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Houston Chronicle Jan 22, 2016

Current and former Astros participate in first Diamond Dreams Gala to support Houston’s homeless

Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan and Craig Biggio joined several current and former Astros stars Friday night at chilly Minute Maid Park for the club’s first Diamond Dreams Gala.
Houston Chronicle Jan 21, 2016

Wandy Rodriguez coming back on minor league deal

Former Astros pitcher Wandy Rodriguez is coming back to the organization after agreeing to a minor league deal, ESPN’s Enrigue Rojas reports. Rodriguez started 15 games for the Rangers last season and was 6-4 with a 4.90 ERA. The lefty started his career with the Astros in 2005 before being traded to the Pirates during
Houston Chronicle Jan 21, 2016

Astros’ Rasmus sees himself clearly with, without goggles

Colby Rasmus digs being Colby Jack and saw the photos of kids dressed up like him for Halloween. The highest-paid Astro also loves his quiet Alabama farm life — family, church, cows, a prized new bull — almost as much as baseball. Read Thursday’s column about Rasmus in the Houston Chronicle here: Astros’ Rasmus a free spirit

Marwin Gonzalez starting to get in swing again

Marwin Gonzalez, the Astros’ super-utility man who’s coming off his best season yet, had one postseason plate appearance against a righthanded pitcher — even though two-thirds of his lifetime regular-season home runs have come against righties. A switch-hitter, Gonzalez was in a considerable amount of pain from at least mid-September on. After sliding into a

Colby Rasmus wants to finish career with Astros

Now that Rasmus is back with the Astros for one more year (at $15,8 million), he has opened up — and he doesn’t want to go anywhere else.

Brad Peacock is ‘feeling great’ after back surgery

Brad Peacock’s recovery from back surgery has left him “feeling great,” the righty said Tuesday in San Antonio, where he and Colby Rasmus met with Wounded Warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center as part of the Astros’ winter caravan. “I’m finally feeling good,” said Peacock, who made just one big league start least season because

Jon Singleton uses offseason to clear mind

Jon Singleton, 24 now, will have competition to become the Astros starting first baseman. But there are circumstances in his favor. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said this winter the first base job was Jon Singleton’s to lose, “but he’s got to keep it.” Luhnow has also said that ideally, top prospect A.J. Reed would

Astros fever? Team adds 2,000 new season-ticket sales

If you won more than you lost for the first time in a long time, perhaps they will indeed come. The Astros have more than 2,000 new season-ticket sales, Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan said Monday. The figure specifically refers to Full Season Equivalents, or FSE, an industry standard which counts two half-season

For Reid Ryan, baseball season starts with Astros ‘caravan

The Astros’ winter caravan began Monday with community appearances in Houston before branching out to Austin, Corpus Christi and San Antonio this week. Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan was part of the afternoon shift at Houston Food Bank, where he said more than 100 Astros employees assisted throughout the day Monday. “This is

Astros’ Sig Mejdal sees unique job title change to another

As far as front office job titles goes, Sig Mejdal’s first with the front office was an eye-catcher. The former NASA and Lockheed Martin employee was the team’s director of decision sciences when he came over from the Cardinals, shortly after general manager Jeff Luhnow’s hiring in 2011. Everyone wanted to know just what the

Yoenis Cespedes still available but Astros not likely destination

The Astros have been connected to another big-name free agent, but the expectation remains he’ll go somewhere else.

Source: Astros ready to take Castro’s arbitration case to hearing

The last contract longtime catcher Jason Castro may sign as a member of the Astros could be determined in an uncomfortable environment, in front of an arbitration panel. The catcher filed for a 2016 salary of $5.25 million and the team offered $5 million, the Chronicle confirmed. The Astros haven’t operated with a strict “file-and-go”
Houston Chronicle Jan 15, 2016

Astros, Luis Valbuena agree on $6.125 million deal

The Astros arbitration season started on Friday as the team agreed to a $6.125 million deal with Luis Valbuena to avoid arbitration.

Astros watch cricketer Powell’s baseball workout

The Astros were among the teams to watch a cricket star work out in Florida on Wednesday, people familiar with the showcase said. At least half of the 30 major league teams were on hand to watch Kieran Powell, a 25-year-old West Indies cricketer who found himself in a contract dispute and decided to turn
Houston Chronicle Jan 13, 2016

It’s official: Astros vs. Padres in Mexico City in March

The Astros will play the Padres in Mexico City in a pair of exhibition games on March 26-27. The gamer, which will be at Estadio Fray Nano in Mexico City, are part of an effort among MLB, the MLB Players Association and the Mexico City mayor’s office to promote the sport in Mexico. The Astros

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    Dallas Keuchel

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