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Is 2017 the year Altuve wins MVP?

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:37:21 EDT

Can lefty Dallas Keuchel find his Cy Young touch? Can Jose Altuve break through and win a Most Valuable Player Award? Maybe manager A.J. Hinch wins the AL Manager of the Year after finishing second in 2015.

Bregman to bat second in Astros' lineup

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:21:19 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch is still weighing his Opening Day lineup for Monday's game against the Mariners, but he said Wednesday third baseman Alex Bregman will begin the season batting in the No. 2 hole behind outfielder George Springer and ahead of second baseman Jose Altuve.

Astros unveil dramatic center-field makeover

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 21:59:28 EDT

The Astros will begin the 2017 season as legitimate contenders to win the American League West division, and Minute Maid Park has undergone another dramatic transformation, with a rebuilt center field section offering a more comfortable, spacious area and improved food and drink options for fans.

MLB.TV is counting down to Opening Day

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:24:51 EDT

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Fisher among top prospect performers

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:37:37 EDT

Trevor Williams saved his best for last. Needing a strong performance to help him win a spot in the Pirates' rotation, the club's No. 18 prospect spun a gem in his final Grapefruit League appearance.

Fiers K's 5, Fisher homers vs. Marlins

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:03:56 EDT

Dan Straily held his former team to five hits and one run in six innings to lead the Marlins to a 5-5 tie against the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. It was the final Grapefruit League game for the Astros, who were headed to Houston on Wednesday night.

McHugh to throw simulated game Saturday

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:07:05 EDT

While the rest of his teammates were set to depart for Houston following Wednesday's Grapefruit League finale against the Marlins, Astros right-hander Collin McHugh will stay back a few more days and pitch a simulated game Saturday.

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's Prospect Watch.

McCann homers to back Keuchel in win

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:32:05 EDT

Brian McCann connected on a two-run homer and Jose Altuve collected an RBI double on Tuesday as the Astros defeated the Marlins, 7-3, at Roger Dean Stadium. Giancarlo Stanton belted a home run for Miami.

Keuchel ready for Houston's 'bright lights'

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 17:19:04 EDT

In his final tuneup before starting for the Astros on Opening Day, Dallas Keuchel weaved his way through 4 2/3 innings in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium.

Davis among top prospect performers

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:54:34 EDT

Mets' No. 5 prospect Robert Gsellman, who is likely to earn a spot in the Mets' rotation, put together another strong start as he continues to impress in Spring Training. Matt Adams tagged Gsellman for a three-run homer, but otherwise the right-hander was lights out.

Correa plays catch with his dog -- Groot

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:45:52 EDT

Carlos Correa plays catch with his dog

Inbox: Can Astros live up to the hype?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 14:39:04 EDT

You have questions about the Astros, and we have answers. Opening Day is almost here, and the Astros' roster is all but set. Still, there are plenty of hot button topics in the days leading up to the start of the regular season, so let's take a few moments to answer some questions you posed on Twitter.

McCullers to follow Keuchel in rotation

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:32:09 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced his rotation to start the year on Tuesday, revealing right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. would start the second game of the season on April 4 against the Mariners in Houston, with righty Charlie Morton for the third game on April 5.

Fantasy Player Preview: Dominate your draft

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:34 EDT

From baseball's brightest stars to the next great fantasy steal lurking on the Astros' depth chart, everything you need to know is one click away.

Hall of Fame tour 'overwhelming' for Bagwell

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:14:27 EDT

Jeff Bagwell tried on Lou Gehrig's first baseman's mitt and swung Babe Ruth's bat. He held the baseball Ted Williams hit off the light tower in Detroit and heard of its 44-year journey to the Hall of Fame.

Fans will get 15 Seconds of Fame at ballpark

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:28 EDT

Brett and Chad Joshpe can still see the baseball coming down from the heavens one sublime day at Shea Stadium, closer and closer toward the brothers' seats down the right-field line. If only they had a way back then to preserve their precious moment, like Major League Baseball fans of all 30 clubs are about to enjoy starting Opening Day for the first time in broadcast history.

Astros option Tucker to Minor League camp

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 13:28:20 EDT

After getting a pair of at-bats in his first Grapefruit League game of the season on Monday night, Astros outfielder Preston Tucker was optioned to Minor League camp on Tuesday. The move leaves Houston with 33 players in camp, though the 25-man roster is all but set.

Eyeing pennant, Astros could make additions

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:00:00 EDT

The Astros figure to be in the market for a starting pitcher all season after their winter quest to land another starter, notably Jose Quintana of the White Sox, was fruitless because of their unwillingness to give up top prospects.

McHugh shakes off rust, Bregman doubles

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 21:51:00 EDT

Carlos Martinez allowed three hits and two runs in five innings, and Kolten Wong tripled and scored in the second inning to lead the Cardinals past the Astros, 3-2, on Monday night at Ballpark at the Palm Beaches.

McHugh pleased with stuff in spring debut

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:00:14 EDT

The first and last Grapefruit League appearance of the season for Astros right-hander Collin McHugh was a mixed bag. McHugh, who's behind as Spring Training winds down because of arm fatigue suffered earlier in camp, threw 47 pitches in 1 2/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Monday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Sipp returns, feels he'll be sharp by opener

Mon, 27 Mar 2017 22:22:49 EDT

Left-hander Tony Sipp, who has been sidelined for a few days with back stiffness, threw 28 pitches in relief in the Astros' 3-2 loss to the Cardinals on Monday night at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Musgrove solid after receiving good news

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:59:18 EDT

Astros pitcher Joe Musgrove was told by manager A.J. Hinch several days ago he had made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career. Hinch instructed Musgrove to keep it quiet in the clubhouse, and the young right-hander passed the test.

Astros go yard twice, while Musgrove sharp

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:14:09 EDT

Marwin Gonzalez and Jake Marisnick, Houston's No. 8 and 9 batters in the lineup, homered in successive innings to power the Astros past the Nationals, 5-1, Sunday afternoon at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Hoyt, Gustave vying for final roster spot

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:40:26 EDT

It's down to relievers James Hoyt and Jandel Gustave for the last spot on the Astros' Opening Day roster after manager A.J. Hinch said on Sunday he told starting pitcher Joe Musgrove he had made the team.

Reddick gets his wish to face lefties

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:23:35 EDT

Astros outfielder Josh Reddick recently told manager A.J. Hinch he would like to get more at-bats against left-handed pitching in the final few days of camp, which is why he was in the lineup against Nationals left-handed starter Gio Gonzalez on Sunday.

Todd Kalas honors famous father with home run call

Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:20:59 EDT

Todd Kalas honors famous father with home run call

Altuve drives in run as McCullers struggles

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:02:43 EDT

Tanner Roark, making his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic, held the Astros to one run and three hits and struck out five batters in 5 1/3 innings to lead the Nationals to a 4-1 win Saturday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Correa, Beltran back after playing for Puerto Rico

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:12:50 EDT

Carlos Beltran shaved his blond beard, but Carlos Correa's bleach blond hair was still atop his head when he rejoined the Astros on Saturday morning. Both spent much of March playing in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico, which lost to the United States in Wednesday's championship game.

Astros send four to Minor League camp

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 13:26:44 EDT

On Saturday, the Astros reassigned pitchers Tyson Perez and Jordan Jankowski and outfielders Jon Kemmer and Alejandro Garcia to Minor League camp. The Astros also gave lefty C.J. Riefenhauser his unconditional release.

Astros tab Keuchel for 3rd straight OD start

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:18:40 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced Friday that lefty Dallas Keuchel will make his third consecutive Opening Day start on April 3 against Seattle.

Bregman proud to play for USA despite few ABs

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:17:56 EDT

While saying he had no regrets about agreeing to play for the United States in the World Baseball Classic, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman admitted he felt a little misled about how much he would play for Team USA, which beat Puerto Rico for the championship on Wednesday.

Fisher steals three and Morton blanks Mets

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:50:13 EDT

Derek Fisher stole three bases and scored the Astros' first run off Noah Syndergaard on Friday, leading Houston to a 2-0 win over the Mets at First Data Field.

Gregerson, lucky eagle return to Astros

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:47:53 EDT

The ceramic eagle that became the de facto mascot of the United States team that won the World Baseball Classic -- and had one if its wings clipped in the dogpile celebration Wednesday night -- was displayed proudly in the Astros' clubhouse at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Friday morning.

Photos: It's back to Spring Training for Team USA

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:49:06 EDT

Photos: It's back to Spring Training for Team USA

Davis not worrying about who's ahead of him

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:30:37 EDT

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman could be on the verge of becoming a star. Colin Moran has had a terrific spring camp at the plate and figures to start at third base at Triple-A Fresno to begin the season. J.D. Davis, ranked as Houston's No. 13 prospect by, doesn't need to be reminded of any of this.

Correa, Beltran among All-Classic Team standouts

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 08:43:14 EDT

Following a thrilling World Baseball Classic that culminated in the United States winning its first title thanks to Wednesday's 8-0 win over Puerto Rico, World Baseball Classic, Inc. (WBCI) announced the All-World Baseball Classic Team.

Springer, Gurriel power Astros; Keuchel sound

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:20:26 EDT

George Springer and Yulieski Gurriel blasted first-inning homers, and Dallas Keuchel allowed two runs and five hits in five innings to lead the Astros to an 8-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Davis among top prospect performers

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 21:39:08 EDT

Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.

Astros 'appreciate greatness' in Ryan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:58:25 EDT

When Nolan Ryan talks, you listen. That's why Astros manager A.J. Hinch had the Hall of Fame pitcher and Astros executive advisor address a group of starting pitchers Wednesday morning, where the message was about preparation.

Gurriel, Fisher HRs back Fiers vs. Miami

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:16:15 EDT

Solo home runs from Yulieski Gurriel and Derek Fisher propelled the Astros to a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.

This fan in a Nolan Ryan jersey sat next to Ryan

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:47:36 EDT

This fan in a Nolan Ryan jersey sat next to Ryan

Roster moves a signal of depth for Astros

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:56:06 EDT

Infielders Tyler White and Colin Moran, first baseman AJ Reed and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez -- all of whom made their Major League debuts last year -- were optioned to Minor League camp Tuesday in the Astros' latest round of roster cuts.

Correa crushes HR, sparks PR to WBC '17 final

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 03:02:59 EDT

Carlos Correa showed again on Monday night why he is one of the brightest young stars in baseball, and it only took him two innings at Dodger Stadium.