3:14 PM EDT, Mon March 10, 2014
Houston Astros Rumors & News
Houston Chronicle 59 mins ago
KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Astros catching prospect Max Stassi, who had his major league debut soured last August when he suffered a concussion after he was hit in the face by a pitch, was optioned to minor-league camp Monday along with righthander David Martinez, outfielder Domingo Santana and lefthander Luis Cruz. “I think all four of […]
Rotoworld 45 mins ago
Astros optioned C Max Stassi to minor league camp.
CSN Houston 1 hour ago
As spring training moves along, the Astros have more roster moves, optioning four more players to minor league camp on Monday.
Houston Chronicle 1 hour ago
The Sugar Land Skeeters have invited former Rocket Tracy McGrady to join the club for spring training, the team announced Monday. The 34-year-old seven-time NBA All-Star, who retired from basketball in August, has been working toward the pursuit of his childhood dream of playing professional baseball since last fall. Last month, the 6-foot-8 small forward-turned-pitcher […]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Delino DeShields Jr. scored from first base on a single on Saturday, which should tell you how the fast the 21-year-old center-field prospect is. The Astros had a split-squad day, and DeShields was sent on the road to play the Phillies in an 11-3 loss. He walked with two out and none […]
CSN Houston 20 hours ago
Jason Castro hit a two-run homer in the Astros' 5-4 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros lefty Rudy Owens knew after his last outing he couldn’t afford a repeat. In a camp crowded with pitchers who need starts and looks, Owens made the most of his second start Sunday, a 4-3 win over the visiting Blue Jays. Marwin Gonzalez’s two-out double in the eighth tied it at […]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Jon Singleton is 0-for-12 this spring with four strikeouts — but he also has six walks. Out to prove himself both on and off the field after he admitted his struggles with marijuana. Manager Bo Porter thinks Singleton might be trying a little too hard, which isn’t uncommon for young players trying […]
CSN Houston Mar 9, 2014
The Astros made their first roster cuts of the spring on Sunday, sending nine players to minor league camp.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Astros have started to trim down to their roster. The club made nine cuts on Sunday morning, reducing the number in camp from the original 65 to 55. From the club: RHP Jake Buchanan, RHP Bobby Doran, OF Leo Heras, IF Jonathan Meyer, C Ryan McGurdy, RHP Jason Stoffel, IF Ronald […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 8, 2014
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Some early strong swings against Yankees starter Ivan Nova didn’t produce enough of a cushion for an Astros split-squad team at home on Saturday afternoon in a 9-6 loss. Against the Yankees, the Astros made all three of the game’s errors, including a Dexter Fowler throwing error from center field in the sixth […]
CSN Houston Mar 8, 2014
Kelly Johnson homered after Mark Teixeira's first hit of the spring, and the New York Yankees beat a Houston Astros split squad 9-6 on Saturday.
CSN Houston Mar 8, 2014
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Kelly Johnson homered after Mark Teixeira's first hit of the spring, and the New York Yankees beat a Houston Astros split squad 9-6 on Saturday.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Astros’ player development contract with Class AAA Oklahoma City expires after this season. Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan indicated the team will investigate several options, and remaining in Oklahoma City is one, as long as Oklahoma City wants the same. The New Orleans Zephyrs, a Marlins affiliate, and the […]
Newark Star-Ledger Mar 8, 2014
Banuelos has not pitched in a competitive game since May 2012
Houston Chronicle Mar 7, 2014
By Carl Kotala VIERA, Fla. – Windy conditions and some mechanical issues made for a tough day for Astros starter Brett Oberholtzer … and yet he still managed to make a good impression on manager Bo Porter. Oberholtzer gave up six runs (five earned) on five hits Friday, including a pair of mammoth home runs […]