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  • Report: Some Astros players upset over Mark Appel promotion, bullpen "As was reported Saturday night, Mark Appel has been promoted to Double-A by the Astros. The 2013 number one overall pick in the June draft, it's not surprising that the 23-year-old Appel would get to Double-A just over a year since being selected. Given his pretty awful Class A numbers, though,..." July 28

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Rios’ six-team no-trade list, per @MDGonzales: #Yankees, #DBacks, #Rockies, #Royals, #Astros, #Athletics.

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    Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks

    Josh Zeid, who is on the DL with a left foot injury, says the next step will be an MRI on his left foot, likely tomorrow.

  • Marlins roll Astros for sixth win in seven games

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins entered Saturday's game at Minute Maid Park with a 16-2 record when scoring seven or more runs. They also were 4-9 when their starter completes exactly five innings. Both situations occurred. Not exactly an immovable object and unstoppable force scenario, but in this case offense..." July 27

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    Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks

    "I hope the day off helped me," Gonzalez said. He's going to test the hamstring in batting practice.

  • Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel set to be promoted to Double-A

    Hardball Talk "Astros prospect right-hander Mark Appel had his best start of the season on Thursday and now Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that he’s set to be promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi. When the Astros chose Appel first overall in last June’s First-Year Player Draft, many believed..." July 26

  • Marlins take down Astros for first set of back-to-back wins

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins' offense made the top halves of Friday's nine innings at Minute Maid Park torturous. Fortunately for them, Brad Hand made the bottom halves a treat. In spite of having just two runs to show for their 11 hits, the Marlins topped the Astros 2-0 thanks Hand's second victory in as many..." July 26

  • Teams are lining up to scout Cuban OF prospect Castillo in Miami "There's buzz around the game regarding a new Cuban prospect. Scouts from around MLB are flocking to Miami to watch free agent outfielder Rusnay Castillo, who has been said to be like "Brett Gardner with power." Castillo is said to be multi-talented, but his stock is likely up due to his..." July 25

  • The Astros are hesitant to trade Chad Qualls "With a week remaining prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Astros are expected to be relatively inactive, which would be a change from the previous four years in which they made a handful of deals to ship off veterans for young players. The Astros could be looking for some outfield help,..." July 25

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Can confirm union filed grievance against #Astros, as 1st reported by Murray Chass. Argues team tried to manipulate signings of Aiken, etc.

  • Carlos Correa won’t be ready for Arizona Fall League; team hopeful of spring training return

    Houston Chronicle "General manager Jeff Luhnow said injured shortstop Carlos Correa received a good report recently in his latest follow-up with doctors, but the Astros’ top prospect isn’t likely to be ready to participate in the Arizona Fall League. Correa underwent season-ending arthroscopic surgery late last..." July 24

  • Astros taking it slow with Fowler's recovery "Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler doesn't appear to be close to returning to action, and it's not a stretch to assume that he won't be available until after the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Fowler, who's been on the disabled list since June 27 with a right intercostal strain, still hasn't..." July 24

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Astros lineup. Marwin is in there

  • A's hold on to beat Astros 9-7

    CSN Bay Area "Yoenis Cespedes made like another home run crown was at stake Wednesday night, twice clearing the fence in the A’s 9-7 victory over the Houston Astros. His chance to make it an even bigger night was cut short when he suffered what appeared to be a right thumb injury during his fifth-inning..." July 24

  • Quadriceps injury shuts down Astros rookie slugger George Springer

    Hardball Talk "George Springer‘s fantastic rookie season is on hold thanks to a strained right quadriceps muscle that has sent the 24-year-old outfielder to the disabled list. Springer got off to a slow start following his mid-April call-up and his strikeout total leads the league, but he’s smacked 20 homers..." July 23

  • Chad Qualls hopes to remain an Astro as trade deadline approaches

    Houston Chronicle "Righthander Jose Veras knows what happened at the end of last season when the Astros lost 15 straight in a tailspin that punctuated the franchise’s drop. Veras had been long gone at that point, dealt midseason to the Detroit Tigers for minor league outfielder Danry Vasquez. The Astros signed..." July 23

  • Astros edge A's 3-2 in 12 innings

    Houston Chronicle "Happy birthday, ma. Gale Hoes, mother of Astros outfielder L.J., got her wish on Tuesday. Her son hit his first home run in more than two months, breaking a long stalemate with the A’s in a 3-2 win for the Astros that lasted 12 innings. “It’s a really good feeling,” said L.J., who had a..." July 23

  • Astros reluctant to trade young starters, listening on Qualls, Sipp "If anyone's looking for the Astros to make up for their well-documented misstep at the amateur signing deadline by making a big splash at the trade deadline, well, it's probably not happening. Veteran starter Scott Feldman's $30 million, three-year contract probably precludes him from being..." July 23

  • The Race to Succeed Bud Selig Isn't Much of a Race

    The Wall Street Journal "As Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig approaches the end of his final season on the job, the task of choosing his successor remains far from finished. But there is a growing sense of inevitability among baseball officials that the job will end up going to Selig's right-hand man. Rob..." July 23

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Jesus Guzman was scratched with back discomfort

  • Tyler Flowers powers White Sox past Astros

    Chicago Sun-Times "Paul Konerko was asked before the game Saturday about how different things would be for the White Sox if they hadn’t signed Jose Abreu last fall. Abreu was courted by many suitors, including the Astros, who were willing to invest tens of millions in a rookie who had never played pro..." July 20

  • White Sox 3, Astros 2

    Chicago Sun-Times "No Chicago White Sox were more maligned than catcher Tyler Flowers and the team’s bullpen in the early months of the season. So when they flipped the script Friday night, they could only hope it was the sign of better things to come. Flowers, who entered with a .218 batting average, drove in..." July 19

  • Brady Aiken's adviser rips Astros as team can't reach deal with picks "Deadline day did not work out for the Houston Astros, who failed to sign the No. 1 overall pick in the draft -- left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken -- who by all accounts is a fine young man as well as an extremely talented pitching prospect. They also failed to sign two more prized picks n..." July 19

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    Jim Callis @jimcallisMLB

    Baseball source: @Astros did not sign Aiken or Nix either. Houston gets No. 2 overall pick next year. @MLBDraft

  • Astros running out of time to sign No. 1 pick "When the current Collective Bargaining Agreement radically revamped the First-Year Player Draft rules, the action surrounding the annual signing deadline diminished considerably. Under the last Draft under the old CBA in 2011, when Major League Baseball dissuaded teams from announcing lavish..." July 18

  • Astros second-round pick A.J. Reed wins Golden Spikes Award "Astros second-round draft pick A.J. Reed won the Golden Spikes award, USA Baseball announced Thursday. The award is presently annually to the best amateur baseball player in the country and is voted on by over 200 panel members. Playing for the University of Kentucky this season, the..." July 17

  • Draft dispute is ugly, but Astros and Aiken both need to work it out "Brady Aiken, the No. 1 overall draft choice, and the Astros are in a high-stakes “game of chicken” in their negotiations, according to a person familiar with the talks, leading up to Friday's deadline to sign amateur players. Aiken, the prep lefty phenom, seeks to keep the $6.5-million original..." July 16

  • Jeter, Trout spark victory American League "The 2014 All-Star Game at Target Field was always going to be about Derek Jeter. Jeter has been the face of baseball for nearly two decades, winning five World Series titles and being named an All-Star 14 times in a career that is set to end with his retirement after the season. So it was..." July 16

  • Astros accused of manipulating draft and medical evaluation rules

    Houston Chronicle "Leave it to the Astros to land in a situation that can drown out the joy of an All-Star game. The Astros’ protracted negotiations with their first overall draft pick Brady Aiken on Tuesday drew a stern admonishment from the head of the major league baseball players union, who accused the club..." July 16

  • Selig, PA aim to end smokeless tobacco use "As the recent death of Tony Gwynn to salivary gland cancer continues to resonate in baseball circles, commissioner Bud Selig and Players Association executive director Tony Clark both want MLB to make strides toward reducing and ultimately eliminating the use of smokeless tobacco in the game. But..." July 15

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    AL All-Star lineup Jeter SS Trout LF Cano 2B Cabrera 1B Bautista RF Cruz DH Jones CF Donaldson 3B Perez C Hernandez P

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    NL All-Star lineup: McCutchen CF Puig RF Tulowitzki SS Goldschmidt 1B Stanton DH A. Ramirez 3B Utley 2B Lucroy C Gomez LF Wainwright P

  • Castro’s most productive at-bat in Astros win over Red Sox wasn’t a hit

    Houston Chronicle "Recalled to the majors for the third time this season, Astros lefthander Brett Oberholtzer didn’t bother taking a flight from Class AAA Oklahoma City. He packed his possessions into his silver 2011 Chevy Tahoe and hit the road even though he’s not guaranteed to remain on the Astros’..." July 13

  • Altuve sets MLB record for hits, stolen bases mark before break

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve went 2-for-2 with two doubles and two runs in Saturday’s win over the Red Sox. He leads the majors with 130 hits and 40 multi-hit games. He also leads the American League with 29 doubles. Altuve became just the third player to have 130 hits before the All-Star break since 2004,..." July 13

  • Christian Vazquez a big hit as Red Sox thump Astros

    Boston Herald "OK, so maybe it really is possible to sell off veteran players and start winning more consistently. Perhaps those things aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. To prove our thesis, we submit the Red Sox. Disheartened by losing seven of the first eight games on a just completed 10-game..." July 12

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    Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks

    Jason Castro is back in the lineup for the first time Sunday.

  • Mark Appel was a mess last night (and all year) at Single-A

    Hardball Talk "Astros prospect Mark Appel had seemingly gotten on track after a rough, injury plagued start to his second pro season, putting together a decent stretch of games at Single-A, but the No. 1 pick in the 2013 draft got knocked around in a big way last night. Appel failed to make it out of the..." July 11

  • Astros finally figure out Darvish, sweep Rangers into last place in AL West

    Houston Chronicle "It would have been a joke a year ago, the idea of the Astros sweeping the Rangers for the first time in a decade. Rangers ace Yu Darvish wouldn’t lose to the ‘Stros in the third game of the series, at home, after his team lost the first two. No chance he’d drop a game that would put the Astros..." July 10

  • Astros play long ball in win over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Tuesday’s 8-3 Astros win over the Rangers wasn’t smooth or particularly fine baseball, a condition neither of these teams should care about given their respective states. Jose Altuve collected a pair of hits, both hard, and notched two steals to bring his season total to 41, but he was also..." July 09

  • Astros end skid with offensive eruption against Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Astros owner Jim Crane sees what everyone else does in his ballclub: a bullpen that needs to be better. For a second straight start, starter Jarred Cosart was subpar Monday, but the major league’s worst bullpen held it together with the boss watching in a 12-7 win over the Rangers. The Astros’..." July 08

  • Angels hold back Astros in 6-1 win

    Orange County Register "The Angels can’t lose at Angel Stadium, or so it seems. Baseball’s hottest team secured its 10th consecutive home victory Sunday and a four-game sweep of the Houston Astros, 6-1, behind another dominant start from right-hander Garrett Richards and a few timely hits. “It was all about..." July 07

  • Elbow ligament issue for No. 1 pick Aiken delays signing by Astros "Left-hander Brady Aiken is said to have an issue with his elbow ligament, causing the Astros to lower their offer and delaying the deal between the Astros and the No. 1 pick that seemed about to happen almost two weeks ago, sources told The Astros are offering to do a deal for..." July 07

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    McHugh left today's game due to a right middle fingernail avulsion. Fingernail was pulled away from the skin.

  • Eight-run 7th inning propelled by Albert Pujols leads Angels to 11-5 victory over Astros

    L.A. Daily News "Friday it was Mike Trout who hit a game-winning home run for the Angels. Saturday it was Albert Pujols who began an offensive onslaught of epic proportions with a two-run home run during an eight-run seventh inning that gave the Angels the lead on their way to an 11-5 victory over the Houston..." July 06

  • Angels again hit bull's-eye against lefties in 7-6 win over Astros

    Los Angeles Times "Three left-handed pitchers in a row might have been an issue for the Angels last season. They were 18-26 against left-handers, and their .258 batting average against them was ninth in the American League in 2013. So far, 2014 is a different story. After going 1-1 against two left-handers on..." July 05

  • Matt Shoemaker gets back on track, helps Los Angeles Angels to victory against Astros

    L.A. Daily News "With 83 games under their belts, the Angels took a 47-36 record into their series-opener with the Houston Astros on Thursday night. They were 11 games over .500 and 3 1/2 games behind Oakland in the AL West. Not too shabby, manager Mike Scioscia said before first pitch. “Well, I think we’re..." July 04

  • Anthony Bass could be back soon

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros are in a bit of limbo with righty reliever Anthony Bass. Lefthander Kevin Chapman, the Astros’ only major league lefty reliever to start the season, was recalled Tuesday to provide extra support as a third southpaw in the ‘pen against a lefthanded-heavy Mariners lineup. The Astros..." July 02

  • Hits just keep on coming for Mariners in 13-2 trouncing in Houston

    Seattle Times "For five innings it was a baseball game. For five innings it was an interminably slow baseball game that was destined to be bogged down in situational pitching changes and other delays. But then the sixth inning happened. And it was no longer a game, but yet another blowout victory for the..." July 02

  • Astros place Dexter Fowler on disabled list "Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retrocative to June 27, amid a flurry of roster moves. Fowler has an intercostal (ribcage) strain. Also, the Astros designated pitcher Jerome Williams for assignment and optioned shortstop Jonathan Villar to..." July 01

  • Astros make sweeping roster changes, including calling up prospect Domingo Santana

    Hardball Talk "One day after making headlines for all the wrong reasons the Astros are adding a bunch of young talent to their roster, calling up prospects Domingo Santana, Enrique Hernandez, and Kevin Chapman. They also placed center fielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list with an intercostal strain, demoted..." July 01

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