11:32 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
Houston Astros Rumors & News
The Astros have poached another Bird. General manager Jeff Luhnow will add Charlie Gonzalez, a Florida-based scout for the St. Louis Cardinals, as a special assistant, according to a person familiar with the hiring. Contracts around baseball typically expire Oct. 31, making Nov. 1 Gonzalez’s expected start date. Gonzalez was responsible for scouting 41st rounder […]
Astros lefthander Dallas Keuchel said in August he had a goal of winning a Gold Glove award. Now he’s one step closer. Keuchel was announced Thursday as one of three finalists in the running for the Rawlings Gold Glove award as an American League pitcher, along with Mark Buehrle of the Toronto Blue Jays and […]
Houston Chronicle Oct 22, 2014
Only two days after his 66th birthday, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom was back in Houston last week. He spent two days in meetings with the Astros’ front office preparing for 2015 and way beyond. Although most major league coaches are essentially off after the season, Strom is working quite a bit this “offseason” from […]
If Trey Hillman had it his way, he’d be watching a World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Kansas City Royals — the teams that most recently let him go. Hillman, hired to be A.J. Hinch’s bench coach with the Astros, made the drive from his home in Liberty Hill to Houston on […]
Washington Post Oct 21, 2014
After years of searching for a spring training alternative to Viera, the Nationals took their most promising step yet in securing a partnership with a municipality in Florida. Palm Beach County approved $108 million in public funding for a two-team, $135 million complex for the Nationals, who have joined forces with the Houston Astros. But there is a hitch, for now: They have no site. Read full article >>
Nationals Journal | Washington Post Oct 21, 2014
After years of searching for a spring training alternative to Viera, the Nationals took their most promising step yet in securing a partnership with a municipality in Florida. Palm Beach County approved $108 million in public funding for a two-team, $135 million complex for the Nationals, who have joined forces with the Houston Astros. But there is a hitch, […]
CSN Houston Oct 21, 2014
Palm Beach County approved the financing on Tuesday for a new spring training facility for the Astros and Nationals.
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014
The Astros and Nationals received an encouraging vote on funding for a new spring training facility in the West Palm Beach, Fla., area, but are now on the clock to find a site to build a new complex for the two teams. The Palm Beach County Commissioners voted 5-2 to approve $135 million in hotel […]
CSN Houston Oct 20, 2014
A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.
Mets Blog | ESPN New York Oct 18, 2014
Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY SportsThe Astros have hired former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens. NEW YORK -- Former Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been hired by the Houston Astros for that role. Hudgens was fired by the Mets on May 26, during his fourth season on Terry Collins' staff. The Astros hired Gary Pettis, another former Mets coach, as third base coach for new manager A.J. Hinch. Lamar Johnson, who finished the season as Mets hitting coach, will be reassigned to the minors.
CSN Houston Oct 17, 2014
SEATTLE (AP) Former Kansas City manager Trey Hillman will be the bench coach for new Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch.
CSN Houston Oct 17, 2014
The Astros have added four new coaches to their staff under new manager A.J. Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Friday.
The Astros will name veteran coach Rich Dauer to be their infield and first base coach, according to people familiar with the hiring. Pat Listach, the team’s well regarded infield coach, was told Friday he would not return, Listach said.
Houston Chronicle Oct 16, 2014
Jeff Banister, who played at La Marque, Lee College and the University of Houston, has been hired as manager of the Texas Rangers, the Dallas Morning News and others are reporting. Banister was also a candidate for the Astros job, which went to A.J. Hinch. Banister, who still lives in the Houston area, has been […]
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