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.Share Tweet
Keuchel’s thoughts are with the victims of Oklahoma twistersAstros 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 GeorgeShare Tweet
Offensive decline leads list of 10 early-season trends to watchCNNSI.com May 21, 2013The 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.Share Tweet
Perez nursing sore hip after hitting dugout fenceMLB.com May 21, 2013Royals 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.Share Tweet