The Houston Astros will soon get a new owner and now it appears they will be in a new league in two seasons.
Houston area businessman Jim Crane was told by Major League Baseball that in order to buy the team, he must move the Astros from the National League to the American League.
Crane is said to be getting a $70 million discount from the $680 million used to buy the team for moving to the American League. With Houston's move, both the AL and NL will now have an equal 15 teams each. The most likely destination for Houston in the AL is the AL West which only has four teams, the smallest in MLB.
The Astros have been in the National League since their existence in 1962. They have also won a National League pennant in 2005, when they defeated their division rival St. Louis Cardinals in a six game series.