Astros Rumors & News

  • Astros to activate Jake Marisnick on Monday

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros will activate outfielder Jake Marisnick from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Monday night's series opener against the Texas Rangers. Outfielder/second baseman Tony Kemp was informed after Sunday's game he will be optioned back to Class AAA Fresno. " April 30

  • Keuchel goes to 5-0 as Astros stop A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Left-hander Dallas Keuchel often sets the tone for the Houston rotation and the team, so when he scuffled last April, so too did the Astros. The opening month of this season was significantly better for both parties. Keuchel became the first pitcher in the majors to reach five..." April 30

  • Morton leads Astros past A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Barring catastrophic injury or an unforeseen turn of events, the Houston Astros' lineup depth will be a topic of conversation for most of this season, with performances like the one delivered Friday night illustrating precisely why. With right-hander Charlie Morton producing a..." April 29

  • Triggs helps A's beat Astros, end five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For the fourth time in five starts this season, Oakland Athletics right-hander Andrew Triggs pitched with an effectiveness that belied his relative inexperience as a starter. At this level of performance, expectations will continue to rise. Triggs rebounded splendidly from..." April 29

  • Lindor homer leads Indians past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In a dramatic conclusion to a three-game series, Francisco Lindor's two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night at Progressive Field. "Sometimes you need good players to step up," said..." April 27

  • Astros' Teoscar Hernandez takes brunt of 'nasty' collision with Jose Altuve

    Houston Chronicle "- A scary outfield collision in Tuesday's eighth inning left Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve with a sore left shoulder and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez with a bruised lower left leg that will probably land him on the disabled list. Despite exiting the game after the collision, Altuve..." April 26

  • Indians hold on for 7-6 win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Like a couple of heavyweight boxers, the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros threw haymakers at each other for nine innings Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Three times the Astros came back from three-run deficits to make it a one-run game, but the Indians managed to fight..." April 26

  • How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

    Yardbarker "There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who..." April 26

  • Keuchel shuts down Indians in Astros' win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Houston Astros are bruised and battered -- but winning a lot. Dallas Keuchel pitched his first complete game of the season, and Josh Reddick had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive..." April 25

  • How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

    Yardbarker "There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who..." April 25

  • Four-run sixth pushes Rays past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Houston Astros got two solo home runs early, but the Tampa Bay Rays answered with seven straight batters reaching base in a four-run sixth, pulling out a 6-3 win on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. It's the seventh come-from-behind win for the Rays (10-9), who..." April 22

  • Astros overcome three homers to beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After no home runs in his first 14 games with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran now has hit them on back-to-back days, helping his new team to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. "It was nice, especially after his off day," said..." April 21

  • Astros, Cardinals among teams interested in Cuban phenom Robert "The top prospect in Cuba is one step closer to fulfilling his big league dream. Outfielder Luis Robert, 19, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Thursday, according to a source. He will be eligible to sign with a big league club on May 20. Widely considered the second-best..." April 21

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Reddick finishes hit shy of cycle, Astros down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Josh Reddick finished a single shy of the cycle and scored three runs, Dallas Keuchel allowed one run in seven strong innings and the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. "It was huge," Reddick said. "Not just my day, but in general..." April 20

  • McCullers pitches Astros past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- What Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers managed on Thursday was par for the course for him at Minute Maid Park, and for the first four batters Chris Devenski faced out of the bullpen, the reliever delivered an effort reflective of his early-season brilliance. That was when..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Roger Clemens: I should've told PED accusers 'to go sh— in their hats'

    Sporting News "Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens calls baseball's investigation that identified him as a PED user as "nothing short of a 'Jerry Springer Show,'" and in hindsight he would've told off those involved with the Mitchell Report in no uncertain terms. Clemens' comments come in a wide-ranging..." April 20

  • Angels ride Pujols' 3-run blast by Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Home runs for Albert Pujols at Minute Maid Park are so routine that the shock is far greater when he doesn't deliver in the clutch against the Astros as opposed to when he does what he did in the fifth inning Tuesday night. Pujols blasted his 29th career home run at Minute Maid..." April 19

  • Roger Clemens goes hard after the Mitchell Report, makes strong accusations

    CBS Sports "Roger Clemens' pitching resume says he's one of the very best pitchers in history. We don't need to go back over all that, because no one could earnestly dispute that. He still hasn't gotten into the Hall of Fame after he votes, though, topping out at 54.1 percent this past year. We also all know..." April 19

  • Astros win fifth straight with shutout of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- After having capitalized on late-inning opportunities while winning four consecutive games on the road, the Houston Astros showcased on Monday night an impressive ability to strike early when their chances were few and far between. Alex Bregman tallied his third multi-hit game in..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Astros' Carlos Correa out of lineup vs. Angels with bruised right hand

    ESPN "Shortstop Carlos Correa will not be in the Houston Astros' lineup Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels because of a bruised right hand. Correa was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning Saturday night in Oakland and would not have played Sunday had that day's game not been rained out." April 17

  • Correa suffers hand contusion after getting hit by fastball

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros avoided potential disaster Saturday when X-rays on star shortstop Carlos Correa's right hand came back negative. Correa was diagnosed with a right hand contusion. He sustained the injury when he was hit by a 94 mph fastball from Oakland Athletics righthander Frankie Montas in the..." April 16

  • Astros-A's game postponed due to rain "Sunday scheduled game between the Astros and A's has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date has not been announced." April 16

  • Keuchel, Aoki lead Astros over A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. -- After going 20-8 and winning the American League's Cy Young Award in 2015, Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel had a nightmare encore. Keuchel went 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 2016, and his season ended in August because of left shoulder inflammation. This year,..." April 15

  • Astros ride late-inning explosion to outslug A's

    The Sports Xchange "OAKLAND, Calif. --- The Houston Astros could not get a hit off Sean Manaea for and the Oakland Athletics for six innings. They only needed three innings to produce a big day at the plate. After being held hitless in the first six innings, the Astros scored eight runs in the late..." April 15

  • Correa 'not shutting the door' on contract extension with Astros

    Houston Chronicle "Shortstop Carlos Correa said on Friday he wouldn't shut the door on a potential early multiyear contract extension with the Astros "if the price is right." Correa isn't eligible to become a free agent until after the 2021 season, but his contract status became a topic of conversation this week..." April 15

  • Altuve, Astros race past Mariners for comeback win

    The Sports Xchange "The Houston Astros' offense picked up where it left off a night earlier -- it just took a couple innings. Jose Altuve had three hits and scored three times, and Carlos Beltran drove in three runs as the Houston Astros shook off a shaky start to beat the Mariners 10-5 at Safeco Field in..." April 13

  • Carlos Correa Not Interested In Early-Career Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Carlos Correa “is never going to do an [early] multiyear contract,” agent Greg Genske tells Jon Heyman of Fan Rag. The 22-year-old, who has already established himself as a star, is instead content to go year to year for the time being. Indeed, a “friend” tells Heyman that Correa’s “mentality has..." April 13

  • Gattis' 3-run double lifts Astros over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "Runs have been a little hard to come by for the Houston Astros early this season. A big sixth inning on Tuesday might have gotten the offense going. "We did seem to swing the bat a lot better," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after his team beat the Mariners 7-5 at Safeco Field in Seattle...." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Paxton, Cruz fuel Mariners in rout of Astros

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- James Paxton has faced the Houston Astros on two occasions this season, and twice the Seattle Mariners left-hander stymied one of the league's top offenses. Paxton improved on his previous outing, tossing seven shutout innings and striking out eight as the Seattle Mariners opened..." April 10

  • Royals use six-run eighth to defeat Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Royals displayed supreme patience in riding out another sterling start by Astros ace left-hander Dallas Keuchel, and when the opportunity presented itself to face a different Houston pitcher, they were quick to capitalize. Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez clubbed back-to-back..." April 09

  • Astros walk past Royals in 12 innings

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given the extent of their offensive struggles during their season-opening homestand, the Houston Astros were in need of something unexpected to break out of their collective funk and salvage the finale of their lost weekend series. After Jake Marisnick, a defensive substitution in..." April 09

  • Gordon’s two-RBI double propels Royals to first win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- After a game full of knocks on Friday night against Houston, Kansas City's Alex Gordon opened the door, in the process allowing the Royals inside and into the win column for the first time in 2017. Gordon's two-run double in the eighth inning broke open a tight game and propelled..." April 08

  • Beltran ties Joe DiMaggio on all-time RBIs list "In his 20th year in the Majors -- and his second stint with the Astros -- Carlos Beltran is climbing the all-time charts and making a late-career push for Hall-of-Fame credentials. In Friday's 5-1 loss to the Royals, Beltran tied Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio for 49th on the all-time RBI list..." April 08

  • Astros' McHugh shut down for 6 weeks

    MLB Trade Rumors "Astros righty Collin McHugh has been shut down for six weeks with a posterior impingement of his right elbow, the team has announced. An MRI did not reveal problems with his ulnar collateral ligament. McHugh will avoid surgery and will be reevaluated after six weeks. McHugh had begun the season on..." April 08

  • Mariners beat Astros to avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There was little reason to believe the Seattle Mariners would continue at the ineffective clip they established during the first three games of the season with runners in scoring position. Eventually, someone in the lineup would deliver. Left fielder Jarrod Dyson slapped an RBI..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Springer's 13th-inning blast gives Astros 3rd straight win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- George Springer blasted a 3-2 pitch into the front row of the Crawford Boxes in the 13th inning for a three-run, walk-off homer, and the Houston Astros defeated the Seattle Mariners 5-3 on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. "I knew I had hit it OK, I was just glad it went over..." April 06

  • McCullers pitches Astros to win over Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While shaking another uneven performance in his final spring training outing last week, Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers exuded a confidence beyond his years, a belief that underscored his undeniable capability. Backed by two home runs, McCullers pitched the Houston..." April 05

  • Keuchel-led Astros shut out Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- There are many starts to go before left-hander Dallas Keuchel can erase the stain of his subpar 2016 season, a campaign that included a string of inconsistent performances before coming to an abrupt end via an injury. On Monday night, Keuchel took the first step on the path to..." April 04

  • Astros prospect Jonathan Arauz suspended 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine

    Hardball Talk "Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports that Astros shortstop prospect Jonathan Arauz has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for Methamphetamine. Arauz, 18, was acquired by the Astros from the Phillies in the Ken Giles trade in December 2015. Last season, with the Astros’..." April 04

  • The ball from Carlos Correa's Opening Day 449-foot home run has been located

    CBS Sports "On Monday night in Houston, Astros star shortstop Carlos Correa ritually abused a pitch from Mariners ace Felix Hernandez (HOU 3, SEA 0). Behold the color-television footage of note ... Yes, he hit the ball hard and also far. Speaking of “far,” you noted above that the ball crushed by Correa..." April 04

  • Astros assign Jon Singleton to Class AA Corpus Christi

    Houston Chronicle "Not only has first baseman Jon Singleton lost his spot on the Astros' 40-man roster, but the former top prospect won't even begin the season in Class AAA. The 25-year-old Singleton, who will make $2 million this season in the penultimate year of the controversial extension he signed in 2014,..." April 04

  • Alex Bregman to bat second in Astros' lineup

    Houston Chronicle "Alex Bregman will begin the regular season as the Astros' two-hole hitter, manager A.J. Hinch confirmed Wednesday. Though Bregman was long the favorite to bat second, the left-handed hitting Josh Reddick was also an option as a means of breaking up a right-handed heavy top of the lineup. Hinch..." March 29

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27