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Astros expect to hire assistant hitting coach soon

The Astros hope to have the coaching vacancy left by assistant hitting coach Alan Zinter filled by the end of the winter meetings, manager A.J. Hinch said. A handful of interviews have happened already, including candidates both internally and externally. Zinter spent one year with the Astros as hitting coach Dave Hudgens’ assistant before leaving

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Houston Chronicle Nov 19, 2015

Astros trade Jonathan Villar to Milwaukee for pitcher Cy Sneed

The Astros traded Jonathan Villar to Milwaukee for minor league pitcher Cy Sneed, the team announced. The Astros alos released outfielder Robbie Grossman and pitcher Luis Cruz. A righthander, Sneed, 23, pitched in Class A for the Brewers and had 2.58 ERA in 139.1 innings. Villar played in 53 games with the Astros in 2015,

Astros don’t want repeat of 2014 as Rule 5 roster deadline arrives

Three words may have guided the Astros leading up to Friday: remember Ronny Torreyes. Giveaways are a good thing for baseball teams when they’re magnetic schedules or Beanie Babies that bring more people to the stadium. They’re bad when they’re talented young players left out for other teams for virtually nothing. The Astros lost three
Houston Chronicle Nov 18, 2015

Roger Clemens welcomes Astros SP Dallas Keuchel to the Cy Young club

Roger Clemens, who holds the major league record for the most Cy Young Awards, proudly welcomed Astros ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel into the exclusive Cy Young club.

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel wins AL Cy Young Award

He becomes third pitcher in franchise history to take home award.

Drellich: Why I voted A.J. Hinch for AL manager of year

Two wins separated the records of A.J. Hinch’s Astros and Jeff Banister’s Rangers.   You could say it’s an overlooked credit to the Astros that they led the division for so long in 2015 and that the Rangers, who ultimately won the American League West, never led before their 144th game.    The setup was right for the Astros, the

A.J. Hinch finishes second in AL Manager of Year voting

The Astros-Rangers rivalry extended to awards season Tuesday night, when Astros manager A.J. Hinch came in second in the American League Manager of the Year race to the Rangers’ Jeff Banister.
Houston Chronicle Nov 17, 2015

Voter’s viewpoint: Why Carlos Correa got my vote for Rookie of the Year

Jose Altuve greeted him with not one but two bear hugs, practically jumping into his arms. Hank Conger nonchalantly compared him to reigning AL MVP Mike Trout. Even the otherwise cool A.J. Hinch was giddy.

Astros’ assistant hitting coach Alan Zinter leaves for Padres

Zinter was one of several new hires on the major league staff heading into the 2015 season under new manager A.J. Hinch.
Houston Chronicle Nov 16, 2015

Astros’ Carlos Correa wins AL Rookie of the Year award

He joins Jeff Bagwell as only Astros to win Rookie of the Year award.
Houston Chronicle Nov 16, 2015

Astros’ Dallas Keuchel earns Warren Spahn Award

Dallas Keuchel has picked up another major award. The Astros’ ace lefthander won the 2015 Warren Spahn Award, which is given to Major League Baseball’s best lefthander.
Houston Chronicle Nov 13, 2015

Colby Rasmus glad to return to Houston where he wanted to be

Colby Rasmus was more than pleasantly surprised last week when the Astros tendered him a one year, $15.8 million qualifying offer. “I was surprised and thrilled that they extended an offer to me,” Rasmus said a few hours after he officially accepted the Astros’ offer Friday. Rasmus had been somewhat of an outcast in his
Houston Chronicle Nov 12, 2015

Colby Rasmus returns, accepts Astros’ $15.8 million qualifying offer

Colby Rasmus will be back with the Astros for at least one more season.
Houston Chronicle Nov 12, 2015

Colby Rasmus returns, accepts team’s $15.8 million qualifying offer

Colby Rasmus will be back with the Astros for one more season.

Marlins’ Mike Dunn could be an economical alternative in bullpen for Astros

As the Astros look for bullpen help, one power lefthanded arm who could be an attractive but cheaper alternative to a big name like the Reds’ Aroldis Chapman is Mike Dunn of the Marlins.

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