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Reid Ryan has been introduced as the new president of the Houston Astros.
Ryan, the eldest son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, was the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
The 41-year-old Reid Ryan helped create the Express, an affiliate of the Texas Rangers and the Hooks, an Astros' affiliate.
His father played for the Astros from 1980-88 and spent four years beginning in 2004 as a special assistant to the general manager in Houston before joining the front office of the Texas Rangers. His famous dad and former Astros great Craig Biggio were on hand Friday for the announcement.
The younger Ryan takes over the position that was left vacant when George Postolos resigned on Monday.
Also on Friday, Astros' owner Jim Crane announced that he had agreed to a letter of intent to buy the Hooks. The sale is pending baseball and Ryan-Sanders shareholders' approval. The Astros plan to assume control of operations of the Hooks at the end of the 2013 season.
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The Houston Astros have called a Friday news conference amid multiple reports that a son of Hall of Fame pitcher and Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan has been chosen to be their next president.
Reid Ryan is the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, which owns the Triple-A Round Rock Express and Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.
Several media outlets reported the hiring citing anonymous sources...
If there was a monarchy in Texas baseball, the Ryans would easily be its royal family.
Reid Ryan, the son of all-time strikeout king and Texas Rangers president and CEO Nolan Ryan, is set to be named as president of the Houston Astros, according to an MLB.com report. Ryan serves on Minor League Baseball’s board of trustees, in addition to operating the Triple-A Round Rock Express...
Nolan and Reid Ryan enjoy a light moment before a Rangers/Longhorns exhibition game in AustinCredit:AP
The Houston Astros are hoping for “like father, like son”. According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Reid Ryan, son of 300 game winner, all time strikeout king, and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan has been selected to be the next president of the struggling Houston Astros franchise...
ARLINGTON, Texas Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington was looking for a way to get Ian Kinsler a day off.
Bruised ribs weren't in the plans though.
Kinsler was a late scratch Friday because of bruised ribs. Kinsler first hurt his ribs last weekend during a series in Houston when he was hit by a ball while trying to steal second base.
He aggravated the injury Thursday night...
Before going any further, it needs to be said that Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is a very good baserunner. Over the course of his eight-year career he’s stolen 160 bases and been caught just 33 times for a solid 83 percent success rate. He’s also generally known around baseball as a “heads-up” baserunner, rarely making a miscue or running into a giveaway out.
When the Texas Rangers initially placed catcher A.J. Pierzynski on the disabled list with an oblique injury, the veteran backstop was frustrated by the move. However, Pierzynski now admits that he "probably shouldn't have kept playing" through the pain, as he's now revealed that he's been dealing with a torn oblique, not a strain as originally thought.
Ron Washington was not about to question himself Friday over Yu Darvish's recent workload.
Especially since Darvish felt fine after throwing a career-high 130 pitches Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers.
The Texas manager had no qualms about sending his ace back to the mound in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers even though the Rangers had a 10-4 lead.
On Wednesday, Rangers pitcher Alexi Ogando made it to the sixth inning with a no-hitter going and FOX wasn’t going to risk jinxing it. When they flashed a graphic of the box score as they returned during the bottom of the sixth the local Fox affiliate folks put in there a very funny line saving them from some blame if Ogando were to lose it. Ogando of course went ahead and lost...
ARLINGTON, Texas Geovany Soto's three-run homer Thursday off Detroit ace Justin Verlander is one he will tell his grandkids about. Just ask him.
"Hell, yeah," Soto said. "No, but it felt good. Spending so much time in the National League, you only get to see these guys on TV. Once you get to face them, you're like, "Wow!" It felt good."
Was it "Fake Mustache Night" at the Texas Rangers game on Saturday?
We're not sure, but Batting Stance Guy sends his props.
Hey girls in Rangers front row. Love it. twitter.com/BattingStanceG...
-- Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) May 19, 2013
Then again, maybe it's Tony Clifton in the front row.
Somebody needs to help Ian Kinsler out with his sliding form, because this head-first gem isn't right at all.
Jason Castro led off the 11th inning with a double and scored the go-ahead run on a close play at the plate as the Houston Astros topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Saturday night.
Castro doubled off the top of the center-field fence against Bryan Morris (1-2), and Carlos Pena was intentionally walked one out later. The runners moved up on a wild pitch and Castro scored when he...
Jimmy Paredes dropped Russell Martin's bases-loaded fly ball when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore with two outs in the ninth inning, the second missed catch by a Houston right fielder, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the Astros 5-4 Friday night.
Down 4-1, Pittsburgh started its comeback in the sixth when Chris Carter, usually a designated hitter, dropped...
23-17, 2nd place, .5 games behind Cle (won earlier today)
Wow, what a game last night. Spectacular effort by Porcello (that’s now 24 Ks in his last 25 IPs – 3.24 ERA and a .96 WHIP…pretty salty), and the bullpen was almost as good. Luckily, I was at a graduation celebration last night and didn’t have to stomach Valverde in the 9th. Kudos to those of you who stuck it out....
Astros (11-31) at Pirates (25-17)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to win their fifth straight and clinch this weekend’s series against the Astros tonight. This is a chance for the Bucs to put together an extended winning streak – something we haven’t seen for a long time.
Erik Bedard (0-2, 6.67) vs. A.J. Burnett...