Found December 08, 2011 on
DALLAS (AP) -- The Houston Astros have hired Jeff Luhnow as their new general manager, hoping he can help rebuild a team that finished with the worst record in the major leagues.

Astros make RHP Cruz top pick in Rule 5 draft

The Houston Astros have made pitcher Rhiner Cruz the top pick in baseball's Rule 5 draft. The draft of players left off the 40-man rosters of major league teams was held Thursday at the winter meetings. The right-handed Cruz was a combined 5-3 with seven saves in Class A and Double-A for the New York Mets. A total of 12 players were picked in the major league portion of the...

Top 50 Prospects: #29 – Jonathan Singleton

#29 Jonathan Singleton Houston Astros DOB: 9/18/1991 Previous Rank: 37 ETA: 2014 Singleton was the centerpiece of the deal that sent Hunter Pence to the Philadelphia.  Prior to the trade, Singleton spent time at both first and left.  This ranking is based on the premise that Singleton, despite possessing a grading of 30-40 in the speed tool and a 40-50 arm, ends up playing at...

Astros select RHP Rhiner Cruz in Rule 5 Draft

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Astros hire Cardinals’ Luhnow as new general manager

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Astros have solid list of GM candidates

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