Astros Rumors & News

  • Brady Aiken enrolls at Florida sports academy

    Houston Chronicle "Pitcher Brady Aiken, the Astros’ No. 1 pick in last year’s draft, has enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., to help prepare for the 2015 draft. A lefthander from Cathedral Catholic H.S. in San Diego, Aiken didn’t sign with the Astros last year because of issues with his ulnar collateral..." February 26

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Hinch says Villar might play some second and third base to help him in utility competition.

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    Robert Murray @RobertMurrayDR

    Source: Former #Astros and #Rockies RHP Jared Wells is scheduled to workout for two different teams in as many weeks.

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    Brian McTaggart ⚾️ @brianmctaggart

    Astros have signed right-handed pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training.

  • Tough times behind him, Gattis grateful for MLB career "Evan Gattis talks about his life struggles candidly, which is clearly a signal they're behind him and that he is more eager about what the future holds. The future now lies with the Astros, who traded for the former Braves slugger last month with hopes he'd post career numbers at Minute Maid..." February 04

  • Jeff Bagwell will join Astros this spring as guest instructor

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Astros great Jeff Bagwell, who is the franchise leader in home runs, has accepted new manager A.J. Hinch's invitation to serve as a guest instructor in spring training, according to the Houston Chronicle. Bagwell officially accepted the invite when he spoke with president Reid Ryan on..." January 27

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    astros are among teams looking at free-agent starter kevin correia. houston seeks back-end SP.

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    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Astros discussed Kyle Kendrick as back-end starter option before failed pursuit of Vogelsong. Not sure if they'll revisit.

  • Ryan Vogelsong “really wasn’t comfortable with what was going on” with Astros before returning to Giants

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros’ word of the day is “comfortable.” A pitcher who nearly signed with the Astros gave head-scratching answers Friday when asked why he went back to his old team instead of coming to Houston, where he visited for a physical and meetings with the staff this week. Ryan Vogelsong, a..." January 25

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Marwin Gonzalez settles at $1.0625M with astros

  • Astros willing to sacrifice strikeouts for run production

    Houston Chronicle "It’ll be breezy at Minute Maid Park. The strikeouts are coming. Colby Rasmus’ signing on Tuesday added a productive but whiff-heavy bat to a lineup already stocked with big swings and — misses. “We probably will have a few strikeouts because of the types of players that we have, but the..." January 21

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Sources: #Rangers emerging as clear favorite to acquire Carlos Corporan, who was DFA by #Astros today.

  • Colby Rasmus, Astros getting close to a deal

    Houston Chronicle "A day after trading away one center fielder, the Astros are close to deal with another. Colby Rasmus was in Houston and close to finalizing a deal with the Astros, a person familiar with the talks told the Chronicle. FOX Sports reported the deal would be worth more than $4 million when finished..." January 20

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Free agent pitcher Ryan Vogelsong is n Houston.He told FOX26 Sports he's not ready to comment at this point on his situation with the Astros

  • Astros reportedly land Colby Rasmus, finalizing deal with Ryan Vogelsong

    Sporting News "The Astros continued their busy offseason Tuesday by closing in on deals with two free agents, outfielder Colby Rasmus and right-handed starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. Houston signed Rasmus, the best remaining outfielder in free agency, to a one-year deal, according to FOX Sports. "I've..." January 20

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Source said the Vogelsong deal would be for one year, if it gets done. That’s what you’d expect too — it’s that time of year, Scherzer aside

  • 37d
    Jerry Crasnick @jcrasnick

    #Astros and Ryan Vogelsong are hopeful for a deal and working through some final steps, says a BB source.

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: #Astros talking to Rasmus. Reports earlier today said he was in Houston.

  • 38d
    Houston Astros @astros

    #Astros officially acquire IF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily from the Cubs in exchange for OF Dexter Fowler.

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    Bruce Levine @MLBBruceLevine

    Breaking news -Cubs close to completing trade for Houston CF Dexter Fowler .

  • Cubs get Dexter Fowler from Astros

    ESPN Chicago "The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily. The Cubs announced the move on Monday. Fowler, 28, hit .276 with eight homers and 35 RBIs last year in his only season with the Astros, who acquired..." January 19

  • Astros in “serious discussions” with Ryan Vogelsong

    Hardball Talk "After acquiring Evan Gattis from the Braves last week and swapping Dexter Fowler to the Cubs today for Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily, the Astros might have another move up their sleeve soon. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are in “serious discussions” with free agent..." January 19

  • Astros interested in Ryan Vogelsong

    Hardball Talk "Potentially adding to what has already been a busy offseason, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros are targeting free agent starter Ryan Vogelsong. Earlier in the offseason Vogelsong made it clear that he wanted to re-sign with the Giants, but San Francisco hasn’t..." January 18

  • Luhnow: Astros will be winning club in 2015 "Are the Astros poised to have their first winning season in nearly a decade? General manager Jeff Luhnow thinks so. Appearing on MLB Network's High Heat on Friday afternoon, Luhnow told host Chris "Mad Dog" Russo that he believes the days of losing records in Houston are over: "The Astros,..." January 18

  • Two players get 50-game suspensions from MLB

    Sporting News "Minor league outfielder Terrell Joyce and major league reliever Kameron Loe have both been suspended 50 games for positive drug tests, ​MLB announced on Thursday. Both players are currently free agents. Their suspensions would begin if and when they sign with new teams." January 16

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Astros already have discussed Castro/Corporan and Fowler in trades. Marisnick or Springer could play center, with Gattis mostly in LF.

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    Houston Astros @astros

    The Astros have agreed to terms with Chris Carter and Carlos Corporan on one-year contracts for the 2015 season.

  • Braves trade Gattis to Astros for 3 prospects "The Houston Astros have acquired slugger Evan Gattis in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The rebuilding Braves received three minor league prospects -- right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman -- in the trade, which also sent right-handed minor..." January 15

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    David O'Brien @DOBrienAJC

    #Braves have traded Evan Gattis to the #Astros for trio of prospects, I'm told by source.

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Astros have brought #Braves catcher Evan Gattis into Houston for a physical today. They are one of 3 teams aggressively pursuing him.

  • Seven Astros file for salary arbitration before deadline

    Houston Chronicle "As expected, Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Hank Conger, Carlos Corporan, Dexter Fowler, Tony Sipp and Marwin Gonzalez filed for salary arbitration by Tuesday’s deadline." January 14

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Astros are planning to have 7 dates to honor Craig Biggio throughout the season, in honor of his number and reaching the HOF.

  • Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio make Hall of Fame "Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday. The three pitchers were voted in on their first time on the ballot, while Biggio was selected in his third year. Johnson received 97.3 percent..." January 06

  • The average major league salary is up to $3.8 million

    Hardball Talk "The best things in life are free. But you can keep them for the birds and bees: Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in..." December 24

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    Matt Eddy @MattEddyBA

    #Astros sign Dan Johnson and #Padres sign Brett Wallace to minor league deals, taking a couple big 1B bats off board

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    #Astros Gregorio Petit cleared waivers and was outrighted to AAA.

  • MLB, umpires reach agreement on new contract

    Sporting News "Major League Baseball and its umpires will maintain labor peace for the next few seasons. The sides agreed to a five-year collective bargaining agreement late Friday, The Associated Press reported. The current agreement was set to expire Dec. 31. The umpires and team owners will hold..." December 21

  • MLB releases statement on Cuban relations

    Sporting News "President Barack Obama's desire to restore relations with Cuba could have a significant impact on Major League Baseball. Obama said Wednesday he wants the U.S. to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba because isolating the communist Caribbean country has not worked. "Neither the American..." December 17

  • Astros sign Lowrie to 3-year deal "After two years in Oakland, veteran shortstop Jed Lowrie is returning to the Astros. Lowrie, who spent the 2012 season in Houston before being traded to the A's, has signed a three-year contract to play shortstop for the Astros with an option for '18. He will make $23 million over three the..." December 16

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    Chris Cotillo @ChrisCotillo

    Heard Dan Johnson is signing a minor league deal with the #Astros.

  • Astros and Nix, a top draftee whose deal was canceled, reach settlement "The Astros and unsigned draftee Jacob Nix have quietly and confidentially come to a monetary settlement over the team's decision to nix an agreed-upon $1.5-million deal that was negotiated but never signed, following last June's first-year player draft. By all accounts, Nix and the Astros had..." December 15

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source confirms: Lowrie agrees to 3-yr, $23M deal with #Astros with 4th-yr option that could push total value to $28M. @EvanDrelich 1st.

  • Astros meet with Boras about Drew, not Scherzer

    Houston Chronicle "Super agent Scott Boras has met with the Astros, he said Wednesday at the winter meetings. A person familiar with the conversation said the talk was focused on relief pitching and shortstop Stephen Drew, but not top starting pitcher Max Scherzer. “We’ve had meetings and talked and we have..." December 12

  • Astros lose three players in Rule 5 draft, trade their pick to Orioles

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros were hit hard in the Rule 5 draft on Thursday, losing three players in the major league phase of the draft. With the third pick in the draft, the Rangers took Delino DeShields Jr., a toolsy outfielder who’s reached Class AA. With the sixth pick, the Red Sox took righty Jandel..." December 11

  • MLB sees record $9 billion in revenues for 2014 "With 2014 soon coming to a close, Bud Selig and Major League Baseball can look back and say, “It was a very good year.” The league will see approx. $9 billion in gross revenues for the 2014 calendar year, a new record. Adjustments are still be calculated that could push the league slightly over..." December 10

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The Houston #Astros, who tried to sign Andrew Miller and David Robertson, now closing in on Pat Neshek after Gregerson"s $18.5 million deal

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    After missing out on Robertson and Miller, #Astros still intend to acquire multiple relievers. Exploring trades as well as free agents.

  • Astros pursuing shortstop Jed Lowrie

    The Score "The Houston Astros continue to make headlines this offseason, and the latest hot stove rumor is linking them to free-agent shortstop Jed Lowrie. Sources tell Brian McTaggart of that the Astros are pursuing a reunion with the 30-year-old infielder in an effort to shore up a position..." December 08

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    The Astros continue to pursue closer David Robertson. Could be his most lucrative offer comes from Houston.

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Astros were high bidder for miller, in range of $40M for 4 yrs

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