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FanBlog: Astros 4 hours ago

Contrary to reports, Bumgarner stays on track to start Game 5

SAN FRANCISCO – Although Giants ace lefthander Madison Bumgarner was open to starting Game 4 on short rest, he denied a report that claimed he told teammates before Game 3 that he would start Game 4. The Giants stuck with righthander Ryan Vogelsong in Game 4 Saturday night against the Royals. Bumgarner will start Game […]
FanBlog: Astros 6 hours ago

Even seven years later, former Astros outfielder Hunter Pence still playing like a kid

SAN FRANCISCO – Hunter Pence’s eyes are as frantic now as they were in 2007 when he broke into the majors with the Astros as an overzealous rookie. He’s also as eager to win as he was at his first Grapefruit League game, when he frustratingly asked manager Phil Garner why the focus wasn’t exactly […]
FanBlog: Astros 6 hours ago

Phil Garner, Hunter Pence fondly remember time together with Astros

SAN FRANCISCO – Former manager Phil Garner was humbled to learn that Giants All-Star Hunter Pence mentioned him and his former coaches recently when speaking of Houston folks who instilled lessons he still carries with him. “I don’t think there’s any one person,” Pence said. “If I was to mention one I would be forgetting […]

Astros report: Fowler to join Altuve for Japan tour

Dexter Fowler said he will join Jose Altuve in Japan for MLB’s All-Star series, which pits MLB All-Stars against Samurai Japan, Japan’s national team, Nov. 11-20. “It’s a huge honor to be accepted to represent MLB in Japan for the tour,” Fowler said. “I was humbled when the opportunity was presented to me. I can’t […]
FanBlog: Astros Oct 24, 2014

One-time Astro Cody Clark reaches World Series as a bullpen catcher

SAN FRANCISCO – The Astros jersey Cody Clark wore in his major league debut on Aug. 23, 2013, still hangs proudly at his home in Arkansas along with the framed lineup cards from his debut, his first start and the game in which he finally collected a hit. The ball from his first major league […]
FanBlog: Astros Oct 23, 2014

Hudson’s World Series drought to come to an end with Game 3 start

SAN FRANCISCO – Despite playing most of his career with perennial playoff contenders in Oakland and Atlanta, Giants righthander Tim Hudson will finally appear in a World Series. Hudson, 39, has the made most starts – 457 – among active pitchers without a World Series appearance. He’ll end that wait Friday night at AT&T Park […]
Friars on Base Oct 19, 2014

Padres Lose San Antonio Missions Manager Dauer To Astros

On Friday, the San Diego Padres Double-A affiliate manager Rich Dauer accepted a position with the Houston Astros, joining former interim General Manager A.J. Hinch and his staff for 2015 in Houston. His new position will be first base coach and infield instructor.  Dauer joined the San Antonio Missions in December of 2012, replacing then-manager John […] Padres Lose San Antonio Missions Manager Dauer To Astros - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Astros adding Gary Pettis to coaching staff

Gary Pettis is joining the Astros coach staff, a person with knowledge of the move said today. Pettis had been with the Rangers since 2007 as a member of Ron Washington’s staff. He started as the first base coach but was at third last season. It has not yet been determined what role Pettis will […]
FanBlog: Astros Oct 14, 2014

Houston’s Andrew Friedman hired to lead Dodgers

The Dodgers hired Andrew Friedman, a Houston native, as their president of baseball operations. Friedman, whom the Astros once tried to hire, has been the Tampa Bay Rays executive VP of baseball ops for nine years after being hired at age 28. Friedman was on the Astros list of candidates for the GM spot in […]
MetsBlog Oct 10, 2014

Astros and Nationals on clock for move closer to St. Lucie

The Astros and Nationals have less than two weeks to submit a modified proposal for a two-team spring training complex in West Palm Beach (Santucci, Oct. 10). Port St. Lucie is roughly 40 minutes north of Palm Beach Gardens. The Astros currently train in Kissimmee, while the Blue Jays are in Dunedin on the west […]
FanBlog: Astros Oct 9, 2014

Cubs hire John Mallee as batting coach

John Mallee, who helped coach Jose Altuve to the batting title last season, is leaving the Astros. Mallee has been hired by the Chicago Cubs to be the team’s batting coach. He replaces Bill Mueller, who resigned earlier this week. Mallee spent two seasons with the Astros. He’s originally from the Chicago area.  
FanBlog: Astros Oct 9, 2014

Astros decline option on Matt Albers; Jesus Guzman, Rudy Owens off 40-man roster

The Astros have outrighted first baseman Jesus Guzman and lefthanded pitcher Rudy Owens off the club’s 40-man roster, the team announced today. The Astros also declined the club option for 2015 for right-handed pitcher Matt Albers. Guzman, who was acquired by the Astros from San Diego in exchange for IF Ryan Jackson last December, appeared […]
FanBlog: Astros Oct 8, 2014

Spring product Josh Beckett to retire at 34

Josh Beckett, who starred at Spring High School in the late ’90s, has told MLB.com that he is retiring. The 34-year-old Dodgers right-hander, who tossed a no-hitter against the Phillies on May 25, was hampered by a torn labrum in his left hip and spent most of the last three months of the season on […]

Carlos Correa expects to be at full strength ‘in very near future’

Carlos Correa said today his rehab from a broken fibula is proceeding as “expected and I look forward to being at full strength in the very near future.” Correa, the Astros’ No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft, was injured on June 21 when his spike caught in the dirt while sliding into third for […]

Dexter Fowler to work more with Barry Bonds in offseason

Behind the batting cage during the Astros’ September series in Oakland lurked Barry Bonds, the home run king and a mentor to Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler. The two worked out together last winter — introduced to each other by mutual friend Glenallen Hill — and Bonds is set to rekindle his mentorship of Fowler this […]

Carlos Correa switches agents; surgery for Josh Zeid

Carlos Correa and George Springer now share the same representation. Correa, the top pick in the 2012 draft who missed most of this season because of a fractured right fibula, has switched to the Legacy Agency, the same agency that represents Springer, a person familiar with the change said. Correa, who turned 20 on Sept. […]

Hinch gets right to work on busy first day as skipper

A.J. Hinch’s first full day on the job as Astros manager was long, and to general manager Jeff Luhnow, an indication of his formidable work ethic. “A.J. wore me out,” Luhnow said Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park, a little more than 24 hours after Hinch’s introductory press conference. “He just left the office a […]
FanBlog: Astros Sep 30, 2014

Collin McHugh named AL rookie of the month

Starting RHP Collin McHugh has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for September. McHugh won all four of his starts in the month, finishing the month with a 4-0 record and a 1.59 ERA, 25 strikeouts and just one walk. McHugh’s 1.59 ERA in September marked the third-lowest in Astros history for […]
FanBlog: Astros Sep 30, 2014

Jose Altuve added to MLB team for series in Japan

Jose Altuve has been named to the MLB All-Star team that will tour Japan in Novemeber, MLB and the MLBPA announced. Altuve, the AL batting champion, was added to the team along with NL batting champ Justin Morneau of the Rockies and Bryce Harper of the Nationals. Players previously announced for the team are Robinson […]
FanBlog: Astros Sep 30, 2014

Jim Crane’s state of the Astros: Rebuilding, new TV deal on the right track

Astros owner Jim Crane says his long-term plan to rebuild the franchise remains on track despite financial losses associated with the collapse of Comcast SportsNet Houston, the unexpected late-season firing of manager Bo Porter and a third consecutive 90-plus loss season under his ownership. Crane, in an interview after the introduction Monday of new manager […]

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