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Albers to be placed on paternity leave

Albers to be placed on paternity leave

MLB.com Updated Apr 7
Astros relief pitcher Matt Albers will be placed on paternity leave Tuesday and will be replaced on the roster by right-hander Josh Zeid, who began the season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, a source told MLB.com.
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  • Astros report: Grossman in 0-for-18 slump

    Astros report: Grossman in 0-for-18 slump

    chron.com Apr 7
    Robbie Grossman, who proved to be a streaky hitter last season, went 0-for-4 on Monday against the Angels to extend his slump to 0-for-18. “I’m not panicked,” he said. “Yeah, I wish things were going the other way. This is baseball. It makes you appreci…
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  • Adjustment at plate paying off for Hamilton

    Adjustment at plate paying off for Hamilton

    MLB.com Apr 7
    Josh Hamilton was named the co-American League Player of the Week on Monday -- along with Twins first baseman Chris Colabello -- after an opening week in which he batted .500 and homered twice. Then, during Monday's 9-1 win against the Astros, he drew a…
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  • Wilson dominates Astros in series finale

    Wilson dominates Astros in series finale

    C.J. Wilson pitched eight innings of one-run ball, Josh Hamilton walked three times for the first time in five years and the Angels' offense continued to add on in a 9-1 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park on Monday, capping a series that saw th…
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  • Texans’ offseason workout program begins with new energy

    Texans’ offseason workout program begins with new energy

    chron.com Apr 7
    RICHMOND — There was no franchise-changing message on Day One of the Bill O’Brien era. But there were definitely changes for the Texans. The team’s offseason workout program officially began Monday, via voluntary conditioning workouts. The sessions will…
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  • On the Texans' new RB Andre Brown

    On the Texans' new RB Andre Brown

    By agreeing to terms with new running back Andre Brown today, the Texans have added another more veteran presence to a very young backfield behind starter Arian Foster. Despite this signing, I could still see the Texans drafting a running back they hope…
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  • Texans schedule visits with Bortles, Manziel

    Texans schedule visits with Bortles, Manziel

    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle has posted two mock drafts this offseason and he has the Texans taking a quarterback in each of them. The first time around, McClain projected the Texans would take Blake Bortles of Central Florida. He switched thin…
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  • Ravens’ Owen Daniels says Texans release felt like ‘Bam’

    Ravens’ Owen Daniels says Texans release felt like ‘Bam’

    chron.com Apr 7
    RICHMOND — The last time veteran tight end Owen Daniels spoke with the media at a Texans player’s charity golf tournament, No. 81 was discussing his willingness to restructure his contract just so he could remain in Houston. “I’d like to be here and pla…
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  • Marc Krauss says plate struggles are more mental than physical

    Marc Krauss says plate struggles are more mental than physical

    chron.com Apr 7
    Astros first baseman/outfielder Marc Krauss, who landed on the bench Monday with an 0-for-13 start to the season, wonders if his early struggles at the plate may be more mental. “It’s more on a mental side of things, not really a physical adjustment tha…
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  • Still too ‘weak’ to play, Dexter Fowler rejoins Astros

    Still too ‘weak’ to play, Dexter Fowler rejoins Astros

    chron.com Apr 7
    Somewhat lighter and appearing frail after his three-day battle with a stomach virus, Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler returned to Minute Maid Park for the first time in four days on Monday. “I probably won’t play today,” he said. “I’m pretty weak ri…
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  • Veteran Chris Myers wants Texans in full force

    Veteran Chris Myers wants Texans in full force

    The Texans fell apart on the field and as a team during a disastrous 2013. Veteran center Chris Myers wants to make sure this season’s team remains united. The push for a new togetherness starts today. Thanks to their 2-14 record last year and new coach…
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  • Ravens expect ex-Texans to help teach Kubiak’s offense

    Ravens expect ex-Texans to help teach Kubiak’s offense

    The Ravens didn’t change head coaches this offseason, so they aren’t allowed to start their offseason workouts on Monday along with the teams that have made coaching changes. Baltimore did change offensive coordinators, however, and installing Gary Kubi…
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  • Rams G.M.: Trade-up targets not necessarily quarterbacks

    Rams G.M.: Trade-up targets not necessarily quarterbacks

    We still have a month before the draft starts (four weeks from Thursday, to be precise), so most of the calls happening now between teams are table-setters. The Texans own the first pick, so if there was a particular player you had to have, they’d be th…
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  • One team holds the keys to the NFL draft's first round, and it'…

    One team holds the keys to the NFL draft's first round, and it's not the Texans

    CNNSI.com Apr 7
    The Rams don't pick first, but they control this draft. The market is open, guest writer Greg A. Bedard says.
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  • Video - Kendrick, Angels Rout Astros 01:06

    Kendrick, Angels Rout Astros

    Apr 7
    Howie Kendrick and Raul Ibanez each drove in three runs to help C.J. Wilson to his first win of the season.
  • Video - Source: RB Brown Signs With Texans 01:45

    Source: RB Brown Signs With Texans

    Apr 7
    Mark Brunell discusses what RB Andre Brown will be able to bring to the Texans' offense.
  • Video - MLB Daily Download: Monday 03:55

    MLB Daily Download: Monday

    Apr 7
    Cary Chow recaps Sunday's action from around the league, including the returns of Matt Kemp and Yu Darvish.