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Bud Norris' next start against major league hitters will be Houston's season opener against Texas.
The Astros right-hander threw six scoreless innings Friday in 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday. It came nine days before Norris is scheduled to open the season against the Rangers, one fewer day than the ideal number that would allow for two five-day breaks.
''He will throw again on the 26th (Tuesday) in a minor-league game,'' Houston manager Bo Porter said. ''It will be a shorter outing than he had today, which will have him ready to come back on regular rest on the 31st for opening day.''
Norris has had a good spring, and his latest outing might have been his best. He scattered three hits and three walks while striking out four in six innings.
''I'm really confident with (catcher Jason) Castro back there. We're really getting on the same page, day in and day out,'' Norris said. ''The strengt...
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The projections for 2013 for the Houston Astros are all pretty grim. And that is understandable considering the team lost 107 games in 2012, have to switch leagues in 2013 and have a projected 2013 payroll of $14.6 million. Baseball Prospectus expects the team to lose 97 games in 2013. And any kind of optimism for the Astros to surprise anyone in the coming year would be supremely...
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The Houston Astros have sold off most of their veteran
players over the past year-plus in an effort to acquire talent and build toward
a squad that can compete for years to come. With the regular season
approaching, Houston continues to tell teams that they are willing to listen on
any of their players, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN.
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The A’s announced on Saturday they have claimed first baseman Nate Freiman off waivers from the Astros.
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KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Rick Ankiel had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to lead the Houston Astros to a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
Ankiel pinch-hit for Brandon Barnes after Tyler Greene and Jose Altuve had opened the inning with singles off Edward Mujica.
Altuve had two of Houston's six hits and scored two runs.
Bud Norris, scheduled...
Tigers ace Justin Verlander gave three home runs and the Houston Astros beat Detroit 7-2 Thursday night.
Carlos Corporan hit two homers for the Astros. Brandon Laird and Matt Dominguez also homered Houston.
Verlander allowed four earned runs in 5 2-3 innings. He has a 4.74 ERA this spring.
Lucas Harrell, who will pitch the second game of the season for Houston, gave up two runs...