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Houston Chronicle May 17, 2015

Conger gets second straight start as Castro sits

For the first time this season, backup catcher Hank Conger was in the starting lineup two days in a row. Regular starter Jason Castro, who was also out of the lineup Saturday night, was available on the bench Sunday afternoon in the series finale against Blue Jays lefthander Mark Buehrle. Castro, who bats lefthanded, is […]
Houston Chronicle May 13, 2015

Astros report: Conger picks up first baseman’s mitt just in case

Hank Conger, utility catcher has an odd ring to it. The back-up backstop had a first baseman’s mitt arrive on Wednesday and could step in as an emergency first baseman if needed. The Astros have already seen Conger take on one position he’s not used to, left field. “I’ve played some in spring training with […]
Houston Chronicle May 9, 2015

Conger, Keuchel form nice pair for Astros

ANAHEIM – Although Astros manager A.J. Hinch would hesitate to declare having a personal catcher for any specific pitcher, a pattern has definitely developed between ace Dallas Keuchel and backup catcher Hank Conger. Conger caught his fifth consecutive Keuchel start on Saturday night against the Angels at Angel Stadium. “In some ways it’s mapped out […]
Houston Chronicle May 9, 2015

Astros backup catcher Hank Conger looks back fondly on days as an Angels fan

ANAHEIM — The first time Hank Conger walked into Angel Stadium nearly two decades ago as a second grader, he was lured to the stadium by the Seattle Mariners. Much was different back then. In those days the facility was known as Anaheim Stadium, and it seated 65,000 for football and baseball. Conger still favored […]
Houston Chronicle May 7, 2015

Astros catcher Hank Conger adjusting to a different view of the Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For the first time in his major league career, longtime Angels fan Hank Conger showed up at Angel Stadium on Thursday night hoping to see his hometown team lose. Conger, who was traded to the Astros from the Angels this winter, had been with the Angels organization since he was drafted out […]
Houston Chronicle May 6, 2015

Former Astros prospect Carlos Perez has memorable MLB debut

Angels catcher Carlos Perez, a former Astros prospect, had a memorable MLB debut Tuesday night. His walk-off homer boosted the the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the Mariners. Perez, whom the Astros traded to Los Angeles with pitcher Nick Tropeano during the offseason for catcher Hank Conger, was hitting .361 at Class AAA Salt […]

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