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  • Astros' Lance McCullers feels good after throwing for first time since injury

    Houston Chronicle "The day after throwing for the first time in just over three weeks, Lance McCullers said he felt good. After going on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 3 with a mild sprain in his right elbow, the 22-year-old righthander was building up to that point. "A lot of rehab, a lot of lifting and stuff..." August 28

  • Astros' Gattis belts walk-off HR to beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Carlos Correa has made such a habit of walk-off theatrics that the only downside of his game-tying, leadoff home run in the ninth inning on Friday night was that someone else would have to play the role of hero. Astros catcher Evan Gattis filled that void with haste. Gattis..." August 27

  • Keuchel, Bregman lead Astros past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- When it became apparent that Alex Bregman and Yuli Gurriel would someday become lineup fixtures for the Houston Astros, the optimistic plan was for nights like Saturday to unfold and for the organization to reap the benefit of their presence. Bregman and Gurriel went a combined..." August 27

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • McHugh, Gattis fuel Astros past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- By a pitcher's timetable, 31 days can seem like an eternity. That's how long Collin McHugh went between wins - from July 23 to Wednesday. Making matters worse, he was coming off a disastrous start before he picked up the victory Wednesday in the Houston Astros' 5-4 win over the..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Astros’ Luis Valbuena ruled out for season

    Today's Knuckleball "The Houston Astros are currently on the fringes of the American League playoff race, but they’ve just been dealt an injury blow. According to MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart, manager A.J. Hinch announced that infielder Luis Valbuena will miss the remainder of the season due to a strained right..." August 23

  • Polanco, Nova push Pirates past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Each of the Pittsburgh Pirates' bats seemed to produce some noise Tuesday, but Gregory Polanco's was just a bit louder. Polanco recorded an RBI in each of his first three at-bats, pelting balls to left field and dead center, while all the Pirates took turns pounding the Houston..." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Leaves MLB debut with hamstring injury

    CBS Sports "Gurriel's MLB debut ended on a low note, as he was removed from Sunday's game against the Orioles in the eighth inning due to tightness in his right hamstring, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports." August 22

  • Fister, home runs power Astros past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- At 32, Houston right-hander Doug Fister knows how to settle down, rely on his defense and put together solid innings. He certainly didn't get unraveled Monday when he found himself in a pitchers' duel with a rookie. Pittsburgh's Jameson Taillon was good, but Fister was better..." August 22

  • Astros' Tyler White: Optioned to Triple-A on Saturday

    CBS Sports "White was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday." August 21

  • Astros' Luis Valbuena suffers setback, goes back to Houston to be evaluated

    Houston Chronicle "Luis Valbuena's season - and possible tenure with the Astros - appears to be over. The infielder suffered a setback with his right hamstring while running Friday and it proved to be concerning enough that he was sent back to Houston to be evaluated by team doctors. Valbuena stayed back when the..." August 21

  • Rangers' Carlos Gomez: To serve as everyday left fielder

    CBS Sports "Gomez, who signed with the Rangers on Saturday, will be their everyday left fielder according to manager Jeff Bainster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports." August 21

  • Astros to call up Cuban veteran Yulieski Gurriel

    Houston Chronicle "The wait for Yulieski Gurriel to join the Astros is over. The 32-year-old Cuban infielder will make his Major League debut Sunday in the series finale against the Orioles. Tyler White was optioned to Class AAA Fresno after Saturday's game to make room for Gurriel. Gurriel had 56 at-bats at..." August 21

  • Astros' Jake Marisnick: Dealing with groin strain

    CBS Sports "Manager A.J. Hinch revealed Friday that Marisnick is still dealing with a slight groin strain, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports." August 20

  • Altuve the 2nd player 5-6 or shorter to hit 20 homers

    The Score "Jose Altuve may be the shortest player in the majors, but that hasn't stopped him from mashing baseballs. The 26-year-old American League MVP candidate hit his 20th home run of the season Friday in a 15-8 win over the Baltimore Orioles, joining Hall of Famer Hack Wilson as only the second..." August 20

  • Astros crush Orioles for second straight game

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Houston Astros continued to show the Baltimore Orioles that they have a fearsome lineup of their own. And when they have dominant pitching, the Astros can be tough to beat. Mike Fiers shut down the Baltimore Orioles' dominant hitters, while rookie Alex Bregman, George..." August 20

  • Rangers nearing deal with Carlos Gomez

    Today's Knuckleball "While one American League West hopeful has shown it has no use for outfielder Carlos Gomez, another may be taking a hard look at the now-free agent center fielder. The first-place Texas Rangers are taking a hard look at the 30-year-old former Astro. Though the Rangers currently lead the..." August 20

  • Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez

    Yardbarker "After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap. The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally..." August 20

  • Orioles hit five homers, but lose to Astros

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Houston gave up four homers and five runs in the first inning and five home runs overall Friday night. However, that didn't bother the Astros too much. Jose Altuve homered and drove in five runs, sparking an 18-hit Houston attack as the Astros overcame the five Baltimore home..." August 19

  • Carlos Gomez Released by Astros

    Bleacher Report "One week after designating him for assignment, the Houston Astros released outfielder Carlos Gomez Friday. The move was made official on the transaction page of the team's website. Upon designating Gomez for assignment, Houston had 10 days to work out a potential trade or assign him to a..." August 19

  • Orioles belt six HRs in victory over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Despite a few bumps along the way, the Baltimore Orioles have the type of offense that can erupt at any time. They are confident that type of power can lead them all the way to the postseason. Another key victory has kept them in the hunt. Baltimore hit six home runs,..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Astros GM Jeff Luhnow bemoans role of no-trade clauses in hindering Astros trades

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Astros have struggled to close out trades for some of baseball’s best players while rivals strengthen, and their general manager is sick of the role no-trade clauses have had in that. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that no-trade clauses have hindered the..." August 18

  • The four ways Astros star Jose Altuve is a baseball miracle

    CBS Sports "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has long since ceased being merely a diminutive novelty act. He was always far more than that, of course, but now Altuve is rightly known as being plainly one of the best baseball players on the planet. This season, he may be on his way to the AL MVP award, as..." August 18

  • Astros release prospect arrested on domestic violence charges

    The Score "The Houston Astros released minor leaguer Danry Vasquez on Wednesday after he was suspended by Major League Baseball indefinitely following his arrest on domestic violence charges earlier this month. "We appreciate the ruling today as it supports our firm intention to terminate Danry's..." August 18

  • Pham, Gyorko powers Cards over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With red-hot left-hander Jaime Garcia suddenly struggling to locate his sinking fastball, the Cardinals needed someone to pick of the slack and offer Garcia support. Several candidates stepped forward and filled the position. Tommy Pham and Jedd Gyorko slugged decisive home runs..." August 17

  • Cardinals beat Astros for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny leaned back comfortably in the visiting manager's office at Minute Maid Park and said he knew it was coming all along. The Cardinals' red-hot hitting continued on Wednesday afternoon in an 8-2 win over the Houston Astros. The..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Astros prospect Danry Vasquez arrested after video shows him striking girlfriend in stadium

    The Comeback "As a result of the legal issue hovering over Vasquez, the Hooks announced Vasquez had been placed on administrative leave without pay, a fairly routine response when a player gets into this sort of legal issue. This will allow the legal process to play out before any further action from the Astros..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Marlins Considering Carlos Gomez

    MLB Trade Rumors "In the wake of Giancarlo Stanton’s season-ending groin injury, the Marlins are exploring several hitters, including the Astros’ Carlos Gomez, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. Gomez would presumably join Ichiro Suzuki in a platoon, with one of the two veterans playing with regulars Christian Yelich..." August 15

  • Blue Jays hit three homers to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- John Gibbons has a simple answer when asked what sparked the Toronto Blue Jays' offense on Sunday afternoon. "We hit some homers," the Blue Jays manager said. "That's what we do best. The key is to get guys on base and then pop one here and there. We've been a little lull for a..." August 14

  • Martin's 3-run blast powers Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Aaron Sanchez earned the win with seven strong innings and he was quick to give credit to his catcher, Russell Martin. Martin threw out Jose Altuve trying to steal second base in the third inning and then hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to lift the Toronto Blue Jays..." August 13

  • Astros expect Gurriel to make big-league debut Tuesday

    The Score "Yulieski Gurriel may be playing in the majors in less than a week. Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow revealed Friday that the current plan is to bring Gurriel up for Tuesday's home series-opener against the St. Louis Cardinals after the 32-year-old wraps up a quick minor-league stint." August 13

  • Surging Astros shut down Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- There were plenty of firsts to around on Friday night and they were the primary reason the Houston Astros earned a 5-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night. First things first. Teoscar Hernandez made his major league debut in center field and hit a home run for his..." August 12

  • Matt Holliday is out and Carlos Gomez is available

    Viva El Birdos "The Cardinals have had a series of injuries over the last month or so, losing Matt Carpenter, Brandon Moss, and Jhonny Peralta for a time. Then Aledmys Diaz, Matt Adams, and now Matt Holliday, who fractured his thumb on a hit-by-pitch last night. Holliday, who had started almost every game in left..." August 12

  • One nearly unbelievable stat captures why Jose Altuve is the AL MVP leader

    CBS Sports "As we prepare to enter the stretch run of the 2016 season, it'll soon be time to begin serious discussions about the major awards candidates. MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year ... those awards. Right now, I have a hard time seeing someone other than Astros second baseman Jose Altuve as the AL..." August 12

  • Springer explodes as Astros sweep Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Astros put on an offensive clinic in a split doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins, capping the day with a 10-2 victory at Target Field. George Springer had three hits, including a two-run homer, and Chris Devenski pitched five shutout innings to lead Houston in..." August 11

  • Mets have 'open mind' about adding Carlos Gomez

    The Score "The New York Mets might be thinking of making another run at Carlos Gomez. New York nearly acquired Gomez last season from the Milwaukee Brewers, but the trade fell through due to the outfielder's troubling hip, and he was later shipped to the Houston Astros instead." August 11

  • Altuve, Correa power Astros past Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Jose Altuve got a rare night off in Monday's series opener against the Minnesota Twins. The diminutive second baseman atoned for his absence with four hits on Tuesday, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-5 win at Target Field. For Altuve, the American League's leading hitter, it..." August 10

  • Astros designate Carlos Gomez for assignment

    Today's Knuckleball "According to a report from Brian McTaggart of MLB.com on Wednesday afternoon, it appears that veteran center fielder Carlos Gomez may have played his last game as a member of the Houston Astros. Per the Wednesday report, the Astros have designated Gomez for assignment. While notably failing to..." August 10

  • Jose Altuve's Career Year Makes 2016 AL MVP Award His to Lose

    Bleacher Report "When you write about the Houston Astros' Jose Altuve, it's customary to bone up on synonyms for "short:" diminutive, small-statured, pint-sized. You know what, though? Forget that. Yes, Altuve is listed at 5'6"—and that might be in his cleats. But there has been nothing little about his..." August 10

  • Duffey, Twins shut down Astros

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Tyler Duffey was in danger of being dropped from the Minnesota Twins rotation. His performance Monday may have convinced the Twins to keep him. Duffey pitched six innings of one-run ball in Minnesota's 3-1 win over the Houston Astros. Duffey (7-8) allowed just four..." August 08

  • Astros' Yulieski Gurriel heading to Class AA Corpus Christi

    Houston Chronicle "Astros prospect Yulieski Gurriel is moving closer to Houston, at least geographically. The Cuban infielder who was signed to a five-year, $47.5 million contract last month will join Class AA Corpus Christi for the third part of his tuneup before making his big-league debut. Gurriel, 32, is..." August 08

  • Rangers regroup after blowing lead for 11-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With opportunities abounding at seemingly every turn, Ian Desmond and Rougned Odor picked an opportune time to cash in and supply the Texas Rangers one last thrust toward a decisive series win. Desmond and Odor produced RBI hits in the 11th inning and Texas rebounded from a..." August 07

  • Lucroy homers twice as Rangers edge Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- It seemed inevitable that the investment the Rangers made at the non-waiver trading deadline would pay huge dividends at some point. That all three cashed in on Saturday night proved beneficial. New catcher Jonathan Lucroy belted two home runs to support a relief corps that..." August 06

  • Astros fan Terann Hilow stunned by ‘crazy’ exposure since being spotted on camera

    Sportsnaut "A Texas model by the name of Terann Hilow was spotted on camera at a Houston Astros game this week, and she’s been getting flooded with social media followers ever since. She had no idea she’d become such an instant star." August 06

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