Astros Rumors & News

  • Astros' McCann lands on concussion DL

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros placed catcher Brian McCann on the seven-day concussion disabled list Sunday and recalled Juan Centeno from Class AAA Fresno." May 21

  • Astros' Dallas Keuchel lands on disabled list

    Houston Chronicle "Astros ace Dallas Keuchel will be placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck. The team expects Keuchel, who was scheduled to start Monday, to miss only one turn in the rotation. His DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday." May 20

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Report: Angels sign Doug Fister

    Hardball Talk "SB Nation’s Chris Cotillo reports that the Angels have signed pitcher Doug Fister to a major league contract, pending a physical. Fister, 33, remained unsigned through the offseason and the first one and a half months of the regular season. He spent last year with the Astros, finishing with a..." May 18

  • Astros intrigued by Pirates' Cole, Watson

    Fox Sports "The Astros, with a victory on Wednesday, would improve to 29-12 and match the Cubs’ start after 41 games last season. And club officials want the team to be stronger still. The Astros remain interested in adding a starting pitcher and also are likely to pursue a left-handed reliever before..." May 17

  • Gurriel, Astros slam Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marlins Park is located in a Miami neighborhood known as "Little Havana," which must have made Yuli Gurriel feel right at home. Gurriel, a native Cuban, hit his first career grand slam, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night at Marlins..." May 16

  • Alex Bregman tried to change jersey number for a night in honor of Derek Jeter

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman grew up idolizing Derek Jeter, which is why the 23-year-old was thrilled his team was the visitor on Sunday when the New York Yankees retired Jeter’s number. And if Bregman could have changed jersey numbers as his own tribute to Jeter, he would..." May 15

  • Astros-Yankees postponed to Sunday doubleheader

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- As their teams prepared for Friday's game, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch and New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi sensed their teams would not be playing Saturday. Their hunches were right since roughly eight hours before the scheduled first pitch, Saturday's game was rained..." May 14

  • Astros-Yankees game postponed due to rain

    New York Daily News "Derek Jeter Night may become an all-day affair. Weather forecasts predict on onslaught of rain Saturday in New York City, starting as early as 5 a.m. and continuing until Sunday morning. That means the Yankees’ 1:05 p.m. Saturday matinee against the Astros will almost certainly be..." May 13

  • McCullers, McCann propel Astros past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Standing in one corner of the Houston Astros' clubhouse with a WBO championship boxing belt draped over his right shoulder, Lance McCullers Jr. deferred all the credit to catcher Brian McCann. Sitting on a chair on the opposite side of the clubhouse, McCann appreciated the..." May 12

  • Astros’ Chris Devenski is simply ‘the hottest pitcher on the planet’

    Fox Sports "They’re all special, every single one of them, even the worst of the 750 players in the major leagues. Which is why it is so startling to hear the Astros talk about right-hander Chris Devenski – a reliever, for heaven’s sake – with something approaching awe. “Stud,” Astros catcher Brian McCann..." May 12

  • Carlos Correa: Dallas Keuchel has been ‘even better’ than Cy Young year

    Larry Brown Sports "Those who were worried that Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel may not return to form after his down year in 2016 can relax now. Keuchel pitched six innings and allowed just five hits and no earned runs in a win over the New York Yankees Thursday night. He’s now 6-0 on the season with a 1.69..." May 12

  • Keuchel earns sixth win as Astros down Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Dallas Keuchel made plenty of good pitches Thursday night, but the most significant throw for the Houston Astros belonged to left fielder Jake Marisnick. Keuchel pitched six strong innings and remained unbeaten when Marisnick threw out Jacoby Ellsbury at the plate for the final..." May 11

  • Get ready for a summer bidding war if Yankees, Astros remain AL contenders

    New York Daily News "The Astros show up in the Bronx on Thursday night as the team to beat in the American League. OK, they were my preseason pick to win the World Series this year, so I'm biased, and who knew you'd be able to make an argument for the Yankees here in early May, but it's hard to argue against the..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Early home runs lead Astros past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Having cornered the market on five-run deficits and comeback victories, the Houston Astros built a five-run lead as a change of pace Tuesday night. Right-hander Charlie Morton, the beneficiary of a five-run first inning, carried a shutout into the sixth, and Houston belted three..." May 10

  • Correa gets key hit in Astros' win over Braves

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For a brief spell early last month, Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa didn't resemble the MVP candidate some predicted he would become in this, his third season in the majors. Those concerns were unfounded. Correa stroked a two-out, two-run double in the fifth inning to..." May 10

  • Angels defeat Astros in walk-off fashion

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Star outfielder Mike Trout was unavailable Saturday night, so the Los Angeles Angels made do with pitching, defense and a well-placed single. Starter JC Ramirez and three relievers worked around the Houston Astros lineup all evening to get to the ninth when Andrelton..." May 07

  • Homers help Astros in 5-3 win over Angels

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Houston Astros are well ahead of their colleagues in the American League West, leading the Los Angeles Angels by 5 1/2 games after their 5-3 win on Sunday at Angel Stadium. But the Astros to a man promise they will not get ahead of themselves and start thinking a 21-11..." May 07

  • Astros answer Angels' rally in 10-inning win

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If ever there was a time to pack up the Rally Monkey and beat the traffic, this seemed to be it. Down 6-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth inning, the Los Angeles Angels faced not only a four-run deficit, but they faced the hottest pitcher in the majors in Houston Astros..." May 06

  • Correa, Gonzalez help Astros rout Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Right fielder Josh Reddick revealed on Wednesday afternoon a Houston Astros-themed championship belt that would be bestowed upon the player of the game pending a victory. The first recipient of the hardware was an easy pick. Shortstop Carlos Correa went 4-for-5, including a solo..." May 04

  • Gallo's homer helps Rangers hold off Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- With the wind wreaking havoc on batted balls to center and left field, Texas Rangers third baseman Joe Gallo did what any perceptive power hitter would do given the circumstances and conditions: He went deep to right-center. Gallo crushed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to..." May 04

  • Gonzalez grand slam lifts Astros over Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- While Astros left fielder Marwin Gonzalez struck a decisive blow with his first career grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning, it was his tenacious at-bat that yielded a solo homer in the fifth that was most emblematic of the Astros' steely resolve to make the most of every..." May 03

  • Brady Rodgers Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Astros prospect Brady Rodgers underwent Tommy John surgery this morning, the club announced. The right-handed pitching prospect will be out until sometime next season as he rehabs. Now 26, Rodgers earned a spot on the Houston 40-man in advance of the 2015 Rule 5 draft. Unfortunately, it’s..." May 03

  • Astros' five-run inning buries Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Given how thoroughly the Texas Rangers dominated their Lone Star State rivals recently, it seemed inevitable that emotions would boil over and spill out of the dugouts on Monday night. All it took to light the fuse was one tweet and one errant pitch. After bulletin-board material..." May 02

  • Astros to activate Jake Marisnick on Monday

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros will activate outfielder Jake Marisnick from the seven-day concussion disabled list before Monday night's series opener against the Texas Rangers. Outfielder/second baseman Tony Kemp was informed after Sunday's game he will be optioned back to Class AAA Fresno. " April 30

  • Keuchel goes to 5-0 as Astros stop A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Left-hander Dallas Keuchel often sets the tone for the Houston rotation and the team, so when he scuffled last April, so too did the Astros. The opening month of this season was significantly better for both parties. Keuchel became the first pitcher in the majors to reach five..." April 30

  • Morton leads Astros past A's

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Barring catastrophic injury or an unforeseen turn of events, the Houston Astros' lineup depth will be a topic of conversation for most of this season, with performances like the one delivered Friday night illustrating precisely why. With right-hander Charlie Morton producing a..." April 29

  • Triggs helps A's beat Astros, end five-game skid

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- For the fourth time in five starts this season, Oakland Athletics right-hander Andrew Triggs pitched with an effectiveness that belied his relative inexperience as a starter. At this level of performance, expectations will continue to rise. Triggs rebounded splendidly from..." April 29

  • Lindor homer leads Indians past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- In a dramatic conclusion to a three-game series, Francisco Lindor's two-out, two-run home run in the seventh inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Thursday night at Progressive Field. "Sometimes you need good players to step up," said..." April 27

  • Astros' Teoscar Hernandez takes brunt of 'nasty' collision with Jose Altuve

    Houston Chronicle "- A scary outfield collision in Tuesday's eighth inning left Astros star second baseman Jose Altuve with a sore left shoulder and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez with a bruised lower left leg that will probably land him on the disabled list. Despite exiting the game after the collision, Altuve..." April 26

  • Indians hold on for 7-6 win over Astros

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Like a couple of heavyweight boxers, the Cleveland Indians and Houston Astros threw haymakers at each other for nine innings Wednesday night at Progressive Field. Three times the Astros came back from three-run deficits to make it a one-run game, but the Indians managed to fight..." April 26

  • How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

    Yardbarker "There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who..." April 26

  • Keuchel shuts down Indians in Astros' win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Houston Astros are bruised and battered -- but winning a lot. Dallas Keuchel pitched his first complete game of the season, and Josh Reddick had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night at Progressive..." April 25

  • How the Astros are following the Cubs' blueprint to the top

    Yardbarker "There is a showdown taking place this week between two of the biggest dogs in the American League yard. In one corner stands the Cleveland Indians, the reigning AL champions, who look far from ready to relinquish their crown atop the league. In opposition to the Tribe stand the Houston Astros, who..." April 25

  • Four-run sixth pushes Rays past Astros

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Houston Astros got two solo home runs early, but the Tampa Bay Rays answered with seven straight batters reaching base in a four-run sixth, pulling out a 6-3 win on Saturday night at Tropicana Field. It's the seventh come-from-behind win for the Rays (10-9), who..." April 22

  • Astros overcome three homers to beat Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- After no home runs in his first 14 games with the Houston Astros, Carlos Beltran now has hit them on back-to-back days, helping his new team to a 6-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night at Tropicana Field. "It was nice, especially after his off day," said..." April 21

  • Astros, Cardinals among teams interested in Cuban phenom Robert

    MLB.com "The top prospect in Cuba is one step closer to fulfilling his big league dream. Outfielder Luis Robert, 19, was declared a free agent by Major League Baseball on Thursday, according to a source. He will be eligible to sign with a big league club on May 20. Widely considered the second-best..." April 21

  • Seven most impressive young cornerstone players in MLB today

    Sportsnaut "The future of baseball is already in front of us. This isn’t in reference to a timeline. The players who represent the future of Major League Baseball are playing in front of us as you read this article. Some are nearing free agency, while others were so special their organizations paid top..." April 21

  • Reddick finishes hit shy of cycle, Astros down Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Josh Reddick finished a single shy of the cycle and scored three runs, Dallas Keuchel allowed one run in seven strong innings and the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-1 on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. "It was huge," Reddick said. "Not just my day, but in general..." April 20

  • McCullers pitches Astros past Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- What Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers managed on Thursday was par for the course for him at Minute Maid Park, and for the first four batters Chris Devenski faced out of the bullpen, the reliever delivered an effort reflective of his early-season brilliance. That was when..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Roger Clemens: I should've told PED accusers 'to go sh— in their hats'

    Sporting News "Former MLB pitcher Roger Clemens calls baseball's investigation that identified him as a PED user as "nothing short of a 'Jerry Springer Show,'" and in hindsight he would've told off those involved with the Mitchell Report in no uncertain terms. Clemens' comments come in a wide-ranging..." April 20

  • Angels ride Pujols' 3-run blast by Astros

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Home runs for Albert Pujols at Minute Maid Park are so routine that the shock is far greater when he doesn't deliver in the clutch against the Astros as opposed to when he does what he did in the fifth inning Tuesday night. Pujols blasted his 29th career home run at Minute Maid..." April 19

  • Roger Clemens goes hard after the Mitchell Report, makes strong accusations

    CBS Sports "Roger Clemens' pitching resume says he's one of the very best pitchers in history. We don't need to go back over all that, because no one could earnestly dispute that. He still hasn't gotten into the Hall of Fame after he votes, though, topping out at 54.1 percent this past year. We also all know..." April 19

  • Astros win fifth straight with shutout of Angels

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- After having capitalized on late-inning opportunities while winning four consecutive games on the road, the Houston Astros showcased on Monday night an impressive ability to strike early when their chances were few and far between. Alex Bregman tallied his third multi-hit game in..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Astros' Carlos Correa out of lineup vs. Angels with bruised right hand

    ESPN "Shortstop Carlos Correa will not be in the Houston Astros' lineup Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels because of a bruised right hand. Correa was hit by a pitch during the ninth inning Saturday night in Oakland and would not have played Sunday had that day's game not been rained out." April 17

  • Correa suffers hand contusion after getting hit by fastball

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros avoided potential disaster Saturday when X-rays on star shortstop Carlos Correa's right hand came back negative. Correa was diagnosed with a right hand contusion. He sustained the injury when he was hit by a 94 mph fastball from Oakland Athletics righthander Frankie Montas in the..." April 16

  • Astros-A's game postponed due to rain

    MLB.com "Sunday scheduled game between the Astros and A's has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date has not been announced." April 16