Found April 05, 2013 on
The Houston Astros will be without starting pitcher Alex White for the 2013 season. White, a 24-year-old right hander, will have Tommy John surgery. White had decreased velocity this spring and was originally diagnosed with a strained pitching elbow. The Astros acquired White from the Rockies in exchange for Wilton Lopez. Last season White made 23 appearances with the Rockies finishing with a 5.51 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Travis Blackey who was acquired from Oakland in a trade on Thursday has been promoted to the big league roster. Edgar Gonzalez was designated for assignment in order to clear a spot on the 40 man roster for Blackley. The Astros also announced today that Erik Bedard will make his first start of the season on Tuesday. Bud Norris and Lucas Harrell will each move up a day.

Alex White likely to undergo Tommy John surgery

If we're being honest with ourselves, Alex White's potential surgery will have little to no impact on the Houston Astros' season.  They are going to finish in last place in the American League West with or without White.  The potential surgery will have an impact on White, though.  He won't be available for a return to the mound until April of next year if he...

Astros place Travis Blackley on disabled list

The Houston Astros placed left handed pitcher Travis Blackley on the disabled list on Saturday. Blackley was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. Blackley has a left shoulder strain. It is unclear when the injury occurred or how long the 30-year-old will be out of action. Houston had planned to start Blackley in the bullpen. Last season he split time between San Francisco...

Houston Astros payroll and salaries for each player for the 2013 season

Take a look at the Houston Astros' team payroll and individual player salary for the 2013 Major League Baseball season.

Rank Relief: Our newly minted segment on the continued collapse of at least one reliver each night of the season.

Tonight’s guest:  Xavier Cedeno of the Houston Astros.  Everyone knows the Astros are not really trying to win this year so I try to cut them some slack, but this made Carlos Marmol look like Nolan Ryan.  At least Marmol got some people out.  Cedeno has only pitched 30 some innings in the majors and he’s going to wish he could start over after tonight.  Cedeno allowed 6...

Houston Astros fan has epic mustache

Yu Darvish’s almost perfect game still wouldn’t have topped this fairly noticeable mustache from this Astros fan.

Athletics-Astros Preview

After getting plenty of production to win their AL debut, the Houston Astros have struggled to generate any kind of offense. The Oakland Athletics' bats have awaken after a quiet start. In danger of being shut out in three straight games for the first time in almost 28 years, the Astros look to avoid a third consecutive loss while trying to prevent the visiting A's from...
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