Posted June 03, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Houston Astros have placed first baseman Carlos Lee on the 15-day disabled list because of a left hamstring strain and recalled infielder Brett Wallace from Triple-A Oklahoma City. It's just the second time in his career that the 35-year-old Lee has been on the disabled list. He was injured running to first base on Friday night. He's played in 49 of Houston's 54 games this season and is hitting .297 with four homers and 23 RBIs. Wallace hit .265 with 10 homers and 37 RBIs in 50 games for Oklahoma City this season. He was in the lineup at first base for Sunday's series finale against the Cincinnati Reds.

Astros place Lee on DL, call up Wallace

The Houston Astros have placed outfielder Carlos Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring, the team announced Sunday. To take Lee's roster spot, the Astros have recalled infielder Brett Wallace from Class AAA Oklahoma City. Lee will be facing the second trip to the disabled list in 14 seasons. He is in his sixth season with the Astros, hitting .297 with...

Astros' Carlos Lee mulling over trade

Houston Astros first baseman Carlos Lee remains undecided on whether he will accept a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Lee says he doesn't know when a decision will be finalized. After Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Cubs, Lee said he would talk it over with his wife and ''probably'' have a decision by Sunday. The veteran slugger, who is in the final year of...

Astros place starter Lee on disabled list

Muting the enjoyment of a victorious Sunday was the fact that the Astros will have to spend the first extended time without one of their key players. Before the 5-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, the Astros placed Carlos Lee on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and called up Brett Wallace from Triple-A Oklahoma City. It's the second disabled list move...

Astros see Correa as future face of franchise

The Houston Astros were looking for a player who could become the face of this struggling franchise with the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. The more they learned about Carlos Correa, the surer they were that he could become just that. Houston loved the talent and skills of the 17-year-old shortstop. But they were just as impressed with him as a person. Correa, who starred...

Baseball draft surprise: Astros take Puerto Rican teenager with No. 1 pick

The Houston Astros surprised many observers by selecting a 17-year-old infielder from Puerto Rico with the first overall pick in Major League Baseball's 2012 first-year player draft on Monday. The Astros chose shortstop Carlos Correa of the Puerto Rican Baseball Academy and High School. The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Correa became the highest-drafted Puerto Rican high school...

Norris ends month on negative note for 'Stros

Although Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris had an overall fantastic May, his last start of the month was a big disappointment. Norris coughed up a career-high nine runs in 1.2 innings while working through a hip flexor injury.

Royals draft RHP Kyle Zimmer at No. 5

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- The Houston Astros selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico. Correa has an incredibly strong arm and terrific instincts defensively, and the Astros might have found a big-time bat for the middle of their lineup. He bested catcher Ramon...

Astros 5, Reds 3

Jordan Lyles pitched seven strong innings and pinch-hitter Justin Maxwell had a two-run homer to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday, snapping a season-worst eight-game skid. Zack Cozart hit a two-run homer off Lyles in the third inning, but the Reds couldn't get anything else going against the 21 year old. He allowed five hits and struck...

Astros improving while Cardinals winning less in minors

It was a random Sunday tweet from a Houston Astros follower, destined to be lost among the volumes of Twitter noise – except I couldn’t forget it. “All Astros farm teams at .500 or better. Hasn’t happened in a long time.” Player development is the main priority in all organizations, but playing winning baseball is important, too. Of course, it would be ridiculous to declare...

The Astros Big Decision

The MLB Draft will commence on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. eastern time with the Houston Astros kicking off the night with the number one selection. Scouts and front offices have routinely been quoted as saying this year’s class lacks elite talent, especially within the college ranks. Chicago White Sox scouting director Doug Laumann stated over the weekend that “it’s probably...

Astros take Correa with top pick

The Houston Astros have selected 17-year-old shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft, making him the highest selection ever to come from Puerto Rico.

Creeper of the Week: J.D. Martinez

By this point of the season, most useful players are owned. Alejandro De Aza types were gone by the third week in April, assuming they weren’t drafted by a savvy owner. Guys like Dexter Fowler are gone too, even if they’re close to useless in half of their games (.290 AVG, .885 OPS at home, .239 AVG, .684 OPS on the road). Not all hope is lost, though. Potentially useful players...
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