7:54 AM EDT, Fri March 27, 2015
Houston Chronicle 12 hours ago

Former Astros draft pick Brady Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

Lefthander Brady Aiken, who went unsigned after being selected first overall by the Astros in the 2014 draft, underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow on Wednesday, according to a piece penned by the 18-year-old on theplayerstribune.com. After concerns arose regarding a reportedly abnormally small UCL in Aiken’s left elbow led to the Astros […]

Astros on the clock: Josh Fields, George Spring laggards in new system

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — All teams are getting feedback on how they’re faring with MLB’s new center field clock, which times clubs on how long they take in-between innings. Clubs too are hearing about how much time pitchers are taking in-between pitches — something that isn’t governed by a rule, but an area that MLB is nonetheless […]

Padres claim former Astros prospect Jandel Gustave

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jandel Gustave, one of three players the Astros lost in the Rule 5 draft over the winter, was claimed off waivers by the Padres on Thursday. The righthander can reach 100 mph but hasn’t pitched above Low Class A and wasn’t going to make the Royals bullpen. The Royals put Gustave on waivers […]
Houston Chronicle 17 hours ago

Astros trade Dan Johnson to Reds

The Astros traded infielder Dan Johnson to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Johnson, 35, was a non-roster invitee to major-league spring training and had appeared in 14 games with the Astros this spring. He previously played for Oakland (2005-08), Tampa Bay (2008, 2010-11), Chicago-AL (2012), […]

Josh Fields still day-to-day but ‘feeling pretty good’

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — It’s still unclear if righty reliever Josh Fields will be ready for opening day. He strained his right groin Monday on one pitch he threw against the Braves, and said Thursday morning that the injury has since calmed down. But he knew little else at this point. “Feeling pretty good. Just taking […]
Houston Chronicle 19 hours ago

Jarred Cosart says he is cooperating with MLB, won’t start against Astros

Miami pitcher Jarred Cosart won’t make his start against the Astros on Friday because of a blister on his middle finger,  the Miami Herald reported. Cosart, the former Astros who is being investigated by MLB after he was linked to possible gambling via twitter, told the Herald he is cooperating with MLB. “Obviously I was […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 26, 2015

Astros experience significant growth in value, according to Forbes

It’s often said that sports is a business — especially when a fan favorite is sent elsewhere by the team or leaves on his own for a big pay raise — and in the case of Major League Baseball, business is good. MLB saw its franchises experience unprecedented growth over the offseason, according to the […]
Express-Times Mar 25, 2015

Phillies' Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez struggles in 7-1 loss to Houston Astros

Gonzalez might be left out of the starting rotation after a rough spring.
philly.com Mar 25, 2015

Astros 7, Phillies 1

The Houston Astros beat the Phillies, 7-1, on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Grapefruit League play.
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

Jason Castro will skip the prom invite

“Sex and the City” afficionados are familiar with the phrase “breaking up on a post-it” note. Well, Astros catcher Jason Castro was on the other end of that in a way. Apparently he was asked out to the prom — in a case of misidentification — by post-it notes on his car. whoever asked me […]

Brett Oberholtzer to get a Grapefruit League start

Southpaw Brett Oberholtzer’s return from a left lat strain had him start in a Class AAA game Wednesday afternoon in Kissimmee while the big league team was in Clearwater playing the Phillies. “Obie threw two-plus innings, I think 2 2/3, 46 pitches, from what I understand,” Hinch said Wednesday afternoon. “Came out of it feeling […]

Asher Wojciechowski makes another case for rotation in win over Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Asher Wojciechowski is making the decision as hard as possible for the Astros. The righty who has never thrown a pitch in the majors couldn’t have done much more to make his case to this point, and continued to excel Wednesday on the road in a 7-1 Astros win against the Phillies. […]

Villar, Grossman exit game after outfield collision

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Both Astros players involved in a collision during Wednesday afternoon’s road game against the Phillies ended up exiting the game because of injuries presumably suffered on the play. Starting right fielder Robbie Grossman suffered a right quad contusion when Jonathan Villar — who is learning the outfield and started in center field […]

Josh Fields faces key stretch in return from groin strain

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The next few days will be crucial in determining Josh Fields’ availability for the start of the regular season. The Astros set-up man suffered a right groin strain Monday at home against the Braves, and at least for a short time is not to throw from the mound. The right leg is the […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

MLB to investigate Jarred Cosart gambling claims

According to the Miami New Times, Miami Marlins starter and former Astro Jarred Coasrt is in hot water after a screen shot of a direct message on Twitter surfaced indicating Coasrt was gambling. MLB pitcher Jarred Cosart deleted his Twitter after possibly being outed for sports betting: http://t.co/WOcsfxgWcM pic.twitter.com/0pB2cMaunX — Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) March 25, […]

Astros Player News

  • 1 Brett Oberholtzer

    Brett Oberholtzer

    Brett Oberholtzer to get a Grapefruit League start

  • 1 Robbie Grossman

    Robbie Grossman

    Villar, Grossman exit game after outfield collision

  • 1 Jonathan Villar

    Jonathan Villar

    Mets 3, Astros 1: Collin McHugh settles down; Jonathan Villar plays center

  • Evan Gattis

    Evan Gattis

    Evan Gattis shows his power, and health, with a two-run HR

  • Collin McHugh

    Collin McHugh

    Collin McHugh’s early struggles too much for Astros to overcome vs. Braves

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