Posted November 05, 2012 on
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The Houston Astros have hired Eduardo Perez as bench coach and Dennis Martinez as bullpen coach to complete the staff of new manager Bo Porter.
Martinez was a pitching coach in the Cardinals system for the last six seasons. He was a four-time All-Star and threw a perfect game in a playing career from 1976-98.
Perez is the manager of the Colombian team in the World Baseball Classic. He recently worked as hitting coach for the Marlins. The first baseman spent parts of 13 seasons in the majors as a player.
The Astros also announced that Tony DeFrancesco, who was Houston's interim manager at the end of last season, would return to his former job as manager of Triple-A Oklahoma City.
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Last week, we brought you an image of the new Astros logo. Friday night was the official launch party for the new logo and uniforms, and this is what they look like, courtesy of Cory Hepola of CSN Houston. Pretty slick, in my opinion. A nice blend of the old and the new. The shading on the cap logo is slightly different, but the logo itself is the same basic logo as what the...
Alright, it's not injury news. But it's cool. Take a look at the Houston Astros place in what will be next year's American League West:
And in addition to the league change, the Astros have switched up their uniforms. Go ahead and check them out at Astros.com.
We continue on with our 2012 Astros projections (see part one here). Warning: Astros fans may want to turn their heads.
Key: SSS = Small Sample Size (too small of a big league sample to make a judgement)
Matt Dominguez - 3B - HOU
2013 Age: 23 - Splits: SSS
2013 Projection: 487 AB, .224/.293/.393, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 41 R, 0 SB
Notes: What do you...
The Houston Astros have hired David Stearns as assistant general manager.
The 27-year-old Stearns was Cleveland's director of baseball operations last season. Before joining the Indians, the Harvard graduate spent three seasons working in the commissioner's office. He was on the league's negotiating committee on the recently completed collective bargaining agreement...