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Be the change: Morton adding pitch to repertoire

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:59:12 EDT

Spring Training, particularly for veteran pitchers like Charlie Morton, is a time to experiment with pitches. Morton, at 34 years old, is looking to add a changeup to his diverse repertoire.

Sipp's struggles may cost him Astros roster spot

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:33:32 EDT

It was expected for much of Spring Training that left-hander Tony Sipp would earn the final spot in manager A.J. Hinch's bullpen. Granted, if he does make the Astros' Opening Day roster, he would be the lone southpaw reliever.

Altuve agrees to 5-year extension with Astros

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:16:04 EDT

Astros superstar Jose Altuve is close to signing a five-year extension worth $150 million that begins in 2020, has learned. The club has not confirmed the report.

Altuve's extension cause for celebration

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:57:29 EDT

Jose Altuve is that player that comes along once every generation or so, that player who helps define an entire sport with his greatness and desire, professionalism and humility, decency and everyman quality. That's why the Houston Astros did what they did on Friday in announcing a five-year, $151-million extension for the reigning American League Most Valuable Player.

McCullers feeling 'really good' this spring

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 22:46:14 EDT

Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. seemed to feed off the hometown Tampa crowd Friday with yet another solid spring outing, going 4 1/3 shutout innings vs. the Yankees and only allowing one hit and a walk while striking out five.

Smith, LaForce balance career schedules

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:55:53 EDT

There's Justin Verlander and his wife, Kate Upton. Carlos Correa and his fiancee, Daniella Rodriguez. There's Lance McCullers Jr. and his wife, Kara. And now the Astros have to make room for another power couple.

Tucker relishes playing near Tampa home

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 23:25:08 EDT

Nothing seems to rattle Astros rising star Kyle Tucker -- not even his homecoming party Friday night against the Yankees.

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 MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.

'Vintage' Keuchel keeps rolling in start vs. Nats

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 18:03:04 EDT

By nearly every indication, Dallas Keuchel is prepared for the 2018 regular season to begin. Thursday's Spring Training victory over the Nationals was just the latest sign the left-hander is ready.

Gurriel set for light baseball activities

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:23:03 EDT

Still on track to return to the Astros in mid-April, first baseman Yuli Gurriel is beginning to partake in infield drills as he recovers from a left hand injury.

Tucker among top prospect performers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:59:01 EDT

Jack Flaherty looked to be in midseason form as he cruised through a dominant start in the Cardinals 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Thursday afternoon. Flaherty fired five innings of one-run ball, giving up just three hits while striking out eight.

'18 Player Preview: Dominate your fantasy draft

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 17:17:41 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.

The Rocket takes 'First Shot' at Rockets game

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 22:26:00 EDT

The Rocket takes 'First Shot' at Rockets game

Rodgers, Gustave on track in return from TJ

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:52:29 EDT

Astros right-handed relievers Brady Rodgers and Jandel Gustave are both making progress as they work their way back from Tommy John surgery. Rodgers, who had his operation a month earlier than his bullpen mate, naturally, is slightly ahead in his recovery.

Baseball world mourns legendary coach Garrido

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:47:40 EDT

The baseball world lost a coaching legend on Thursday. Augie Garrido, a five-time College World Series champion with Cal State Fullerton and Texas, died early Thursday morning at age 79.

Cole happy with outing opposite Syndergaard

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 18:05:30 EDT

As is typical with early Grapefruit League contests, the first couple of innings featured frontline starters. Then clubs trotted out an assortment of prospects whose numbers generally started with at least a 5, but more than likely a 6, 7 or 8. Well, it's not late February anymore, and Houston newcomer Gerrit Cole is glad to be getting in the work.

Hinch likes what he sees as season nears

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:27:01 EDT

Astros manager A.J. Hinch likes what he has seen from his entire squad so far in Spring Training. He also likes to see a good pitching matchup, regardless of when it occurs. And most of all, he likes winning.

Astros celebrate championship at White House

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:55:33 EDT

Calling their World Series win over the Dodgers "a victory for the ages," President Donald Trump praised the Astros for being champions on and off the field while welcoming them to the White House on Monday.

Correa misses WH trip amid P.R. relief effort

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 17:24:40 EDT

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was not in attendance for Houston's trip to the White House in celebration of its 2017 World Series championship on Monday. Instead, he was helping gather supplies to aid the hurricane relief effort in Puerto Rico.

Davis among top prospect performers

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:08:22 EDT

Astros third baseman J.D. Davis was among top prospect performers on Tuesday.

Revisiting Astros' projected Opening Day roster

Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:20:22 EDT

We took a shot at predicting the Astros' 25-man roster a little more than a month ago and are happy to report we've nailed it. Well, truth be told, it wasn't that hard.

Dauer thankful to be alive, back in Astros camp

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 16:15:50 EDT

Proclaiming he's healthier now than he was before he nearly died in a harrowing episode in the days following Houston's World Series championship, former Astros first-base coach Rich Dauer certainly hasn't lost any of his sense of humor.

McCullers' big fear after Yo's HR? The GIF

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 20:20:42 EDT

McCullers' big fear after Yo's HR? The GIF

Keuchel continues Astros' run of dominant starts

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 17:22:20 EDT

The Astros' starting pitching has been terrific this spring. One day after Justin Verlander struck out eight of the first 11 batters he faced en route to a dominant five-inning start, Dallas Keuchel retired the first 11 batters he faced in Saturday's 2-2 tie against the Nationals at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, including five strikeouts.

Correa: 'I don't want to retire' without MVP

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 15:35:27 EDT

Carlos Correa's list of accomplishments is extraordinary, especially for someone who will play most of the upcoming season at 23 years old. He's already won a Rookie of the Year Award, started the All-Star Game and hoisted a World Series trophy.

Verlander struts his stuff with 8 K's vs. Cards

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 21:15:37 EDT

Veteran reliever Hector Rondon, who's appeared in only one Grapefruit League game this spring, threw in the bullpen on Friday afternoon with pitching coach Brent Strom watching closely.

Paulino among top prospect performers

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:52:42 EDT

David Paulino was among top prospect performers on Saturday.

Sipp will be key piece as Astros shape 'pen

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 23:20:36 EDT

The Astros are still banking on an effective Tony Sipp to be in their bullpen at the beginning of the season, which means rediscovering his split-fingered fastball and maintaining an effective fastball-slider combination.

Keuchel on repeat bid: 'We're not the Cubs'

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 10:31:39 EDT

The Astros witnessed the Cubs win their first championship in 108 years in 2016 before being knocked out of the 2017 postseason in the National League Championship Series. After taking home its first title in franchise history in '17, Houston is looking to evade a similar fate.

Gurriel injury creates competition for first base

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 21:23:08 EDT

The 2018 Opening Day roster for the Astros looked fairly certain at the beginning of Spring Training. But now that first baseman Yuli Gurriel will be out until mid-April due to hand surgery, Houston has a battle for playing time at first base and an extra slot on the bench while Gurriel recovers.

Martes shows improvement, comfort in 3rd start

Thu, 8 Mar 2018 16:43:07 EDT

Through two innings in Thursday's 6-4 win over the Braves at Champion Stadium, Astros right-hander Francis Martes was cruising. He had faced the minimum, including back-to-back strikeouts of Nick Markakis and Ronald Acuna to end the second inning.

Astros return Rule 5 Draft pick Gose to Rangers

Fri, 9 Mar 2018 14:23:44 EDT

The Rangers are getting Rule 5 Draft pick pitcher/outfielder Anthony Gose back from the Astros. He has been outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock and will be in camp on Monday as a non-roster player.