosmer 3, Cain 8, Moustakas 5, Kottaras 2, Getz 4. RHP Wade Davis 1. Astros lineup: Grossman 8, Altuve 4, Castro 2, Martinez 7, Carter 3, Pena DH, Paredes 9, Dominguez 5, Gonzalez 6. RHP Norris 1. …
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  • Astros Foundation selling shirts, taking donations for Oklahoma…

    Astros Foundation selling shirts, taking donations for Oklahoma tornado victims

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    The Astros Foundation will raise funds during the current homestand at Minute Maid Park to aid victims of Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma. The “Jerseys Off Their Backs” silent auction will be held through May 28 at the Astros Community Clubhouse on the
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  • Jose Cruz to represent Astros at MLB draft

    Jose Cruz to represent Astros at MLB draft

    chron.com May 21, 2013
    Three Hall of Famers, three MVPs, three World Series-winning managers and 25 All-Stars are among the baseball legends who are scheduled to represent the 30 Clubs at Major League Baseball’s 2013 Draft June 6 in Secaucus, New Jersey. Hall of Famers George
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  • Offensive decline leads list of 10 early-season trends to watch

    Offensive decline leads list of 10 early-season trends to watch

    CNNSI.com May 21, 2013
    The continued decline of offense around the majors has been the season's biggest trend so far, writes Tom Verducci, who lists his 10 top storylines from the 2013 season to date.
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  • Perez nursing sore hip after hitting dugout fence

    Perez nursing sore hip after hitting dugout fence

    MLB.com May 21, 2013
    Royals catcher Salvador Perez left Monday's game prior to the bottom of the sixth inning after slamming his right hip into the fence in front of the Astros dugout chasing a foul ball off the bat of Jason Castro in the fifth at Minute Maid Park.
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Sports Columnists

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    May 21
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    May 21
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  • Clayton: NFL should be careful with calendar

    May 21
    The NFL's offseason calendar works just fine, so there's no reason to tear it up, writes John Clayton.