This is the May 21, 2013 news archive. View today's Astros rumors and news.
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.
Keuchel’s thoughts are with the victims of Oklahoma twistersUpdated May 21 Share TweetAstros 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 badShare TweetAstros 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.Share TweetOn 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 myShare TweetRoyals 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. …Share TweetThe 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 theShare TweetThree 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
Offensive decline leads list of 10 early-season trends to watchUpdated May 21 Share TweetThe 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.Source: CNNSI.com
Perez nursing sore hip after hitting dugout fenceUpdated May 21 Share TweetRoyals 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.Source: MLB.com
NBA Playoffs 2013: Despite loss, Memphis Grizzlies find their game in loss…May 21Despite a second straight loss, the Grizzlies rediscovered part of their game, J.A. Adande writes.
Don Banks: Teams not buying 'Easter Bunny' excuse for moving NFL Draft to …May 21BOSTON -- Even if you happen to believe in the Easter Bunny theory, or that the NFL had to move next year's draft to May solely because of a scheduling conflict with a Radio City Music Hall "Spring Spectacular'' show, there's more than a reasonable…
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Clayton: NFL should be careful with calendarMay 21The NFL's offseason calendar works just fine, so there's no reason to tear it up, writes John Clayton.