1:30 AM EDT, Sat November 01, 2014

Palm Beach approves funding for Nats/Astros complex

The Nationals’ longstanding search for a new spring training home took a potentially significant positive step forward Tuesday when Palm Beach County commissioners voted to approve funding for a complex that would house both the Nats and Houston Astros. By a vote of 5-2, the county commissioners approved to allocate $108 million in hotel tax…
Houston Chronicle Oct 21, 2014

Astros have 90 days to find spring training site in West Palm Beach area

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

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

A six-pack won't be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.

Dave Hudgens hired by Astros

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

Former KC manager Hillman joins Astros' staff

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

Astros add four new faces to coaching staff

The Astros have added four new coaches to their staff under new manager A.J. Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Friday.

Rich Dauer to join Astros as first base coach

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

Rangers hire John Banister as manager

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 […]
CSN Houston Oct 14, 2014

Report: Hillman to be named as Astros bench coach

The Astros' staff will soon include former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman as the team's new bench coach, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Trey Hillman to be named Astros bench coach

The construction of the Astros coaching staff is on its way. Former major league manager Trey Hillman is close to being announced as the team’s bench coach under new manager A.J. Hinch, according to a person familiar with the hiring.
CSN Houston Oct 9, 2014

Hitting coach Mallee headed to the Cubs

The Astros hitting coach, who was largely credited for helping Jose Altuve have a career year at the plate, has agreed to be the hitting coach for the Chicago Cubs.

Dave Trembley hired to run Braves minor league system

Former Astros bench coach Dave Trembley has landed on his feet with the Atlanta Braves, the same organization that scooped up ex-Astros manager Bo Porter. Going through a period of front office change, the Braves have hired Trembley as their director of player development, putting him in charge of their minor league system. Before joining […]
CSN Houston Oct 7, 2014

Astros Foundation hosts its 2nd annual golf classic

The Astros’ season may be over, but their work in the community never ends. The club held its 2014 Astros Foundation Golf Classic on Monday at Shadow Creek Golf Club for the second year in a row.
CSN Houston Oct 6, 2014

Clemens on Astros: 'It's time to take the kid gloves off'

The Astros hope to build on this year’s momentum as they strive to reach the .500 mark in 2015 with playoff aspirations in the very near future. This is what Astros' brass had to say about their team as they look ahead to 2015.

Jim Crane: Astros could increase payroll another $20 million

The Astros could increase payroll by another $20 million – about the team’s increase from 2013 to 2014, owner Jim Crane said on Monday. “I think somewhere around that,” he said at the Astros Foundation charity golf event. “We’re not going to spend it to spend it. We’re going to try to spend it effectively […]

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