Astros Rumors & News

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    Jose de Jesus Ortiz @OrtizKicks

    Astros ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel says pitching coach Brent Strom told him he'll be shut down the rest of the year.

  • Mike Zunino’s home run keys Mariners’ 10-5 win over Astros

    Seattle Times "Mike Zunino had a job to do, and he was going to do it properly. With runners on first and second — thanks to two errors on routine plays by the Houston infield — and no outs, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon asked his slugging catcher to lay down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners into..." September 20

  • Carlos Carrasco throws two-hitter as Indians beat Astros, 2-0

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A night after Corey Kluber set a career high with 14 strikeouts, Carlos Carrasco decided to see if he could do the same. Carrasco struck out a career-high 12 batters and threw a two-hitter Wednesday night in the Indians' 2-0 victory over the Astros at Minute Maid Park. If it wasn't for Jose..." September 18

  • Corey Kluber strikes out 14 as Indians beat Houston, 4-2, to end 4-game losing streak

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The stopper arrived Tuesday night for the Indians. That would be Corey Kluber. The K stands for strikeout. Kluber not only stopped a four-game losing streak, but he struck out a career-high 14 batters as the Indians beat Houston, 4-2, at Minute Maid Park. It was the fourth time Kluber (16-9,..." September 17

  • Jose Altuve breaks Craig Biggio's single season Astros hits record

    CBSSports.com "Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is only 24 years old and he's already a two-time All-Star. And he's already a record-holder in the Astros' franchise history, because Tuesday night he picked up hits 210 and 211 on the season, the latter breaking Craig Biggio's club record." September 17

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Peacock dealing with lower back tightness. So he's out of rotation for now Astros going back to five man and will reinsert him when/if ready

  • Qualls reports improvement; Springer holds out hope for a 2014 return

    Houston Chronicle "Closer Chad Qualls (right hip) said he was feeling better Saturday but wasn’t sure in the early afternoon, before throwing if, he was quite ready to return. George Springer (left quad) is continuing to do his work, interim manager Tom Lawless said. Springer’s window for a return is naturally..." September 14

  • Jered Weaver, Mike Trout lead Angels to win over Astros

    L.A. Daily News "Angels starter Jered Weaver retired Houston Astros leadoff hitter Robbie Grossman on a grounder to start Saturday night’s game at Angel Stadium. He struck out Jose Altuve and then Chris Carter to end a very impressive first inning. Thirteen pitches, thirteen strikes. Weaver then got a..." September 14

  • Angels clobber Houston Astros, trim magic number to five

    L.A. Daily News "David Freese hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout had an RBI triple during Los Angeles’ seven-run fifth inning, and the Angels beat the Houston Astros 11-3 Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory. Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth for the major league-leading..." September 13

  • Astros closer Chad Qualls dealing with hip ailment

    Houston Chronicle "The Astros hope to see their closer Chad Qualls again some time in the final two weeks of the season. The 36-year-old righty has been dealing with an ailment in the area of his right hip that he said he’s never had before. He feels a warm sensation, which leads him to believe that there’s a nerve..." September 12

  • Astros take series, Tropeano his first win as Altuve reaches milestone

    Houston Chronicle "Nick Tropeano couldn’t have had a better backdrop for his major league debut at Safeco Field. The 24-year-old righthander got to witness Jose Altuve’s 200th hit. He had family and friends in the stands who traveled all the way from New York, and he’s now part of an Astros team that, unlike last..." September 11

  • Jose Altuve joins Craig Biggio as Astros in 200-hit club

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve has proven 200 times that the bat doesn’t matter nearly as much as the batsman. Altuve became just the second Astros player in franchise history to reach 200 hits in a season Wednesday, when a sharp seventh-inning single through into the hole on the left side jumped off his bat in a..." September 11

  • Brad Miller comes through with three RBI in Mariners’ 4-1 victory over Astros

    Seattle Times "Felix Hernandez didn’t have his best stuff Monday night against the Astros. “My command was not there,” Hernandez said. “The fastball was there, the (problem) was the changeup. “You’re not going to be on every game.” Hernandez, though, dug in for the outs he needed and fought through six..." September 09

  • Astros rally in 9th inning past A's to guarantee not finishing with 100 losses

    Houston Chronicle "Sunday was the Astros’ most benevolent win of the season. Their 4-3 victory over the Athletics was turned on a two-run, come-from-behind rally in the top of the ninth inning, and it guaranteed the Astros (63-80) won’t bring home 100 losses for a fourth straight season. The 63-win milestone..." September 08

  • Reddick's double keys big 9th inning as A's beat Astros 4-3

    San Francisco Chronicle "Walk-off pie was on the menu at the Coliseum for the first time in a long time. For more than a month, the A's have struggled and struggled, and it looked as if it might be more of the same Saturday against the Astros, who held a two-run lead with one out in the bottom of the ninth. That's..." September 07

  • George Springer unlikely to rejoin Astros on current road trip

    Houston Chronicle "There doesn’t seem to be a good chance that George Springer is able to return during the nine-game, three-city road trip that the Astros began Friday night against the Athletics. The Astros return home for a seven-game homestand that starts Sept. 15 before hitting the road for the end of the..." September 06

  • Astros to add Tropeano to staff, utilize six-man rotation

    Houston Chronicle "Righthander Nick Tropeano is entering the Astros rotation and set to make his first start Wednesday against the Mariners in Seattle, putting the team on a six-man schedule for the rest of the season. Everyone is pushed back a day, with Brad Peacock set to start the first game of the series on..." September 06

  • Carter continues torrid run as Astros rally past Athletics

    Houston Chronicle "Those who follow the Astros online may have seen Chris Carter called “Trogdor” at some point. It’s a reference to an online animated cartoon series, Homestar Runner, and a dragon by that name that does what one expects of a dragon: breathe fire and destroy things. The nickname dates to Carter’s..." September 06

  • Carter double dips to lead Astros to series win over Angels

    Houston Chronicle "Merrily heading back to the clubhouse Wednesday night, interim Astros manager Tom Lawless spun toward the conference room door and joyfully declared, “I’m going to Disney World.” That trite line is usually referred for champions, not clubs with the modest goal of ending their three-year streak..." September 04

  • Terry Collins believes LI's Craig Biggio deserves shot to manage

    Newsday "Terry Collins managed Craig Biggio for three seasons with the Astros from 1994 to 1996. In that time, Collins figured it would only be a matter of time until his All-Star second baseman would become a big league skipper. “I always told him, ‘one of these days you’ll be managing in the big..." September 03

  • Astros fire manager Bo Porter

    CBSSports.com "On Monday, the Astros announced that manager Bo Porter and bench coach Dave Trembley have been fired. Tom Lawless will take over as interim manager through the remainder of the 2014 season. Here's the official statement from GM Jeff Luhnow: “Earlier today, I informed Bo Porter that he would..." September 02

  • Jose Altuve’s four-hit day paces Astros’ comeback win over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve should be the one to send the Astros into September with a four-hit game and a 3-2 win over the Rangers. The season’s final month will see Chris Carter chase 40 home runs and the Astros grasp for 70 wins, but neither mark would match the buzz of a batting title for Altuve, or his..." September 01

  • Feldman’s gem locks up Silver Boot for Astros over Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "The second shutout of Scott Feldman’s career guaranteed that the Astros, for roughly a year’s time, have in-state supremacy in the baseball realm. The veteran allowed three hits in a 2-0 win over the Rangers at Minute Maid Park, returning the Silver Boot to the Astros. The Astros are 10-5..." August 31

  • Astros minor-leaguer suspended 50 games for 2nd drug violation

    Houston Chronicle "Astros Class AA Corpus Christi pitcher Ruben Alaniz, a Texas-born pitcher whom the Astros found in a tryout camp and signed for $160,000 in 2009, has been suspended 50 games without pay for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. Alaniz, a 23-year-old righty, was born in McAllen and went..." August 31

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    Rhett Bollinger @RhettBollinger

    And to clarify, RHP Samuel Deduno was claimed on outright waivers and is now an Astro, per an MLB source. #MNTwins

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    George Springer said not much has changed. He has yet to attempt to run 100 percent. Will he play again this season? "I hope so"

  • Pair of 3-run homers help keep Rangers' Silver Boot ambitions alive with 13-6 win over Astros

    Dallas Morning News "RHP Scott Baker worked 6 1/3 innings to win his second consecutive start. In his last eight appearances overall, Baker has a 2.37 ERA for 19 innings. … Baker continued to work high in the zone and get outs on balls hit in the air. He had eight outs on pop-ups or fly balls. … Chris Carter, tied..." August 30

  • Tension Growing Between Astros' Manager Bo Porter, GM Jeff Luhnow

    Fox Sports "General manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter are at odds, according to multiple major-league sources. Porter expressed his frustration with Luhnow to owner Jim Crane in a conversation earlier this month, sources said. Luhnow and Crane declined comment. Porter also declined comment,..." August 30

  • Astros report: Presley, Springer nearing return to action

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Alex Presley, who has slowly worked his way back since his rehab assignment was cut short two weeks ago, will take batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since mid August. George Springer, who also had a setback on his rehab assignment earlier this month, is making..." August 29

  • Castro’s grand slam lifts Astros past Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in..." August 29

  • A's pull out 5-4 victory over Astros

    San Jose Mercury News "The A's spent eight innings fumbling and bumbling their way to what seemed a sure loss, then regained the poise that has them fighting for the American League West lead with a huge three-run ninth inning, good for a 5-4 win over the Houston Astros. Now the A's (78-54) won't be more than a game..." August 28

  • Brady Aiken settlement negotiations ongoing, grievance not yet filed

    SB Nation "While it might have appeared that any Brady Aiken news would apply to his status for the 2015 draft, following the Astros unsuccessful attempt to sign the No. 1 overall pick, there appears to be a new wrinkle. MLB is in negotiations with the Aiken family regarding a settlement, as a means to head..." August 28

  • The Astros may still be able to sign top pick Brady Aiken

    CBSSports.com "You'll recall that the Astros, after a contentious negotiation, failed to come to terms with top overall 2014 pick Brady Aiken, the highly regarded prep lefty out of San Diego. Since the July 18 signing deadline has long since passed, the assumption was that Aiken would honor his commitment to..." August 27

  • Carter’s three-run blast caps Astros’ comeback

    Houston Chronicle "Chris Carter’s a relatively emotionless slugger, a trait that can bring him at times some undue criticism, suggestions he might not care. A slow exit from the batter’s box in the eighth inning was deserved flare Tuesday night. He crushed a 439-foot, go-ahead homer to left field as far as Minute..." August 27

  • Astros working on a resolution with Nix, not Aiken

    CBSSports.com "While the Astros could work something out with Jacob Nix, there is nothing at the moment going on with No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken, and no new reason to believe there will be a deal with Aiken, according to people familiar with the situation. Several news outlets took what commissioner Bud..." August 27

  • Tigers unlikely to land Astros closer Qualls

    MLB.com "The Tigers have long been interested in Astros closer Chad Qualls, even before he signed with Houston last winter. Their latest efforts to acquire him appear likely to meet the same fate as their previous ones. "As far as I know, from a Tigers baseball standpoint, there's nothing," manager Brad..." August 26

  • Brad Peacock doesn’t expect to miss next start due to forearm tightness

    Houston Chronicle "One day after exiting after five innings with right forearm tightness, Brad Peacock felt better Saturday. He’s optimistic that he’ll overcome the discomfort without having to skip a start. “I’m just going to take today off from throwing and then probably play catch (Sunday) and see how it..." August 24

  • Cleveland Indians beat Houston, 3-2, on Jose Ramirez's walk-off single in ninth inning

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians beat Houston, 3-2, on Saturday night for their 10th walkoff victory of the season at Progressive Field. They had 11 last year. Rookie Jose Ramirez delivered the game-winner with a single past third base with one out in the ninth inning. Rookie Tyler Holt opened the inning with a..." August 24

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Astros’ Feldman on revocable waivers. Would clear (or not) tomorrow.

  • Astros minor leaguer Josh Hader named California League Pitcher of the Year

    Houston Chronicle "Lanky Class AA Corpus Christi lefthander Josh Hader, who has drawn comparisons to Chris Sale since he was acquired in the deal that sent Bud Norris to the Orioles last year, was named the 2014 California League’s Pitcher of the Year for his impressive showing at Class A Lancaster before he was..." August 23

  • Injured rookie George Springer takes batting practice

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie outfielder George Springer, who has missed 31 games while on the disabled list with a strained left quad, took batting practice on the field Friday. The Astros shut Springer down from running for two weeks on Aug. 12, but he has been hitting on the field or in the cages for almost a week..." August 23

  • Astros’ bats come alive in sloppy 9th inning of series-opening win over Indians

    Houston Chronicle "Whether in a bullpen session in between starts when nobody but the pitching coach, bullpen coach and bullpen catcher are watching or in the ninth inning of a tied ballgame, the little things add up to victory or defeat in the majors. Two days after he learned that he had been tipping his..." August 23

  • Yanks hitters talk it out, do just enough to back McCarthy gem over Astros

    New York Post "Night after night they struggled to score runs and hit in the clutch. The blame for seven losses in nine tilts and rapidly fading October hopes was correctly on the Yankees hitters — and they knew it. So, when the hitters prepared for Thursday’s game against the Astros at Yankee Stadium, they..." August 22

  • Singles night in the Bronx sees Astros knock off Yankees

    Houston Chronicle "There might not be a team more flabbergasted by the Astros than the New York Yankees. Baseball’s once mightiest can’t do much of anything against baseball’s thriftiest. The Astros batted around in the seventh inning of a 5-2 victory Wednesday night, a good start on the path to hurting wild-card..." August 21

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    Kiley McDaniel @kileymcd

    The expectation from those close to the negotiation is that Brady Aiken will end up making a deal with the Astros around the Nix hearing.

  • Astros owner Jim Crane looks to mend fences with agent

    Houston Chronicle "Astros owner Jim Crane thinks his management team and one of the game’s best agents will be able to bury the hatchet. Crane talked briefly with two VIPs in front of the visiting third-base dugout on Tuesday afternoon at Yankee Stadium: Tigers Woods and Casey Close Close, the agent to Dexter..." August 20

  • Astros Late Offense Beats Yankees 7-4

    The Crawfish Boxes "The Astros find themselves right across the street from baseball's hallowed ground, facing the Yankees in the final series between these two teams this season. These teams are quite a study in contrast. The Astros have the youngest average age in the Major Leagues, while the Yankees are the..." August 20

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Porter said Marisnick dealing with some lower back soreness, but that's not why he's not in lineup. HBP last night didn't hurt him either.

  • Ortiz's Historic Night Powers Red Sox Over Astros

    Boston Globe "The night belonged to David Ortiz. With milestone home runs and dominating at bats, the slugger powered the Boston Red Sox to a 10-7 win over the Houston Astros Saturday at Fenway Park. The Astros jumped out early scoring two runs in the first inning. Robbie Grossman reached on a Dexter Fowler..." August 17

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    Brian McTaggart @brianmctaggart

    Bo Porter said OF Alex Presley had setback with oblique injury today at Tri-City and is shut down 7-10 days.