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Astros report: Grossman in 0-for-18 slumpRobbie 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…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Apr 7, 2014Josh 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…Upvote Share TweetC.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…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans’ offseason workout program begins with new energyRICHMOND — 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…Upvote Share TweetBy 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…Upvote Share TweetJohn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Ravens’ Owen Daniels says Texans release felt like ‘Bam’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…Upvote Share Tweet
Marc Krauss says plate struggles are more mental than physicalAstros 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…Upvote Share TweetSomewhat 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…Upvote Share TweetThe 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…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Apr 7, 2014The 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Rams G.M.: Trade-up targets not necessarily quarterbacksprofootballtalk.com Apr 7, 2014We 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…Upvote Share Tweet
One team holds the keys to the NFL draft's first round, and it's not the TexansCNNSI.com Apr 7, 2014The Rams don't pick first, but they control this draft. The market is open, guest writer Greg A. Bedard says.Upvote Share Tweet
Kendrick, Angels Rout AstrosApr 7Howie Kendrick and Raul Ibanez each drove in three runs to help C.J. Wilson to his first win of the season.
Source: RB Brown Signs With TexansApr 7Mark Brunell discusses what RB Andre Brown will be able to bring to the Texans' offense.
MLB Daily Download: MondayApr 7Cary Chow recaps Sunday's action from around the league, including the returns of Matt Kemp and Yu Darvish.