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Peter Moylan says he’s feeling great in recovery from Tommy John surgery

A 36-year-old coming back from his second Tommy John surgery is doing “fantastic” on his climb back to health and the majors, just as he planned. Sidearming righty Peter Moylan, an Astros non-roster invitee last year, is 10 months out following a Tommy John procedure in late March 2014 and feeling great, he said. Moylan […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 30, 2015

Astros legend Craig Biggio gets first tour of Baseball Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Craig Biggio and Patty Biggio strolled into the National Baseball Hall of Fame this morning, beginning a two-hour tour that will end after he walks between the famed marble pillars to see where his plaque will eventually hang. The Biggios arrived in this quaint village in upstate New York on Thursday evening […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 29, 2015

Astros’ farm system still in upper echelon

While one group of pundits pegged the Astros to finish last in the American League West, at least their farm system is still held in high regard. ESPN analyst Keith Law released his annual ranking of MLB minor-league systems Wednesday and had the Astros ranked third, with the Chicago Cubs first and Minnesota second. The […]

Jed Lowrie enjoys his time spent in Colombia

Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie loved his trip to Colombia this month as a part of a joint effort between the State Department and Major League Baseball to connect with Latin America. “Awesome experience,” Lowrie said. “I’ve always been really interested in different cultures and to mix that with baseball, and see how they play the […]
CSN Washington Jan 28, 2015

2015 MLB roster outlook: Houston Astros

The Astros enter 2015 with considerable power in their lineup, but questions in both their starting rotation and bullpen.

Vogelsong says he wasn’t comfortable with Astros

Righthander Ryan Vogelsong seemed to leave more questions than he answered Friday, said he was uncomfortable with “what was going on” with the Astros, who were courting him. Vogelsong instead signed with his old team, the Giants. Here’s what Vogelsong had to say about the Astros and his decision in a conference call to re-introduce […]

2015 a fresh start for Sipp, Appel, Wojciechowski

What do Tony Sipp, an experienced lefty reliever; Mark Appel, a former No. 1 draft pick; and Asher Wojciechowski, a lesser known kid just trying to make the rotation, have in common? The three Astros pitchers are all set to head into this spring training in much, much better positions to succeed. For two of […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 22, 2015

Astros’ Jed Lowrie participates in Diamond Diplomacy program in South America

Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie recently traveled to Colombia as a part of a revamped effort by the State’s Department and Major League Baseball to reconnect with Latin America. The “Diamond Diplomacy” program utilizes the growing audience of baseball in Central and South America, and incorporates U.S. baseball ambassadors. The first two Sports Envoys in baseball […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 22, 2015

Astros opener set for 6:10 p.m. vs. Indians

The Astros opener against the Indians has been set for 6:10 p.m. at Minute Maid Park on April 6. The opener will be aired nationally on ESPN and locally on Root Sports Southwest. The team announced times for its 2015 schedule today. (Click here for full schedule). In general, most home games will start at […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 22, 2015

Hall of Fame says wait and see on which Astros logo will be on Craig Biggio’s plaque

Craig Biggio wore multiple Astros logos during his storied 20-year career, and fans will likely have to wait until his induction on July 26 to learn which logo will go on his plaque at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Biggio, who will be the first man enshrined in Cooperstown as an […]
Houston Chronicle Jan 22, 2015

Photos: A look at the top 10 highest team strikeout totals in MLB history

With the recent additions of Evan Gattis and Colby Rasmus, and the return of several free-swingers, the Astros appear to be poised to challenge their MLB record of 1,535 strikeouts in a season. Now, whether their propensity for punchouts translates into more power and runs or just leads to a steady stream of cool breezes […]

Astros report: Offseason has Luhnow optimistic for 2015 season

The bar has been set. Jeff Luhnow on Wednesday reiterated that the 2015 Astros will be a winning team. “Before we even start playing games, it’s hard to put a win-loss on it,” Luhnow said. “But I do think this team is very capable of being a winning team this year. I said it the […]

Report: Starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong no longer in Astros’ plans

The Astros’ courtship of starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong has ended, according to a FOX Sports report late Wednesday night. The righthanded veteran came to Houston this week and the Astros were discussing a one-year deal with him, but he now is reportedly in talks with the San Francisco Giants, the team he pitched for the […]

Astros trade catcher Carlos Corporan to the Rangers

Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan is on his way to the in-state rival Texas Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. Corporan, in a log-jam at the catcher position in Houston, is being traded for undisclosed player(s). When the Astros signed outfielder Colby Rasmus on Tuesday, the 40-man roster was full, forcing the […]

Rangers acquire Corporan from Astros

The Texas Rangers filled a need at backup catcher by acquiring Carlos Corporan from the Houston Astros on Wednesday. Corporan was designated for assignment by the Astros on Tuesday. The Rangers traded minor league right-handed pitcher Akeem Bostick, a 2013 second-round pick to get Corporan. Corporan will back up starting catcher Robinson Chirinos. Last season, Corporan hit .235 in 55 games. He made 48 starts at catcher for the Astros. To make room on the 40-man roster for Corporan, the Rangers designated righty reliever Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

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