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  • 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

  • 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 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 "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 "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 "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.

  • Astros reliever Kevin Chapman finally gets a taste of Fenway

    Houston Chronicle "There’s always a few times a season when a player has to get to the big leagues from the faraway reaches, scrambling to make a plane or a boat or buggy because of a last-minute need. Astros lefty Kevin Chapman woke up — sort of — at 3:45 P.T. on Friday in Fresno, Calif., where Class AAA..." August 16

  • Alex Presley returns to rehab assignment

    Houston Chronicle "Alex Presley (right oblique) returned to action on Friday with the Tri-City ValleyCats after a two-day break. He’s to play one more game on Saturday, at which point another determination will be made. “Presley’s going to play the field tonight,” Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said. “So..." August 16

  • Marisnick delivers big hit as Astros earn historic win against Red Sox

    Houston Chronicle "Jake Marisnick’s two-run double down the right-field line Friday night didn’t land far from the spot where Boston’s Dustin Pedroia poked one a night earlier, barely fair before a bounce into the stands. Marisnick’s, though, was a weak dunker – a lucky two-out hit – but all the Astros needed to..." August 16

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    Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich

    Darin Downs has a minor oblique injury, precipitated Chapman promotion

  • Red Sox plate 7 in 6th to beat Astros

    Boston Herald "The red carpet was rolled out for some newly minted Red Sox Hall of Famers last night at Fenway Park. It just took this version of the Red Sox a little bit longer to find their way to the party. Dustin Pedroia collected two hits in the sixth inning as the Red Sox put together their best..." August 15

  • Joe Mauer Imposter Slugs Twins Past Astros 3-1

    Twinkie Town "The Twins were able to keep the Astros offense quiet while their own offense was led by someone pretending to be Joe Mauer, because we all know Mauer doesn't hit home runs, right? This year, Kyle Gibson has either been really, really good, or he's been awful. Today was an example of the former..." August 14

  • An early look at the top MLB free agents

    MLB Daily Dish "While not as strong as year's past, this winter's free agent class is shaking up to be particularly deep. With the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline now past us, barring an unlikely late-August blockbuster, it seems that all the major in-season transactions are now passed us. With less than..." August 14

  • Carter’s double dip leads Astros past Twins

    Houston Chronicle "Chris Carter doesn’t say very much. Even though he’s playful and smiles and laughs often, he measures his words and speaks softer than any other Astro. But as Domingo Santana agonized through a miserable start to his career, the hottest slugger in the majors made his biggest point with a simple..." August 13

  • Bud Selig expects MLB regular season games in Europe soon

    SB Nation "Some MLB teams will likely be headed to Amsterdam for meaningful games as early as 2015. Outgoing Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig hopes to announce plans for regular season games in Europe before he leaves office, according to multiple reports. The league has its eye on London..." August 13

  • Astros continue to give Darvish, rival Rangers their comeuppance

    Houston Chronicle "Practically everybody smothered the Astros last year as they finished with the worst record in baseball for the third consecutive year. Yu Darvish and the Rangers, however, took the biggest bites to push their Lone Star Series rivals to a franchise record 111 losses in 2013. On Saturday night,..." August 10

  • Astros’ Presley pleased with progress after injury

    Houston Chronicle "Astros outfielder Alex Presley took batting practice on the field Saturday for the first time since he landed on the disabled list on July 8 with a right oblique strain. “I felt pretty good,” he said. “It’s a different level when you get out on the field, so it took me a couple of rounds to get..." August 10

  • Springer only knows how to play the game one way: 100%

    Houston Chronicle "George Springer, who has been on the disabled list since July 20 with a left quad strain, took batting practice on the field, shagged balls in the outfield and tested his quad Saturday. Bo Porter said the Astros will evaluate Springer’s quad on Sunday to determine if he’s ready to be activated..." August 10

  • After setback in rehab game, Springer to be monitored in Houston

    Houston Chronicle "One day after exiting the third game of his rehab assignment for precautionary reasons with discomfort in his left quad, Astros rookie sensation George Springer was back at Minute Maid Park. He received treatment on his left quad muscle Friday and will be reevaluated further Saturday to determine..." August 09

  • Dexter Fowler starts rehab assignment Friday

    Houston Chronicle "Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler, who has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a right intecostal strain, began a rehab assignment at Class AAA Oklahoma City on Friday. He served as OKC’s designated hitter. Although the Astros are likely to have three potential center fielders when..." August 09

  • Presley progressing back from oblique injury, could take BP on Saturday

    Houston Chronicle "Outfielder Alex Presley is making steady progress in his quest to return from the disabled list. Presley has been on the DL with a right oblique strain since July 8. Barring an unforeseen setback, Presley will likely take batting practice on the field Saturday for the first time since going on..." August 09

  • After light bullpen, Matt Albers renews optimism for pitching again this season

    Houston Chronicle "Injured righthanded reliever Matt Albers felt well enough after a light 20-pitch bullpen Friday to renew hope that he might be able to return this season. Albers has been out with right shoulder tendinitis since April 22. Barring a setback, he might be able to throw another bullpen session at..." August 09

  • Jose Altuve leaves Friday night’s game due to injury

    Houston Chronicle "Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve downplayed the severity of the neck discomfort that forced him to exit in the sixth inning Friday night against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park. Altuve, who leads the majors in hits, didn’t return after fouling out to the third base side in the fifth..." August 09

  • Grossman comes up with big hit as Astros rally past Rangers

    Houston Chronicle "Although he was born in San Diego, Robbie Grossman was brought to Houston early enough to buy into the rivalry against Dallas. The Cy-Fair graduate has spent most of his life here, and he shares the Bayou City’s dislike for that other major Texas city up north. Grossman doesn’t hide his disdain..." August 09

  • Phillies sweep Astros behind Ryan Howard slam

    CSN Philly "The last two weeks have been filled with highs and lows for Ryan Howard. This was most definitely a high. Howard capped a terrific at-bat -- “A battling at-bat,” manager Ryne Sandberg said -- with a grand slam in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Phillies to a 6-5 win over the..." August 08

  • David Buchanan auditions for job in Phillies' win over Astros

    CSN Philly "Here’s a fun fact. Or maybe it’s a depressing fact. Depends on your perspective. Either way, hey, it’s a fact: At present, Cole Hamels is the only Phillies pitcher who is 1) healthy and 2) under contract for next year. A.J. Burnett, who will turn 38 in January, has an option. So it’s pretty much..." August 07

  • MLB asks feds for names in probe "Major League Baseball officials have contacted the DEA and U.S. Attorney's office in Southern Florida in an effort to unmask the names of any players who might have violated the league's drug policy, sources told ESPN's "Outside the Lines." Federal officials are discussing how to honor the..." August 07

  • Ryan Howard gives Phillies win over Astros in 15

    CSN Philly "For Ryan Howard, manager Ryne Sandberg knew it was just a matter of time. Little did Sandberg realize that Howard was going to hit his way out of a slump and then back into one before delivering the winning hit all in the same game. Given the Phillies’ penchant for playing extra-inning games..." August 06

  • Nightengale: MLB's Biogenesis nightmare far from over

    USA Today "If I'm a former client of Tony Bosch's, I'm petrified. If I'm close friend of Alex Rodriguez, or, ahem, a business associate, I'm scared. If I'm Sam and Seth Levinson, who run the ACES agency, I'm worried. If I'm Major League Baseball, ooh, boy, I'm all ears. Biogenesis founder Tony..." August 06

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    T.J. Quinn @TJQuinnESPN

    Two law enforcement sources tell me investigation revealed previously unnamed MLB players. Names will be revealed. Expect more suspensions.

  • Springer will begin rehab stint at Quad Cities "The Astros announced after Sunday's 6-1 win over the Blue Jays that rookie outfielder George Springer will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Quad Cities on Monday. Springer has been working his way back from a left quad strain, and it was even thought that he might rejoin the team in..." August 04

  • Scott Feldman goes the distance as Astros beat Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "Occasionally self-deprecating and always good-natured, Astros righthander Scott Feldman didn’t seem too thrilled after his first complete game of the season Sunday. He’s hard on himself even after doing well, a symptom of a pitcher who isn’t satisfied with an up-and-down year. Feldman made..." August 04

  • Astros turn back the clock in win over Blue Jays

    Houston Chronicle "If the Astros knew ahead of time how good this game would be, they surely would have charged more for a ticket. It felt like May at Minute Maid Park on Saturday, in temperature and in success. Discounting the possibility of a juggling act in-between innings — insert your joke about bullpen..." August 03