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Gattis says sore shoulder feeling better

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:22:25 EDT

Astros catcher Evan Gattis played catch at short distances as he tries to recuperate from a sore right shoulder that forced him to get an anti-inflammatory injection last week.



See what's new on MLB.TV and catch all the action

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:24:51 EDT

MLB.TV is back, and it's better than ever. Watch live out-of-market games -- including almost 300 Spring Training games and the World Baseball Classic (in U.S.) without blackouts -- on more than 400 devices.



McCann building rapport with Astros pitchers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 12:45:52 EDT

Brian McCann, acquired in a deal from the Yankees in November, said he will catch more this Spring Training than he usually does, to get up to speed on the Astros' pitching staff.



Spring has arrived: Get tickets, skeds, gear

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:02 EDT

Spring Training is here! Check out the latest ticket deals, gear up at the shop and get ready for the 2017 season with complete Astros coverage.



Gurriel begins full-time work at first base

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:05:18 EDT

At the Astros' first full-squad workout at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Saturday, Yulieski Gurriel was taking grounders at first base.



Javelinas, Mules remain unbeaten at Minute Maid

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:49:21 EDT

Texas A&M-Kingsville came into the 2017 Houston Winter Invitational as the only unbeaten team among six NCAA Division II baseball teams competing over three days at Minute Maid Park in the Houston Winter Invitational.



Beltran arrives, eyes October baseball with Astros

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:14:40 EDT

Pretty much everything has changed from the last time Carlos Beltran wore an Astros uniform. That was in 2004, when the Astros were in the National League, had a different color scheme and uniforms, still had spring camp in Kissimmee, Fla., and had different ownership.



McCullers happy to learn curve won't hurt elbow

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:43:32 EDT

The curveball has been Lance McCullers' bread and butter in his brief career. When it's on, it's a dangerous weapon to complement his 95-mph fastball. So much so that McCullers threw the curve on 41 percent of his pitches last year.



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.



Correa has wisdom teeth pulled, out few days

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:44:17 EDT

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa arrived at camp Friday afternoon -- the team's report date for position players -- but it will be a few days before fans get to see him on the practice field at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.



Keuchel throws 'free and easy' to McCann

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:02:20 EDT

Ace lefty Dallas Keuchel, who was away from the Astros on Thursday with an illness, threw in the bullpen Friday afternoon to new catcher Brian McCann, with manager A.J. Hinch watching. Keuchel missed the final month of last season with shoulder inflammation, but he has thrown off the mound six times, though this was the first time at camp.



Spring into fresh look for Astros' new year

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:25:21 EDT

Gear up for Spring Training with updated authentic caps, jerseys, socks and more, and wear what your favorite Astros are wearing.



Winter Invitational brings baseball back to Minute Maid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:49:29 EDT

After the first day of the 2017 Houston Winter Invitational, Central Missouri has already guaranteed itself a better showing than a year ago, when the Mules lost all three of their games at Minute Maid Park.



Giles getting his groove back with Astros

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:20:19 EDT

There's a noticeable difference in the way closer Ken Giles navigates his way around the clubhouse these days. Giles is clearly much more comfortable in his skin and his surroundings after a tumultuous first year in Houston in which his early-season struggles led to stress and self-doubt.



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.



Shoulder an issue for Keuchel throughout '16

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:39:52 EDT

Being a competitor, Dallas Keuchel couldn't allow himself to not take the ball every fifth day. He knew his shoulder wasn't feeling well at the start of last spring and -- coming off a season in which he won the American League Cy Young Award -- he also knew his team was counting on him.



Springer bests DeShields in friendly Super Bowl wager

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:31:05 EDT

Although he won't be in Arizona to see it, Astros outfielder George Springer is reveling in the fact that Delino DeShields, his close friend and former teammate, will have to wear a Tom Brady jersey at Rangers camp in Arizona this spring.



Arb hearing process intriguing for McHugh

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:26:14 EDT

Going through the arbitration process was an eye-opener for Astros pitcher Collin McHugh, who will make $3.85 million this year after winning a hearing before a three-person panel on Friday. McHugh said he had no hard feelings against the Astros, who offered to pay him $3.35 million.



Gattis dealing with soreness in right shoulder

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:52:38 EDT

Astros catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis received an anti-inflammatory injection into his right (throwing) shoulder on Wednesday and didn't catch in the bullpen as previously scheduled.



Astros to expand netting at Minute Maid Park

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:11:16 EDT

Astros president Reid Ryan said Wednesday the club will expand protective netting at Minute Maid Park to run the length of both dugouts, beginning with the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, March 3-5.



Astros report to new digs, lofty expectations

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:31:25 EDT

While portions of the Astros' new Spring Training facility remain under construction, the overwhelming sentiment as pitchers and catchers reported on Tuesday was that the team occupying the space is built to win. The new-look Astros will hit the field for the first workout on Wednesday.



Oswalt to return to Astros as a guest instructor

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:55:18 EDT

Former All-Star starting pitcher Roy Oswalt, who's second on the Astros' all-time wins list, will return to camp this spring as a guest instructor, manager A.J. Hinch said Tuesday. Hinch added Oswalt is expected to arrive "early in camp."



Bregman's UFC ties helped to boost offseason

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 16:47:36 EDT

His drive to be the best took Astros third baseman Alex Bregman through the hills of his hometown of Albuquerque, N.M., where he chased UFC fighter Holly Holm as part of his intense offseason training regimen.



Classic-bound Astros excited to represent

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 14:43:34 EDT

The Astros will have eight players representing six countries in the World Baseball Classic later this spring. Veteran reliever Luke Gregerson jumped at the chance to represent the U.S. He said he would have had to "been broken in half" to turn down the chance to play in the World Baseball Classic.



Watson broke through racial barriers

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:13:26 EDT

Bob Watson's baseball career was something that makes him extremely proud. He slugged 184 homers in his 19-year career, 14 of which were spent in the rainbow uniforms of the Astros. He was a two-time All-Star, and scored baseball's 1 millionth run along the way.



Penciling in 25-man roster a cinch for Hinch

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:00:43 EDT

Barring injuries or any other strange occurrences during the Astros' six-week stay in West Palm Beach, Fla., the team's 25-man roster appears pretty close to set.



Deep lineup key to Astros' perfect season

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:35:17 EDT

The Astros have youth, they have veteran leadership, they have depth and they're hungry.



Berkman conquered Tal's Hill with a smile

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:08:22 EDT

Berkman conquered Tal's Hill with a smile



Following rebuild, Astros primed for success

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 16:00:00 EDT

The Astros didn't get to the point they are at now by accident. They underwent a massive rebuilding effort that culminated with them losing 111 games in 2013 after trading away nearly all their veteran players in return for prospects.



Astros aren't shying away from lofty expectations

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:23:26 EDT

This is the season Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow envisioned almost from the moment he was hired six offseasons ago. Perfect team? Don't be silly. Very, very good? There's a chance.