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Astros agree with Rondon on 2-year deal

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:08:49 EDT

In a move to further bolster their bullpen, the World Series-champion Astros agreed to terms Friday on a contract with free-agent right-hander Hector Rondon, according to sources.



SHOP: Spend, save & free delivery by Dec. 23

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Finish your holiday shopping at the Astros Shop, where you can take 20 percent off orders over $40 and get free delivery by Dec. 23. Use the code SPRINT20 and save until Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT.



Series MVP Springer entering his prime

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:46:29 EDT

Astros outfielder George Springer started for the American League in the All-Star Game and was the Most Valuable Player of the World Series. Could the best still be yet to come for him?



Celebrate in style: Get Astros WS title gear

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 23:25:04 EDT

In honor of the Astros' first World Series championship in franchise history, gear up like a champ with official merchandise, including jerseys, T-shirts, hoodies, caps and more in the Astros Shop.



Houston Sports Awards recognizes Luhnow

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:06:35 EDT

After building the Astros into World Series champions, general manager Jeff Luhnow has been named the Houston Sports Awards' Executive of the Year.



Springer joins children's chorus for charity

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 17:27:43 EDT

Springer joins children's chorus for charity



Hinch will enjoy polished 'pen for repeat quest

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:23:44 EDT

As weeks go, the Astros haven't had a better once since, well, you know. This one wasn't quite as dramatic as that one. There were no bear hugs, no World Series trophy. Still, the Astros were thrilled to sign a pair of relievers to shore up the only area of their team that had them concerned.



Astros' Top 30 Prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:12 EDT

Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.



It's time for Astros superlatives

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:21:16 EDT

It's time for Astros superlatives



BBWAA to hand out hardware at annual dinner

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 16:02:50 EDT

Each January, the baseball world gathers the best of the best in midtown Manhattan for the annual New York BBWAA Awards Dinner, putting a bow on the 2017 season while getting pumped up for the start of Spring Training.



Smith officially joins Astros' bullpen

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:36:32 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch pulled double duty at Tony Sipp's wedding recently. While celebrating the nuptials of the left-handed reliever, he was also making a pitch of his own -- a sales pitch of sorts to then free-agent reliever Joe Smith, who officially joined the club Thursday.



New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:00:11 EDT

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.



Astros address biggest need at Meetings

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 18:56:01 EDT

The Astros addressed their biggest -- and perhaps only -- major need at the Winter Meetings when they signed free-agent right-hander Joe Smith to a two-year, $15 million deal on Thursday, adding a quality arm to their bullpen.



Astros add Gose as pitcher via Rule 5 Draft

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:57:56 EDT

Anthony Gose, who spent less than a day with the Astros in between a pair of trades in 2010, was selected by the club from the Rangers in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, which capped the Winter Meetings. Gose, a former Major League outfielder, was selected as a left-handed pitcher and will come to camp competing for a roster spot on the big-league club.



Springer gives Houston traffic updates

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:29:41 EDT

Springer gives Houston traffic updates



Hinch ready to look ahead, focus on repeat

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 21:34:47 EDT

It's been nearly seven weeks since the Astros polished off the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series to win their first championship, and manager A.J. Hinch is starting to get asked more questions about his team in 2018 than he is being asked to reflect on 2017. Hinch, of course, is happy to answer both, but knows at some point the team will have to put 2017 on the back burner.



Correa celebrates holiday with PR charity event

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 20:51:05 EDT

Carlos Correa and teammate Carlos Beltran were front and center this summer in helping their native Puerto Rico with recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria, and this week Correa will travel to his home island for the first time since helping the Astros win the World Series earlier this month to hold a benefit event for those in need.



Astros remain confident in Giles as closer

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 19:38:16 EDT

Ken Giles' woeful postseason performance -- he lost two games while allowing 10 runs and 12 hits in 7 2/3 innings -- forced Astros manager A.J. Hinch to keep him in mothballs for Game 5, 6 and 7 of the World Series, but the team says it remains committed to Giles as closer despite its search for bullpen help.



Hinch's success followed second chance

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 01:11:26 EDT

Six Major League teams changed managers this offseason, and five of the new hires will be first-time big league managers. A.J. Hinch, manager of the World Series-champion Astros, said he still benefits today from the experience he gained during his first foray into managing with Arizona in 2009.



Wade shares story of B.A.T.'s aid after Harvey

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 12:09:53 EDT

Created in 1986 by a group of former Major Leaguers, The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) was formed to confidentially help members of the baseball family in need of assistance. More than three decades later, the organization still helps members of the baseball family in need of medical, financial, psychological and other types of assistance.



Winter Meetings interview with A.J. Hinch

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:02:20 EDT

Winter Meetings interview with Astros manager A.J. Hinch.



Astros ink Federowicz, Ramsey to Minors pacts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:20:07 EDT

The Astros signed catcher Tim Fedorowicz and right-handed pitcher Matt Ramsey to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training, the team announced Monday.



Dias honored with Fishel Award

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:46:28 EDT

Astros vice president of communications Gene Dias was named the recipient of the 2017 Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence during Winter Meetings on Monday.



Details revealed from Upton/Verlander nuptials

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:47:27 EDT

Details revealed from Upton/Verlander nuptials



McCullers helps rescue dogs find new homes

Sat, 9 Dec 2017 16:38:21 EDT

Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and his wife, Kara, have helped facilitate the transport of about 150 dogs and cats to California in recent weeks to new homes and new lives.



Luhnow's move to Houston made '11 memorable

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:00:00 EDT

The news broke late on a Wednesday night at the 2011 Winter Meetings in Dallas. Jeff Luhnow, a 45-year-old executive with the Cardinals, was set to become the first general manager hired by the Astros' new ownership group led by Jim Crane.



Altuve: SI honor is 'a dream come true'

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:32:48 EDT

For one special night, Brooklyn was #HoustonStrong. Jose Altuve, the Astros' All-Star second baseman and the winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, was honored along with J.J. Watt of the NFL's Texans as Sports Illustrated's 2017 Sportspersons of the Year, accepting the award Tuesday night at a star-studded event at Barclays Center.



New DVDs capture all aspects of Astros' run

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 22:35:59 EDT

Fans can relive each moment from Houston's postseason with the release of the official documentary and an eight-disc complete game set on Blu-ray and DVD.



Altuve, Watt named SI Sportspersons of Year

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:36:32 EDT

Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt were named the 2017 SI Sportspersons of the Year by Sports Illustrated. The announcement was made late Monday on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."



Keuchel in boot due to minor foot sprain

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 14:06:10 EDT

Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been wearing a protective walking boot as a precautionary measure on his left foot for the past few weeks after suffering a minor foot sprain, the team confirmed Sunday. The injury shouldn't be a problem for Keuchel's offseason workout regimen.



Astros help 'Mattress Mack' hand out refunds

Sun, 3 Dec 2017 23:38:19 EDT

Jim McIngvale, the well-known Houston businessman and philanthropist, ran a promotion during the regular season in which customers who bought more than $3,000 in mattresses would get a refund if the Astros won the World Series.



MLB Pipeline's Top 50 Draft prospects for 2018

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:08:54 EDT

For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.



Correa, fiancée surprise kids at fishing clinic

Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:44:06 EDT

Growing up in on the island of Puerto Rico, Carlos Correa said fishing was basically a family tradition. His grandparents fished and passed the craft to his father, who showed a young Correa how to fish as well. It led to countless memories.



Hinch enjoying title, optimistic for more success

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:57:30 EDT

Friday marks one month since the Astros beat the Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series to win their first championship. The weeks that followed have been a whirlwind for the players, who have been making appearances on talk shows, doing charity work and taking the trophy all over the country.



Fan's Christmas lights honor World Series title

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 17:35:02 EDT

Fan's Christmas lights honor World Series title



Beltran named SI's Hope Award recipient

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 17:50:38 EDT

Former Astros outfielder Carlos Beltran will be honored with Sports Illustrated's Hope Award as part of SI's Sportsperson of the Year Awards ceremony on Dec. 5 at the Barclays Center in New York. For the first time, the ceremony will be nationally televised, airing on NBCSN at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 8, and Univision Deportes Network at 8 p.m. ET on Dec. 9.



Inbox: Where does Peacock fit in for 2018?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:50:45 EDT

At this time last year, the Astros were well on their way to building a roster that would eventually help them win the World Series. With baseball's Winter Meetings two weeks away, is the team looking for more upgrades for the 2018 season?



Astros receive record postseason shares

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:08:13 EDT

Almost a month after winning the World Series, the Astros are still feeling the riches -- literally. Major League Baseball revealed Monday that the Astros will receive a $30,420,155.57 share of the players' pool for winning the World Series, with each full share valued at a record $438,901.57.