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Astros place 3 on DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 11 months ago
Kissimmee, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have placed three pitchers on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Wednesday. Right-handers Josh Fields (right groin strain) and Brad Peacock (right hip surgery) and lefty Brett Oberholtzer (left index finger blister) will begin the season on the DL. The Astros also optioned pitcher Kevin Chapman, outfielder L.J. Hoes and...

2015 PREVIEW AL WEST: Can the Mariners take the next step?

By The Sports Network, 1 year 12 months ago
Houston should take another step toward respectability, but Texas has already been bitten by the injury bug. It proved to be the death knell for the Rangers in 2014 and it could be their undoing again this season. HOUSTON ASTROS (2014 Finish - 70-92 Fourth in AL West) The Houston Astros definitely had a better second year in the AL than their maiden voyage in 2013. However, they lost 92...

Astros send Johnson to Reds

By The Sports Network, 2 years 15 hours ago
Goodyear, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - The Cincinnati Reds acquired infielder Dan Johnson from the Houston Astros for a player to be named later or cash considerations on Thursday. Johnson, 35, was a non-roster invite to major league spring training, signing a minor-league deal on Dec. 13, 2014. In 14 spring training games, he is batting just .158 (3-for-19) with one RBI. A nine-year...

Recap: Atlanta vs. Houston

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 week ago
Lake Buena Vista, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Andrelton Simmons homered among his three hits and drove in three runs to power the Atlanta Braves to a 6-5 spring training win over the Houston Astros on Saturday. Christian Bethancourt knocked in three runs, while starter Wandy Rodriguez tossed four scoreless innings for the win. Colby Rasmus and Brett Phillips each homered and Jose Altuve,...

Houston Astros 2015 Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 2 years 3 weeks ago
You could argue that the Astros had nowhere to go but up in 2014. After all, they won just 51 games the year before and couldn’t afford another 100-loss season. But the Astros wound up making one of the biggest turnarounds in baseball last year, improving by 19 games and injecting some enthusiasm and promise into a franchise that sorely needed it. The challenge now for the Astros...

Astros sign Thatcher to minors deal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros signed reliever Joe Thatcher to a minor league contract on Friday. Thatcher, 33, made a combined 53 appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last season. The Angels acquired him in July to boost their bullpen, but he finished with an 8.53 ERA in 6 1/3 innings. The left-hander pitched six-plus years...

Astros sign Roberto Hernandez

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have signed veteran pitcher Roberto Hernandez to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to the team's spring training camp. Hernandez went a combined 8-11 with a 4.10 earned run average over 32 games (29 starts) with Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014. The right- hander was traded from the Phillies to the Dodgers...

Astros avoid arbitration with Gonzalez

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros avoided arbitration with infielder Marwin Gonzalez Friday by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract. Gonzalez, 25, was coming off a career season after setting personal highs with 103 games, 285 at-bats, a .277 batting average and six home runs. The switch-hitter has batted .248 with 49 RBI and 172 hits, including 12 home runs, in...

Astros send Corporan to Rangers

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have acquired 19-year-old pitching prospect Akeem Bostick from the Texas Rangers in exchange for catcher Carlos Corporan. Corporan was designated for assignment on Tuesday after the Astros signed outfielder Colby Rasmus. Bostick was a second-round pick of the Rangers in 2013. The right-hander finished 5-6 with a 5.17 earned run...

Astros land OF Rasmus

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 months ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros signed free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus Tuesday to a one-year contract. Rasmus will reportedly make $8 million for the upcoming season, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old batted .225 with 40 RBI and 18 home runs over 104 games last season for the Blue Jays. Rasmus will most likely take over in center field for...