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Astros claim lefty reliever Boshers from Twins

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:47:40 EDT

The Astros claimed left-hander Buddy Boshers off waivers from the Twins on Monday.



Justice: Correa leads class of young shortstops

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:52:52 EDT

If we're really lucky, we'll be debating the greatness of this era of young shortstops for the next decade. Sometimes, we just get lucky that way. Besides, what else are baseball fans supposed to feel when they channel surf through a baseball evening and catch glimpses of the Astros' Carlos Correa, the Indians' Francisco Lindor and the Dodgers' Corey Seager?



J.D.'s potential uncovered during Astros tenure

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:24:18 EDT

Presumably, J.D. Martinez will be playing baseball somewhere this year. Even if he ends up signing for fewer years than he desires, Martinez undoubtedly will be among the top earners of his current free-agent class.



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.



Altuve gets World Series bat made of crystal

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:30:53 EDT

Altuve gets World Series bat made of crystal



'A perfect night': Astros' Gala extra special

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 02:00:59 EDT

With a chill in the air and a pep in their step, the World Series-champion Houston Astros gathered for one more offseason soiree on the field at Minute Maid Park Friday night, while raising funds for their neighbors down the road.



Catch a glimpse of Springer's wedding

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:39:30 EDT

Catch a glimpse of Springer's wedding



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.



Reid Ryan shares WS trophy with hometown

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:45:30 EDT

The emotions still pour out of Astros president Reid Ryan. That's what winning a World Series championship will do. That's what returning to the small town where you grew up and sharing the Commissioner's Trophy with those who watched you grow up will do.



Cole eager to learn, contribute with Astros

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 03:39:48 EDT

The reigning World Series champions introduced their newest addition Wednesday, as longtime Pirates ace Gerrit Cole donned an Astros uniform for the first time in an introductory press conference.



Whitley looks to stay on track after stellar '17

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:50:53 EDT

The hard-throwing Forrest Whitley, the No. 2-ranked right-handed pitching prospect by MLB Pipeline (behind Shohei Ohtani of the Angels), reached Double-A at age 19 last year, striking out 26 batters in 14 2/3 innings in four games (two starts) with the Corpus Christi Hooks. That put an exclamation point on a terrific first full season in pro ball and set up Whitley to reach the big leagues in 2019.



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 announce 2018 Minor League staffs

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:13:16 EDT

The Houston Astros announced today their minor league coordinators, managers and coaches for the 2018 season.



Astros TV reporter Morales talks Hawaii scare

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:11:48 EDT

Julia Morales and her family had been in Hawaii for only one day when they were thrust into the middle of 38 minutes of state-wide chaos.



Record crowd rocks Astros' FanFest

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:54:11 EDT

It was only a few years ago, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve sat at a table during the team's annual FanFest and greeted a handful of fans who strolled past him looking for autographs. That's a stark contrast to the scene Saturday at Minute Maid Park.



Cole key as Astros aim for Series repeat

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:51:40 EDT

The Astros probably could not be better positioned to win a second straight World Series than right now. In its simplest terms, that's what the trade for Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole on Saturday means.



Musgrove wrote a heartfelt note to Houston

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:41:10 EDT

Musgrove wrote a heartfelt note to Houston



World champs add Cole to formidable rotation

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 10:06:24 EDT

Less than a week after owner Jim Crane said the Astros were pursuing a high-end starter, the defending World Series champions traded for hard-throwing right-hander Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. The Astros will send pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, infielder Colin Moran and Minor League outfielder Jason Martin to the Pirates.



New teammates excited about Cole trade

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 20:01:48 EDT

New teammates excited about Cole trade



McCullers looks to renew changeup in spring

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 18:07:53 EDT

All-Star pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. said Saturday during the Astros' annual FanFest at Minute Maid Park that getting his changeup back to form will be one of his goals when Spring Training starts next month.



UCLA didn't hesitate to highlight Gerrit Cole's experience at Minute Maid Park

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:57:28 EDT

Gerrit Cole pitched at Minute Maid Park with UCLA



Gurriel 'learned a lot' from sensitivity training

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:27:43 EDT

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel said Saturday he completed the sensitivity training that was required by Major League Baseball after making an offensive gesture directed toward Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish in the World Series.



Astros mum on remaining arb-eligible trio

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 17:58:40 EDT

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow wouldn't divulge Saturday if the team planned to go to hearings with their three remaining arbitration-eligible players: World Series Most Valuable Player George Springer, closer Ken Giles and starter Collin McHugh.



A world champion, McCann looking for more

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:56:52 EDT

Astros catcher Brian McCann, appearing on MLB Network on Friday from Orlando, Fla., where he's playing in the Diamond Resorts Invitational PGA Tour champions challenge event, spoke about the ongoing satisfaction from winning a championship, how baseball has changed and what he needs to do better in 2018.



'Never stopped celebrating,' Hinch set for spring

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:23:07 EDT

The Astros, who beat the Dodgers in seven games in the World Series last year, have made the most of their place as the best team in baseball, and they are sharing it with fans again this week during the team's annual Caravan, which made several stops around Houston, as well as other parts of Texas.



Astros avoid arbitration with Keuchel, 4 others

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:58:30 EDT

The Astros agreed to terms with five arbitration-eligible players on Friday, including All-Star starting pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. The club also announced deals for 2018 with catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitcher Brad Peacock.



Astros' title a gift to hospital patients

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 21:53:52 EDT

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman, infielder Tyler White and catcher Max Stassi spent an hour visiting with transplant patients, including fan Ed Kascak, who recently underwent his second liver transplant, at Methodist Hospital on Thursday.



Beltran among Munson Awards honorees

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:43 EDT

A tandem of standout switch-hitters from Puerto Rico are set to be honored at the 38th annual Thurman Munson Awards dinner, where Carlos Beltran and Jorge Posada will be presented with the prestigious 'Thurman Legend' award.



Bregman ready for run at Astros repeat

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:25:37 EDT

Winning a World Series in his first full season in the Major Leagues won't be as challenging as trying to repeat, something no team has done in nearly 20 years. That's why Astros third baseman Alex Bregman has been grinding in the gym this offseason in preparation for Spring Training, which begins in a month.



Inbox: Prospects who could be All-Stars

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:20:03 EDT

Jonathan Mayo discusses which prospects outside of the top 20 could become All-Star, players poised to break out, the Reds' farm system and Twins hurler Fernando Romero.



Rodgers optimistic about rehab progress

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:58:05 EDT

Astros pitcher Brady Rodgers has progressed to throwing long toss in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and hopes to be back into game action by midseason, he said. Rodgers, who had the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow repaired last May 2, leaves for Florida on Monday to continue his rehab.



'From R to Star': Rockets' Green honors Astros

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:33:34 EDT

'From R to Star': Rockets' Green honors Astros



Orbit throws chicken sandwiches at Astros fans

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:33:18 EDT

Orbit throws chicken sandwiches at Astros fans