Found November 03, 2011 on Miami Herald:
The Houston Astros have claimed infielder Brian Bixler off waivers from the Washington Nationals.

Astros claim utility IF Brian Bixler off of waivers from Nationals

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Nationals lose Bixler to Astros

Placed on waivers by the Nationals, infielder/outfielder Brian Bixler was claimed by the Astros on Thursday afternoon.

Michael Morse says he feels like Brad Pitt

(Ross Detwiler and Michael Morse in Taiwan. Screen cap via So Michael Morse and Ross Detwiler were out signing autographs for the adoring public on Wednesday; and here's Morse on the reaction he's getting from fans: "I feel like Brad Pitt or something." (Michael Morse, via, 11/2/2011) And in case you're looking for video of Morse...

Houston Astros 2011 Minor League Review

Houston Astros 2011 Minor League Review Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America: 2011 (26) | 2010 (30) | 2009 (30) | 2008 (29) | 2007 (22) | 2006 (20) | 2005 (22) | 2004 (29) 2011 Affiliate Records MLB: [56-106] NL Central AAA: [68-75] Pacific Coast League – Oklahoma City AA: [50-90] Texas League – Corpus Christi A+: [55-85] California League – Lancaster A: [59...

Report: Nationals sign P Wang to one-year deal

The Washington Nationals have signed free-agent pitcher Chien-Ming Wang to a one-year deal worth $4 million.Wang had a solid comeback season after missing the entire 2010 campaign with shoulder problems. The 31-year-old went 4-3 with a 4.04 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals.Wang spent his first five seasons with the New York Yankees, emerging as one of the club's top hurlers...

Castro working his way back in Fall League

Astros catcher Jason Castro is continuing to make good progress while rehabilitating his surgically repaired right knee in the Arizona Fall League and was selected to play in the Rising Stars Game on Saturday.

Bryce Harper's Bat Explodes In Arizona Fall League

Less than one month ago, I wrote an article about how Washington Nationals top prospect Bryce Harper was struggling in the Arizona Fall League, like he has done at every new level in his short MiLB career.  Well, that struggle is officially over. Yesterday, Harper went 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and hit his 5th HR in the Fall League.  He brought his batting average up to .290 and extended...

Nationals announce 1-year deal with RHP Wang

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Right-hander Chien-Ming Wang has agreed to a one-year contract to return to the Washington Nationals.

Nationals, Chien-Ming Wang agree on 1-year deal

The Washington Nationals and right-handed pitcher Chien-Ming Wang have agreed on a new one-year deal, pending a physical, according to a team source. The deal, which is the Nationals' first free-agent signing of the 2011 offseason, keeps the sinkerballer in the fold and helps shore up the Nationals' rotation. Wang ...

Astros prospects: The experts weigh in

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Nationals Interested In Roy Oswalt

The Nationals have expressed interest in Roy Oswalt, according to's Bill Ladson. Earlier today, Rizzo explained to reporters that he's looking for a veteran starter this offseason. "We want a guy that has shown he's a good leader, that can win in the big leagues," Rizzo said. "It's not about having the best stuff. It's about being able...

Center fielder, starting pitcher are on Nationals' radar as free agency begins

When the clock struck 12:01 Thursday morning, Major League Baseball's free agency period officially — if somewhat unceremoniously — began. The Nationals are expected to be players this offseason, though their list of needs isn't long. In its estimation, Washington already is close to contention; a center fielder and a starting ...
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