Found February 15, 2014 on Sports Injury Alert:
Houston Astros pitcher Alex White has spent the past few months rehabbing at the Astros' training complex in preparation to return from Tommy John surgery. He has worked through a throwing program and pitched a bullpen session in front of general manager Jeff Luhnow, assistant GM, David Stearsns, and the Astros medical staff. He is now getting closer to joining his team in Spring Training and competing for a starting rotation spot says's Brian McTaggart. By Houston Astros, via Wikimedia CommonsWhite, acquired from the Colorado Rockies in December of 2012, made the Astros' starting rotation out of Spring Training last year but suffered the right elbow strain before the regular season began. He had the surgery in April and missed the entire season. Luhnow likes what he has seen from White's efforts and expects the 25-year-old to compete for a rotation spot again this spring. The Astros expect White to be ready in early- to mid-March. Luhnow discussed his optim...

Astros’ White focuses on health, not starts

The last time Astros righthander Alex White pitched in a game — an exhibition against the Chicago Cubs on March 29, 2013 — he thought he would get through the elbow pain. A lot of pitchers are that way. They might feel some discomfort during a game, but they know their bodies best. For White, the pain would typically subside by the next outing. That game against the Cubs at...

Astros revamped pitching staff reports

The Houston Astros know one thing about their pitching staff this year: It will be different from last season's crew. That has to be reassuring, because Houston's 4.79 ERA was the worst in the major leagues as the Astros lost 111 games. As they prepared for the first organized workout for pitchers and catchers Sunday, general manner Jeff Luhnow said ''the rotation...

Astros invitee Peter Moylan says ‘I’m not done yet’

Peter Moylan is 35 years old. Before this year, the Astros righthander and Australia native had never fully experienced winter. He didn’t cherish it. A one-time pharmaceutical sales rep, Moylan spent 2006-12 with the Braves, and he still has a home in Atlanta. He began the offseason in Australia for 10 weeks before heading back to Georgia, where he said he saw the temperature...

Scott Feldman only definite Astros starter

On a pitching staff filled with lots of potential, the one big free agent signing is the only one guaranteed a job.’s Brian McTaggart spoke with General Manager Jeff Luhnow about how the rotation was going to stack up, and his answer didn’t exactly clear anything up. The Astros have also signed Jerome Williams, who could be used either as a rotation member or as a long...

Fields looking to make his mark on the back of the Astros’ bullpen

The six save opportunities righthander Josh Fields pitched in last year were more than any Astros pitcher besides Jose Veras. No longer a kid at age 28, Fields is not a hard-thrower who only came into closing recently because of, say, an aborted attempt at starting. He was dominant as the stopper at the University of Georgia, where he set the SEC record for saves (41) and earned...

Houston Astros Pitching Analysis & Projections: 2014 Fantasy Baseball

In a continuation of my last piece on the Houston Astros offense, today I’m going to examine the current pitchers on the Astros roster for the upcoming fantasy season. In case you don’t like reading, though, here’s the readers’ digest version of this one: none of them are draftable in 2014 fantasy baseball leagues, and I mean [...]

Rays reach deal with Erik Bedard

getty images The Tampa Bay Rays and free agent pitcher Erik Bedard have come to terms on a minor league deal. Thus far no opt out dates have been reported. Bedard, 34, spent last season pitching for the Houston Astros. In Tampa Bay he will provide depth. Last season Bedard made 26 of his 32 appearances as a starter finishing the season with a 4.59 ERA and a 1.48 WHIP.  Bedard racked...

Red Sox sign Francisco Cordero to minor league deal

38-year-old relief pitcher Francisco Cordero has reported to Spring Training with the Boston Red Sox on a minor-league deal. Cordero last appeared in the big leagues with the Houston Astros in 2012, and is looking to make a James_in_to via Flickr/Wikimedia CommonsJohn Tomase of the Boston Herald broke the story on Sunday morning, and indicated that Cordero will get &...

2014 American League West projected lineups

2014 American League West projected lineups: Houston Astros: 1. Dexter Fowler, S, CF 2. Jose Altuve, RH, 2B 3. Jason Castro, LH, C 4. Chris Carter, RH, 1B 5. Marc Krauss, LH, DH 6. Robbie Grossman, S, LF 7. Matt Dominguez, RH, 3B 8. L.J. Hoes, RH, RF 9. Jonathan Villar, S, SS   Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: 1. Erick Aybar, S, SS 2. Mike Trout, RH, CF 3. Albert Pujols, RH, 1B 4...
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