Astros Rumors & News

  • Astros beat Yankees again, ease recent road woes

    Houston Chronicle "They’re scoring without the home run and they’re winning on the road. We may now direct attention away from recent deficiencies to the most understated excellence of the Astros in the second half: the starting pitching. The day-in, day-out effectiveness of the Astros’ low-velocity, outs-pumping..." August 27

  • Behind Dallas Keuchel, Astros demolish Yankees 15-1

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros wanted offense and they wanted trade-deadline prize Carlos Gomez in full form, a pair of explosive forces that combusted on a night of runs and controversy Tuesday in a 15-1 WIN over the Yankees. Gomez, a self-proclaimed little cat, at last turned into a tiger at Yankee Stadium. The..." August 26

  • Benches clear as Astros' Carlos Gomez tells Joe Girardi, Yankees to 'shut up'

    ESPN New York "During the Houston Astros' 15-1 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday, Carlos Gomez told Joe Girardi and the Yankees' dugout to "shut up," causing the benches to clear in the sixth inning. Gomez's three-run home run later in the game probably didn't help matters, either. With Houston..." August 26

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    Brian McTaggart ⚾️ @brianmctaggart

    Hinch said Springer will travel to Minnesota with club and take BP on Friday there. Appears he could begin rehab during weekend.

  • Nathan Eovaldi pitches gem as Carlos Beltran’s walk-off sac fly lifts Yankees over Astros, 1-0

    New York Daily News "With the NEWS that CC Sabathia was put on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his surgically-repaired right knee and the possibility that the leader of their pitching staff could be lost for the season, the Yankees needed a lift. Nathan Eovaldi delivered. The righthander fired eight..." August 25

  • Castro’s walk-off solo shot in the 10th secures the sweep with a 3-2 Astros victory

    Houston Chronicle "Jason Castro could sense the feeling long before he drilled his walk-off home run in the 10th inning Sunday afternoon. Marwin Gonzalez shared the same mindset before his clutch hit in the ninth, and Jose Altuve was just waiting to see which Astro would deliver the decisive blow. Club Astro is..." August 24

  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros discuss contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "If Dallas Keuchel can follow in the footsteps of the game’s premier southpaw just along the dotted line alone, Astros fans could have reason to be thrilled for a long time. Clayton Kershaw signed a two-year, $19 million deal with the Dodgers in the 2011-12 offseason, which bought out his first..." August 24

  • George Springer to take batting practice at Yankee Stadium

    Houston Chronicle "Astros manager A.J. Hinch says George Springer will likely take batting practice Monday or Tuesday during the upcoming series against the Yankees at Yankees Stadium. “It’s very encouraging,” Hinch said. “That’s when it starts to feel real that he’s becoming more and more of an active player,..." August 24

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    Houston Astros @astros

    #Astros 3B Jed Lowrie left today's game due to a right thumb contusion.

  • Astros recall Lance McCullers for Sunday finale against the Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw

    Hardball Talk "Astros right-hander Lance McCullers was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi on August 3 after failing to make it out of the first inning in a disastrous start against the Rangers. Houston’s braintrust wanted the 21-year-old to take a breather and come back ready to assist in the club’s final push..." August 23

  • Astros get to Greinke early, Kazmir shuts down Dodgers’ bats in Houston win

    Houston Chronicle "Dodgers ace Zack Greinke has been even better than Sonny Gray or Justin Verlander or Madison Bumgarner or Chris Archer, if ERA is your statistic of choice (1.58). Maybe batting average against (.193) is more your cup of tea. Greinke came into Saturday’s evening start leading the majors in both..." August 23

  • MLB won't take issue with Mike Fiers' glove during no-hitter

    CBS Sports "Friday night. Astros right-hander Mike Fiers no-hit the Dodgers in his first career complete game (HOU 3, LAD 0). He threw 134 pitches in the historic performance. At some point during the game, television cameras caught Fiers with what appears to be a foreign substance on the inside of his..." August 23

  • Dodgers unconcerned about Mike Fiers’ alleged pine tar use

    Larry Brown Sports "The Los Angeles Dodgers are unconcerned about allegations that Mike Fiers may have had pine tar in his glove during his no-hitter on Friday night. Players like Carl Crawford and manager Don Mattingly downplayed photos that surfaced showing a shiny substance in the Astros pitcher’s glove. “I..." August 23

  • Mike Fiers records no-hitter in first win with Astros

    Houston Chronicle "Astros righthander Mike Fiers added another brilliant chapter to what already has been a surprisingly magical season Friday with a brilliant no-hitter at Minute Maid Park. Fiers fired a 90-mph fastball past the Dodgers’ Justin Turner, hunched down and then jumped up and tossed his glove in the..." August 22

  • Near-perfect Archer fires 1-hitter, Rays blank Astros

    Tampa Bay Times "Chris Archer's Thursday night on the Minute Maid Park mound didn't begin well, a four-pitch walk to leadoff man Jose Altuve that flashed back to the struggles in his previous outing. But Archer's night couldn't have ended better, celebrating his complete-game one-hitter in the Rays' 1-0..." August 21

  • Carlos Correa delivers walkoff RBI single as Astros top Rays in 13 innings

    Houston Chronicle "The greatest young talent at Minute Maid Park and maybe anywhere homered in the first inning. Four-plus hours later, he ended a budding marathon with a single through the right side, the second straight walk-off for the Astros against the Rays and the first of Carlos Correa’s career, 62 games..." August 20

  • Lance McCullers to rejoin Astros’ rotation Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Lance McCullers arm-saving hiatus is to end this weekend, when he’s reinserted into the Astros rotation Sunday in a match-up with the big kahuna, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw. Mike Fiers pitches opposite Houston resident Brett Anderson, and Scott Kazmir squares off with Zack Greinke in the first..." August 20

  • Marwin Gonzalez delivers walk-off homer as Astros even series with Rays

    Houston Chronicle "Marwin Gonzalez doesn’t have a position. He has several. Need somebody to give Carlos Correa a breather at short, call on Marwin. Need somebody at second to give Jose Altuve a break, Marwin’s your man. When Astros manager A.J. Hinch found a hole at first, he plugged it with Gonzalez, who also..." August 19

  • Rays’ offense ignites against Astros, Kazmir in 9-2 victory

    Tampa Tribune "Tim Beckham put on a show during batting practice Monday afternoon, driving towering blasts off the short left field wall at Minute Maid Park and clearing the train tracks that sit atop the structure on at least one swing. Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash asked him to try hitting a few line..." August 18

  • Jose Altuve’s walk-off single puts Astros over Tigers 6-5

    Houston Chronicle "Home was supposed to heal. When Jose Altuve suggests Carlos Correa join the Texans because of his tackling skills behind second base, it’s a sign the Astros are recovered and well. Tigers center fielder Anthony Gose was shaded too far to right field at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, and Alex..." August 17

  • Astros' Correa: 'If the Texans offered me something, I would like to try out'

    The Score "Carlos knows football? After being tackled by Carlos Correa following a walk-off single to beat the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve thinks their star rookie may have to take up another sport. "I think if the Texans see that, they (are) going to put..." August 17

  • George Springer to hit soon, but wrist strengthening will take time

    Houston Chronicle "George Springer’s wrist strengthening process isn’t going to be finished in a matter of days. The Astros outfielder is not expected to have to leave the team for a rehab assignment before this homestand is over, manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday morning. Coming back from a fractured right wrist,..." August 16

  • Verlander delivers masterpiece, Tigers prevail in 11

    Detroit News "Back on May 21, the Astros' Preston Tucker hit a tying, ninth-inning home run off then Tigers closer Joakim Soria. Flash ahead to Saturday. Tucker hit another tying home run in the ninth inning, this one 421 feet off a 100 mph fastball from new Tigers closer Bruce Rondon. Neither blast by..." August 16

  • When do you trade a former top prospect?

    SB Nation "If you bet on Jackie Bradley as the player who would post the highest number of total bases in a game this season, come on down! Nobody? Yeah, not really a surprise. Although Bradley, a former top-50 prospect in baseball, really flashed his full potential against the Seattle Mariners on Saturday..." August 16

  • Keuchel extends his home winning streak to 12 as Astros take down Tigers 5-1

    Houston Chronicle "Dallas Keuchel can’t figure out why the Astros struggle so badly on the road. Until they find an answer for that serious problem, however, the ace lefthander and his teammates know they must continue to dominate at home. Fortunately for the Astros, nobody has been a better bet than Keuchel..." August 15

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    Jim Salisbury @JSalisburyCSN

    Hearing credible buzz tonight about Astros being in Utley chase. Could get time 1B, DH. 6 teams apparently in: Cubs, SF, NYY, 2 LA

  • Red Sox head list of Top 10 Minor League systems "The consensus pick to win the American League East, the Red Sox instead have posted the worst record in the circuit and are headed toward their third last-place finish in the past four years. Boston fans can take solace in the facts that the one exception, 2013, produced a World Series title and..." August 15

  • For Astros ace Dallas Keuchel, off days, extra rest not preferable

    Houston Chronicle "Dallas Keuchel is back to his college days, as manager A.J. Hinch put it, pitching every Friday. That’s six days of rest for the Astros’ lefthanded ace heading into the series opener with the Tigers at Minute Maid Park, and if you ask him, it’s too much. The Astros and Hinch have been forced to..." August 14

  • Behind strong start from Scott Feldman, Astros shut out Giants to end road trip

    Houston Chronicle "For once on this road swing, the Astros didn’t have to talk about how close they were to coming through. The starting pitching was sturdy as the hitters turned to mush on a trip that mercifully ended Wednesday with a 2-0 win over the Giants, sending the Astros back to Minute Maid Park with a..." August 13

  • Between demoted starters, Astros more likely to call up Lance McCullers before Vince Velasquez

    Houston Chronicle "Of the two young arms the Astros are protecting and insulating in the minor leagues, Lance McCullers may be more likely to return from Class AA Corpus Christi before Vince Velasquez. “(McCullers is) continuing to throw a couple bullpens, he’s been with Corpus, he’ll throw another bullpen this..." August 12

  • Belt, Bumgarner power Giants over Astros

    CSN Bay Area "Madison Bumgarner doesn’t always like the big strikeout nights. Double-digit strikeouts can lead to a high pitch count, and above all Bumgarner prides himself on getting deep into games. On Tuesday, he managed to have the best of both worlds. Bumgarner whiffed 12 Astros, including seven..." August 12

  • Home teams win all 15 games for first time in MLB history "The Mariners' walk-off victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night capped an unprecedented slate in Major League Baseball. For the first time in the league's history, all 15 home teams won on the same day. Prior to Tuesday, the closest the home teams have ever come was 12 wins more than a century..." August 12

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    Houston Astros @astros

    Today's #Astros lineup at SF. Scott Feldman gets the ball at 2:45 pm CT. #Whiff

  • A’s blow lead, then Valencia’s hit caps comeback against Astros

    San Francisco Chronicle "This was going to be another screed about Oakland’s porous bullpen, which tried mightily to undo another terrific game by an A’s starter. Instead, the A’s mixed moxie and luck in the bottom of the ninth Sunday at the Coliseum, tying the game on Josh Reddick’s two-out, bases-loaded squibber that..." August 10

  • Valencia, Chavez lift A's to win over Astros

    CSN Bay Area "Jesse Chavez hadn’t logged a work day this long in quite some time. It had to make for a satisfying afternoon for the A’s right-hander as Oakland notched a 2-1 victory over the Houston Astros. They’ve taken two of the first three from the American League West leaders and will try to capture the..." August 09

  • Gray goes distance, A's beat Keuchel, Astros

    CSN Bay Area "Watching Sonny Gray rise to the occasion in a marquee game is a familiar sight. On Friday, A’s fans also saw what newcomer Danny Valencia brings to the table. With Gray outdueling Astros ace Dallas Keuchel in his third complete game of the season, Valencia had his fingerprints on every other..." August 08

  • Astros acquire P Oliver Perez from Diamondbacks

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros didn’t go long without a second lefthanded reliever. The non-waiver trade deadline has passed but deals can still be made with players who are placed on waivers and the Astros struck one such deal Friday night, agreeing to acquire veteran lefty Oliver Perez from the Diamondbacks in..." August 08

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Tucker says swelling coming down. Thinks he'll take some swings today.

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Jose Veras was released from Class AAA Fresno on July 30, but your attention was probably elsewhere.

  • Jed Lowrie redeems himself to send the Astros over the Athletics in the 10th, 5-4

    Houston Chronicle "There were more than 800 dogs at Coliseum on Thursday night, most with more bite than the Astros offense outside of Carlos Correa, who demolished a go-ahead home run with two out in the eighth inning, the latest eye-opener from an unreal talent who’s becoming a shoe-in for Rookie of the..." August 07

  • Rangers survive Astros to move above .500

    Lone Star Ball "The butt-puckering continues... Before tonight, Scott Kazmir had allowed three runs against the Rangers over 21 innings spanning three starts as a member of the A's. Kazmir was the July pitcher of the month in the American League and hadn't allowed a run as a member of the Astros in 14 2/3..." August 06

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    MLBRosterMoves @MLBRosterMoves

    .@Astros recall RHP Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A Fresno, designate RHP Dan Straily for assignment.

  • Astros rookie Preston Tucker dealing with right triceps contusion after beanball Tuesday

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie outfielder Preston Tucker exited with a right triceps contusion in the eighth inning Tuesday night. He suffered the injury when Rangers starter Yovani Gallardo hit him with a pitch to lead off the second inning. “It was weird,” he said. “I got hit and it just went numb. It felt like my..." August 05

  • Rangers' embattled bullpen takes a stand in win over Astros

    Dallas Morning News "The Rangers’ embattled bullpen took a stand on Tuesday. A group that began play with the highest bullpen ERA in the majors at 4.71 worked four scoreless innings under difficult circumstances. The relievers got 12 outs while protecting a one-run lead to close out a 4-3 win over Houston at..." August 05

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    Brian McTaggart ⚾️ @brianmctaggart

    Astros roster move: Straily will start tomorrow and McCullers optioned for short stay. Might not even pitch Fiers starts Sunday in OAK

  • Beltre hits for third career cycle as Rangers win wild one against Astros

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The Texas Rangers have a tendency of scoring plenty of runs when right-hander Colby Lewis starts a game, and they took that to an extreme Monday night to kick off an all-important series. Especially Adrian Beltre, who had hit for the cycle by the fifth inning. And it’s a good thing,..." August 04

  • Collin McHugh turns in solid start as Astros stay hot at home, take series from Diamondbacks

    Houston Chronicle "It was a routine Sunday at Minute Maid Park. Collin McHugh had a solid outing. Evan Gattis hit a 385-foot home run. Carlos Correa made a play worthy of a 20-year veteran. Carlos Gomez felt sexy. So what else is new? All four, and a few more along with them, played critical roles in a 4-1 win..." August 03

  • Conger, Correa hit two homers apiece as Astros rout Diamondbacks 9-2

    Houston Chronicle "Hank Conger’s teammates started teasing him in the Astros’ dugout immediately after rookie phenom Carlos Correa drilled a two-run home run to right field Saturday night. It’s not easy to overshadow a guy who hit two home runs, including the first grand slam of his career, as Conger did Saturday..." August 02

  • Rewind: Diamondbacks power way to series-opening win against Astros

    Arizona Republic "C Welington Castillo and 3B Jake Lamb hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 10th inning, helping the Diamondbacks top the Houston Astros 6-4 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive win. Castillo’s homer was his fourth in his past three games and his ninth since joining the..." August 01

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Industry waiting on #Padres. They're talking with Astros. They're talking with Yankees. They have 3-team scenarios going. Tick tock.