Astros News

  • Keuchel twirls fourth CG of '14; Astros win set

    If there were any lingering effects from the Astros' deflating loss from the night before, they surely hid it from the masses. The Astros came out swinging on Wednesday -- and swinging, and swinging, and swinging -- scoring six runs right off the bat, so to speak, to coast to an easy 8-1 win over the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics behind Dallas Keuchel's complete game.

  • Appel hurls five scoreless frames at Double-A

    Perhaps the biggest challenge for right-handed pitcher Mark Appel on Wednesday night was figuring how he was going to get some sleep on an overnight bus trip to Midland that will cover nearly 500 miles.

  • Zeid to undergo surgery on both feet

    Astros reliever Josh Zeid has been fighting through pain in both of his feet for most of the last year and a half, opting to push himself on the pitcher's mound while trying to ignore the discomfort that constantly reminded him that something wasn't quite right. That has all come to a halt in light of the news that Zeid will undergo surgery on both feet, six weeks apart.

  • Astros take confidence into opener vs. Jays

    Jarred Cosart will take the mound against the Blue Jays on Thursday at Minute Maid Park as the Astros attempt to build off their series victory over the American League-leading A's earlier this week. Toronto will counter with Drew Hutchison.

  • Astros' Carter scratched with illness

    Astros designated hitter Chris Carter was a late scratch from Wednesday's lineup against the A's after he fell ill in the hours leading up to gametime. In other ailment news, outfielder Alex Presley hit off the tee Wednesday morning and is encouraged by the progress he is making.

  • Astros can't hold lead in ninth in loss to A's

    The Astros were an out away from locking down a series win over the team boasting baseball's best record, but the bullpen could not put away an A's club that came roaring from behind in the ninth. The result was a 7-4 defeat to Oakland that marked Houston's sixth loss in seven games.

  • Nearing return from DL, Springer takes live BP

    Rookie outfielder George Springer, who hasn't played since July 19 because of a left quad strain, took batting practice on the field Tuesday for the first time since he was injured.

  • Astros starters bracing for possible trades

    Since the Astros made it known on Monday they were willing to trade one of their starting pitchers, the team has seen an increase in the number of phone calls from teams interested in starters Scott Feldman, Collin McHugh, Dallas Keuchel, Jarred Cosart and Brett Oberholtzer. The club is also dangling Brad Peacock, who's pitching in Triple-A.

  • Astros prospect Santana gets four hits

    Outfielder Domingo Santana, the Astros' No. 3 prospect, collected four hits and drove in two runs Tuesday, helping Triple-A Oklahoma City to a 7-3 victory at Round Rock.

  • Astros belt four homers to top first-place A's

    Chris Carter, Jason Castro, Marc Krauss and Matt Dominguez each homered behind a solid start from Brett Oberholtzer as the Astros overpowered the first-place A's at Minute Maid Park on Monday night.

  • Albers to get back on mound Friday

    Astros relief pitcher Matt Albers hopes to take a step forward in his long recovery from should tendinitis by throwing off a mound on Friday. Albers has been on the disabled list since April 22.

  • Astros' rotation depth offers trade options

    In effort to land a bat to add to their struggling offense, the Astros are willing to trade one of their starting pitchers, as they currently have six arms capable of filling a rotation role.

  • Astros interested in Cuban OF Castillo

    The Astros may schedule a one-on-one workout with Cuban outfield prospect Rusney Castillo, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday. The club had multiple scouts watch Castillo's tryout in front of Major League scouts and executives on Saturday in Miami, and Luhnow said the club has an interest in signing him.

  • Correa, Appel headline Astros' updated Top 20 list

    With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, MLBPipeline.com has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

  • This Deadline will be a lot quieter in Houston

    The days leading up to the non-waiver Trade Deadline the previous four years have been a whirlwind for Astros fans, who saw the team begin its ambitious rebuilding plan by trading away franchise stalwarts Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt in 2010. As Thursday's Deadline approaches, the Astros will be less active than they've been in recent years.

  • Castro: 'No ill will' among Astros toward Appel

    Astros relief pitcher Chad Qualls and catcher Jason Castro, two of the club's leading veterans, both said on Monday that they weren't aware of any players on the team who had any issues with former No. 1 Draft pick Mark Appel coming to Minute Maid Park on Sunday to throw in the bullpen.

  • Astros' Singleton working to shorten his swing

    Astros first baseman Jon Singleton, hitting .178 since his callup, and outfielder L.J. Hoes did some extensive work in the batting cage on the field Monday with hitting coach John Mallee.

  • Porter loses challenge on Krauss' foul ball

    Astros manager Bo Porter lost a challenge in the second inning on Monday against the A's when he argued a ball hit down the first-base line by Marc Krauss should have been called fair.