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Astros, Padres gaining steam in trade talks

Astros, Padres gaining steam in trade talks

chron.com Updated 1 hour ago
Could another homecoming be in the works for the Astros? Possibly, with Padres starter Andrew Cashner — a Conroe product — in the mix on the trade front, according to multiple sources and reports. (Associated Press / Keith Srakocic) The Astros and Padre…
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  • The Royals are saying '1738' in interviews because they love Fe…

    The Royals are saying '1738' in interviews because they love Fetty Wap

    yahoo.com 2 hours ago
    Being a part of a winning baseball team can sometimes lead to some odd rituals. Joe Maddon has constantly resorted to weird gimmicks to keep his team loose, the Astros have employed a fog machine in the clubhouse and Chris Sale occasionally tries to sne…
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  • Mike Trout remains out of Angels lineup for second game in Hous…

    Mike Trout remains out of Angels lineup for second game in Houston

    chron.com 3 hours ago
    Angels slugger Mike Trout, the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, missed his second consecutive game against the Astros with a sore left wrist. Trout injured his left wrist attempting to make a catch Sunday. He finished that game, but he has…
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  • Which players' health is most critical for the Texans?

    Which players' health is most critical for the Texans?

    ESPN.com 5 hours ago
    Which players' health is most critical for the Texans?
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  • Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade tracker

    Movers and shakers: 2015 MLB trade tracker

    chron.com 7 hours ago
    The Astros got the trade season started on July 23 by swapping a pair of prospects for A’s starter Scott Kazmir. Houston thinks Kazmir will help its late-season playoff push tremendously. Check out other moves teams have made as the trade deadline appro…
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  • Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Park

    Chris Carter racking up homers at Minute Maid Park

    chron.com 10 hours ago
    In his third season in Houston, Astros slugger Chris Carter is now eighth all-time in franchise history in home runs at Minute Maid Park. Carter deposited a 421-foot, two-run home run into the Astros bullpen in the second inning Tuesday night to help sp…
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  • Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astros

    Hank Conger starting to make a name for himself with Astros

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    You may not recognize the name Hank Conger. A backup catcher on a division-leading team doesn’t get a lot of recognition. However, in the city of Houston, Conger is one of the most valuable members of the Astros. Conger was acquired this offseason from …
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  • Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh tripl…

    Evan Gattis continues to show off speed, racks up seventh triple of season

    chron.com 20 hours ago
    Nothing on the field has been more bizarre this season for the Astros than the lumberjack who’s become a speed demon. Evan Gattis, somehow, by some means, hit his seventh triple of the season Tuesday night in the bottom of the sixth inning against the A…
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  • Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-ga…

    Astros take it to Angels, rally to claim opener of key three-game AL West series

    chron.com 20 hours ago
    After a 10-year absence, the heat of the pennant race arrived in earnest for the Astros and their fans Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Jose Altuve drove in a career-high five runs to help the Astros beat the Angels 10-5, putting the teams in a virtua…
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  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will r…

    Astros GM Jeff Luhnow remains optimistic that Jed Lowrie will return during homestand

    chron.com 22 hours ago
    The Astros are to re-evaluate Jed Lowrie after his fifth minor league rehab game with Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday night. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday afternoon he was hopeful Lowrie would return this homestand. “We’ll get one m…
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  • Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries …

    Sam Deduno, Brad Peacock out of the mix in 2015 after injuries end their seasons

    chron.com 22 hours ago
    One Astros pitcher who has been out for the majority of the season won’t be coming back in 2015 and another looks all but done as well. Sam Deduno is headed for arthroscopic surgery next week to repair the labrum in his right hip. Deduno, who went to th…
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  • Joe Thatcher to become free agent

    Joe Thatcher to become free agent

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Relief pitcher Joe Thatcher, who was designated for assignment last week, has opted to become a free agent, the team announced. Thatcher, 33, appeared in 36 games with a 3.79 ERA for the Astros this season. He signed with Houston in February after pitch…
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  • Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent success

    Billy Beane credits Astros’ rebuild plan for recent success

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    A’s general manager Billy Beane has been indirectly critical in the past of teams that go through rebuilding processes, a group the Astros belong to, if not chair. Maybe he’s changing his tune. On Monday, after the A’s traded reliever Tyler Clippard to …
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  • Thoughts on the Texans quarterback competition going into train…

    Thoughts on the Texans quarterback competition going into training camp

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    Quarterback is the most important position in football, and quarterback competitions obviously get a lot of attention. Even if you are a casual fan, you likely have an opinion about the quarterbacks. Here’s a Storify with more information to add to that…
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  • J.J. Watt dances with kids of YMCA (video)

    J.J. Watt dances with kids of YMCA (video)

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    J.J. Watt got a little help with his dance moves from an unlikely source. Check out the video to see what Watt has been working on with the kids of the Houston Texans YMCA.
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  • Astros remain in pursuit of Cole Hamels while keeping eyes else…

    Astros remain in pursuit of Cole Hamels while keeping eyes elsewhere, too

    chron.com Jul 28 (yesterday)
    The Astros are seriously in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes but the Rangers and Dodgers still appear to be in better position to land the lefthander, multiple people familiar with the situation told the Chronicle on Tuesday, with the Rangers likely leading …
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  • Scouting report: Astros host L.A. Angels

    Scouting report: Astros host L.A. Angels

    chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    Three things to watch in the series: 1. C.J. Wilson is 0-2 with an 8.10 ERA in two starts against the Astros this season. In his last five starts, he is 3-1 with a 2.56 ERA. 2. The Angels acquired outfielder Shane Victorino from the Red Sox on Monday. B…
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  • Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’

    Astros-Angels more than just ‘next series on schedule’

    chron.com Jul 27 (yesterday)
    • • • Astros manager A.J. Hinch is exasperatingly correct on any number of points regarding the three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim that begins Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Yes, it is the next series on the Astros’ schedule…
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  • Texans OLB  Jadeveon Clowney Starts Camp on the PUP List

    Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney Starts Camp on the PUP List

    The Texans will start camp without their number one pick from a year ago, as OLB Jadeveon Clowney has been placed on the active/physically unable to perform list. The move is one that will enable the team to keep Clowney on the PUP list for the first si…
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  • Potential Astros playoff run causes Taylor Swift to reschedule …

    Potential Astros playoff run causes Taylor Swift to reschedule Houston concert

    yahoo.com chron.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    Last December, when Taylor Swift announced a concert at Houston's Minute Maid Park for her current tour, the Houston Astros put their own asterisk on it, writing, "Note: the date of the Taylor Swift 1989 tour show at MMP is subject to change if it …
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  • Bob McNair: We’re not asking quarterbacks to be superheroes

    Bob McNair: We’re not asking quarterbacks to be superheroes

    profootballtalk.com Jul 27 (2 days ago)
    The Texans will resume the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett when training camp gets underway, but the fact that they’re having a competition is all anyone needs to hear to know that there’s no franchise quarterback in Houston…
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  • Roundup: Royals Make Deal for Ace, Then Widen Their Lead

    Roundup: Royals Make Deal for Ace, Then Widen Their Lead

    nytimes.com Jul 27 (3 days ago)
    Kansas City acquired the right-hander Johnny Cueto in a deal with the Cincinnati Reds, then beat the Astros, 5-1.
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  • Video - Quessenberry prepares for training camp as a milestone 01:15

    Quessenberry prepares for training camp as a milestone

    Jul 28
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli says the start of training camp will be cherished by OT David Quessenberry.
  • Video - Three questions going into camp for the Texans 00:50

    Three questions going into camp for the Texans

    Jul 21
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli says special teams is an area the team will focus on during training camp.
  • Video - J.J. Watt having an active offseason 01:01

    J.J. Watt having an active offseason

    Jul 19
    Israel Gutierrez explains why J.J. Watt is the offseason MVP in a runaway.
  • Video - Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be the division's MVP 01:15

    Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be the division's MVP

    Jul 9
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli explains why J.J. Watt will be the best in the AFC South division.

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