Astros Rumors & News

  • James Shields strikes out 12 as Royals sweep Astros 5-1

    Kansas City Star "The streak began in the sixth inning of a 5-1 Royals victory, when James Shields left Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler numb with a 92-mph fastball at the thighs. Six batters later, third baseman Matt Dominguez stared at a 90-mph fastball at the knees, and Shields had his seventh strikeout in a..." April 18

  • Royals rally, beat Astros 6-4 in 11 innings

    Kansas City Star "The reverberations of hands cracking hands echoed through the nearly empty confines of Minute Maid Park. Mike Moustakas provided one concussive stroke for the Royals in a 6-4 victory Wednesday over the Astros, a go-ahead solo home run in the 11th inning. Inside the dugout, the noise created by..." April 17

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Source tells the Chronicle that George Springer is on his way to the majors tomorrow.

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    Houston Astros @astros

    Manager Bo Porter said that Brad Peacock will join the #Astros rotation, replacing Harrell.

  • Yordano Ventura gets first big-league win as Royals beat Astros 4-2

    Kansas City Star "He emerged in the clubhouse with splotches of Miller Lite still glistening in his closely-cropped hair. Yordano Ventura shivered as he walked across the Royals’ clubhouse, but he beamed as teammates called out to congratulate him on his first career victory after a 4-2 win Tuesday over the Houston..." April 16

  • Rangers win second 1-0 game of series against Astros

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "A 1-0 game isn’t too common in baseball and hasn’t been over the years for the Texas Rangers, a franchise long known for its power hitters and home-park jet stream. That perception is beginning to change. Look no further than this past weekend series against the Houston Astros. The Rangers..." April 14

  • Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

    Houston Chronicle "Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in..." April 13

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    Houston Astros @astros

    #Astros officially place RHP Scott Feldman on the bereavement list and recall RHP Paul Clemens from Triple A OKC

  • Rangers finally muster clutch hit to beat Astros

    Dallas Morning News "It’s clear by now: When Yu Darvish starts, everybody gets extra anxious. Especially the Rangers offense. Darvish again flirted with a no-hitter against Houston. He again held an opponent scoreless and hitless with runners in scoring position. And for the second time this season in as many..." April 12

  • Astros avert series sweep with win over Blue Jays in finale

    Houston Chronicle "Jeff Luhnow didn’t color the offense with empty praise. “Underperforming, for sure,” the Astros general manager said Thursday afternoon. “I think we’ve got a couple guys in the lineup that haven’t got going yet. (Marc) Krauss, (Robbie) Grossman had great springs and we were counting for them to..." April 11

  • Astros prospect gets clearance to enter United States

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros minor league outfielder who missed spring training because of visa issues in his native Dominican Republic, Ravel Santana, has been cleared to arrive in the U.S., Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday. Santana, the Astros’ selection with the top pick in the Class AAA..." April 10

  • Williams exits game with ‘minor’ groin injury

    Houston Chronicle "Astros reliever Jerome Williams was removed in the sixth inning Wednesday because of a right groin strain he called “minor” after a 7-3 Astros loss to the Blue Jays. He’s to be re-evaluated Thursday, and chuckled when asked if he would needed an MRI. Williams suffered the strain on the second..." April 10

  • Brandon Morrow's 'A' game propels Blue Jays to victory

    Toronto Sun "Brandon Morrow brought his ‘A’ game. For the most part, the Houston Astros were overmatched. End of story. It was the second start of the season for Morrow, his first one against the Tampa Bay Rays last week a bit on the dull side as, in that contest, he allowed four runs on seven hits..." April 10

  • Astros drew a 0.0 Nielsen rating in Houston for Monday's game

    Houston Chronicle "Once again the Astros played a game this week and, according to the Nielsen Company, nobody in Houston was watching on Comcast SportsNet Houston. Nielsen’s Houston ratings report for Monday shows a 0.0 rating for households, adults 25-54 and men 25-54 for the afternoon Angels-Astros game at..." April 09

  • Navarro's all-around play lifts Blue Jays over Astros

    Toronto Sun "Dioner Navarro was like the eye of the hurricane on Tuesday night. Navarro was at the centre of all things meaningful in the Blue Jays 5-2 victory over the Houston Astros. At the plate the Jays catcher drove in two runs with a pair of doubles and in the eighth he made the tag on a play that..." April 09

  • Wilson, Angels handle Astros 9-1

    L.A. Daily News "C.J. Wilson had a simple plan for his second start after a dud in his season debut. “Just told myself I’m going to pick my spot and stay with my spot and not try to overdo it,” Wilson said. It was an effective approach, allowing him to pitch eight solid innings while Howie Kendrick and Raul..." April 08

  • Astros top Angels with the help of five home runs

    Houston Chronicle "A messy ninth inning didn’t put a damper on a five-home run day for the Astros. Some thought Scott Feldman was overpaid this winter. A reactionary might suggest now that he’s underpaid. The righthander became the first Astros pitcher to reach seven innings Sunday in a 7-4 win over the..." April 07

  • Astros outfielder Fowler to remain home indefinitely

    Houston Chronicle "Dexter Fowler needs more time to recover from a stomach virus before coming back to the ballpark. The Astros center fielder was hospitalized for Friday night before he was released Saturday because of gastroenteritis. The plan was to have him report to Minute Maid Park on Sunday, even if he..." April 06

  • Berkman, Oswalt Retire As Astros

    Real GM Baseball "Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt signed one-day contracts and retired as Astros on Saturday, according to an report. Berkman is among the franchise leaders in home runs, RBIs, walks, runs and slugging percentage. " April 06

  • Fowler released from hospital; Castro nears return

    Houston Chronicle "Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was released from Houston Methodist hospital on Saturday, manager Bo Porter said after a 5-1 loss to the Angels. The Astros’ hottest hitter was admitted to the hospital on Friday with viral gastroenteritis. Fowler is expected to be at the ballpark on Sunday,..." April 06

  • Angels' Skaggs is on his game in 5-1 victory over Astros

    Orange County Register "All spring the Angels watched Tyler Skaggs show flashes of brilliance interrupted by lapses of command that at times doomed his performance. And then, he made his first regular-season outing, and that guy was gone. “He was a lot different,” catcher Chris Iannetta said after Skaggs gave up..." April 06

  • Dexter Fowler sent to hospital with stomach issues

    Houston Chronicle "Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was in the hospital Friday night because of a stomach bug, Astros manager Bo Porter said after an 11-1 loss to the Angels at Minute Maid Park. Porter was considering a late visit to Fowler in the hospital. “They’re running some tests and we’ll have more..." April 05

  • Garrett Richards holds back Astros' bats in 11-1 win

    Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Garrett Richards wobbled in the fifth when he walked Jose Altuve with the bases loaded and two outs, trimming the Angels' lead to 5-1. Richards caught a huge break when a hanging 0-and-2 curve was lined a few feet foul by cleanup batter Mark Krauss. Richards then struck..." April 05

  • First Yankees victory a big relief

    New York Post "We talk about how long the season is. We mention great years that began brutally. We offer perspective that every team will endure a three-game losing streak, but that in June or July it blends into the relentless schedule. But, come on, all the logic in the world cannot erase just how..." April 04

  • Astros shower Jeter with applause, gifts "Andy Pettitte described Derek Jeter's pregame routine as "crazy, crazy, crazy," and offered this theory as his longtime and soon-to-be-retired teammate prepares to make his way through the Major Leagues as the man of the hour: "I'm sure it's going to be kind of torture for him," Pettitte..." April 03

  • Astros get best of Yankees, improve to 2-0

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ war cry this winter was a promise the bullpen would be better. If nothing else, they would fix the worst relief corps around. Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over the Yankees was the first full-length test. Four relievers — Jerome Williams, Kevin Chapman, Matt Albers and Josh Fields —..." April 03

  • Astros upset Yankees in season opener

    Houston Chronicle "The words “shock the world” came up Tuesday among the Astros, hours before first pitch. The first two innings of the 2014 season fit the bill. A 6-2 win over the Yankees on opening day at Minute Maid Park was baseball’s version of role reversal. Sloppy fielding early made the Yankees look like..." April 02

  • Betting 101: How to safely bet early-season MLB action "Baseball is here, firing the starting gun on what is a marathon for bettors that stretches the spring, summer and fall. The MLB season is filled with peaks and valleys, however, if those valleys come too soon into the schedule, you won’t even have a shot at hitting those peaks. Navigating the..." April 01

  • When it comes to trade deadline, this year’s different for Astros

    Houston Chronicle "At both trade deadlines during general manager Jeff Luhnow’s tenure, the Astros may as well have posted an open-for-business sign at Minute Maid Park: “Have parts, will sell.” The shop might only have part-time hours this summer. In 2014, Luhnow plans to be more reserved when it comes to..." March 31

  • Report: Drug policy changes will bar players from postseason, even if they’ve served their suspensions

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday, when looking at reports of the changes to the Joint Drug Agreement, I said that the increased penalties and testing protocols didn’t seem draconian. The latest report on the changes could change my mind about that. Christine Brennan reports that the policy — not yet finalized – will..." March 29

  • Grossman’s plate discipline earns him No. 2 spot in Astros lineup

    Houston Chronicle "A sixth round selection in 2008 out of Cy-Fair high school, Astros left fielder Robbie Grossman was taught plate discipline early. He started his career with the Pirates, who traded him to the Astros in July 2012 as part of the Wandy Rodriguez deal. (The Astros are on the hook for $5.5 million..." March 27

  • Tony Clark officially voted in as Executive Director of the MLBPA

    Hardball Talk "Back in December the Executive Board of the Major League Baseball Player’s Association appointed Tony Clark as the head of the MLBPA. It was announced via press release today that the players have ”overwhelmingly confirmed” the appointment. This comes as no surprise, of course, even if it is now..." March 27

  • Astros rank last in MLB payroll at $45 million

    Houston Chronicle "This is one last-place finish the Astros still can’t avoid, even if the team doesn’t agree with the numbers. Hoping to no longer be the worst team in baseball in 2014, the Astros on Tuesday were said to have the lowest salary in the majors. They’re on the books for $45 million, according to a..." March 26

  • MLB working toward new PED deal, would increase suspensions "Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are working toward increasing penalties for players caught using performance-enhancing drugs while also decreasing penalties for players testing positive unintentionally, the Associated Press reports. The AP report notes that now a first..." March 26

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Astros manager Bo Porter said Jerome Williams has made the club, either as a starter or reliever.

  • MLBPA may seek recourse for George Springer's service time

    Houston Chronicle "In any situation where there’s at least the possibility of impropriety in regards to how a major league team has treated a player, the player’s union and the agency representing the player would not be doing their jobs properly if they didn’t look into and consider possible recourses. People..." March 23

  • Astros release JD Martinez; GM says team is 'victim of our own success' "The Astros released outfielder J.D. Martinez on Saturday, the team announced. The move helps clear a roster spot for young players at Triple-A. Martinez, 26, is a career .251/.300/.387 hitter with 24 home runs in parts of three seasons with Houston. He was never able to build on the..." March 23

  • Peter Moylan might be headed for his second Tommy John surgery

    Hardball Talk "In what has become a theme of late, we could have another pitcher who is headed for his second Tommy John surgery. According to Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, Astros reliever Peter Moylan has been diagnosed with a ligament tear in his right elbow. He’s scheduled to have a visit with..." March 22

  • Top overall Astros prospect Correa enjoyed spring’s ‘great experience’

    Houston Chronicle "Showing the poise that has earned him plenty of praise since he was taken first overall in the 2012 draft, Astros shortstop prospect Carlos Correa seemed more buoyed then dejected after he was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday morning. “It was great,” the 19-year-old from Puerto Rico..." March 20

  • Astros' top prospect Carlos Correa set for hand X-rays after HBP "On Wednesday, Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, one of the top prospects in all of baseball, was struck on the left hand by a pitch from Tyler Clippard of the Nationals. After writhing on the ground in pain for a few moments, Correa was forced to leave the game. Obviously, we won't know until..." March 20

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    Jeff Passan @JeffPassan

    Sources: Astros, 3B Matt Dominguez closing in on five-year contract extension worth around $17M with two club options for ~$8M and ~$10M.

  • Report: George Springer rejects 7-year, $23 million offer from Astros "According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, top prospect George Springer rejected a seven-year, $23 million contract offer from the Astros back in September. It's unclear if there were any further negotiations after that. The offer is unprecedented because Springer has yet to make his major..." March 20

  • System discourages teams like Astros from promoting top prospects

    Fox Sports "Outfielder George Springer, the Astros' top prospect, has yet to play an inning in the major leagues. He almost certainly will not make the team's Opening Day roster. Yet last September, the Astros offered him a seven-year, $23 million contract, according to major-league sources. Springer,..." March 19

  • Report: Astros interested in Nats 1B/OF Tyler Moore

    CSN Washington "The Houston Astros are in the market for a new first baseman and Nationals' bench player Tyler Moore has been mentioned as a trade possibility. Moore to the Astros is not an entirely new connection as former Nats' third base coach Bo Porter is the team's manager. Porter helped work with Moore..." March 19

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    #Pirates aren't only team looking for 1B. #Astros calling around on group that includes Mike Carp, Mayberry, Tyler Moore. All unlikely fits

  • Astros choose Scott Feldman as Opening Day starter

    Hardball Talk "Houston has named Scott Feldman as its Opening Day starter after signing the veteran right-hander to a three-year, $30 million contract as a free agent this offseason. Feldman is 31 years old with a 4.62 career ERA and it would be easy to make some jokes about him being the Astros’ choice, but..." March 17

  • Astros Send 5 to minor league camp

    ESPN Radio 102.3 Denver "Last season, the bullpen was far from a strength for the Houston Astros. This was especially true early in the season. To call the bullpen a revolving door in April and May would have been an understatement. This off-season Jeff Luhnow made improving the bullpen a priority, and we can already..." March 16

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Jesse Crain, recovering from biceps tendinitis surgery, says he feels like there's a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe on mound in 2 wks

  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow drove 10.5 hours to see Carlos Rodon (likely) "Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow embarked upon a 10.5-hour roundtrip drive to watch No. 5 N.C. State square off against No. 2 Florida State Friday night. It was a pitching matchup pitting FSU's ace Luke Weaver -- but the main course here was obviously Wolfpack lefty Carlos Rodon. The Astros,..." March 15

  • Astros release Brett Wallace

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros released Brett Wallace on Wednesday morning, ending his hopes of making the club’s opening day roster as a non-roster invitee. “He’s been a big part of this organization for the past few years,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said of Wallace. “But we didn’t see a role for him at..." March 12

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