Found September 03, 2013 on Fox Sports:
The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Matt Pagnozzi from the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations, a day after All-Star catcher Jason Castro sprained his right knee. The Astros haven't said how long they expect Castro to be out. But his injury Sunday left them with just one healthy catcher on the roster in Cody Clark. Catchers Carlos Corporan and Max Stassi are both on the seven-day concussion disabled list. Pagnozzi had played in 33 games in a career with stops in St. Louis, Colorado and Pittsburgh. Houston transferred right-hander Edgar Gonzalez to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Pagnozzi on the roster.

Why the Atlanta Braves title hopes may not be doomed after all

Move over Jason Heyward, a new catalyst sits atop the Atlanta Braves lineup. Jordan Schafer, after a spectacular weekend performance, is making this Jason Heyward injury a lot easier to swallow. Once a highly-touted minor league prospect and heir to the Braves center field, Schafer has had a career of ups and downs. Well, mostly downs. In 2008 he was suspended for 50 games for HGH...

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Video: Houston Astros groundskeeper dances his heart out

Your browser does not support iframes.Sunday's game at Minute Maid Park between the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros wasn't very exciting. The Astros pulled out a 2-0 victory in what was otherwise known as a pitcher's duel.Aside from the game, the most exciting thing that took place on the field was this Astros groundskeeper busting some dance moves in between...

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Crowe's RBI single in 9th lifts Astros over Twins

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Twins rookie Chris Colabello showing power potential

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