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Astros minor league RHP Alaniz suspended 50 games

NEW YORK (AP) Houston Astros minor league pitcher Ruben Alaniz has been suspended 50 games without pay for violating baseball's drug program. The commissioner's office announced Saturday that Alaniz was punished following a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 23-year-old right-hander has no record and a 6.44 ERA in 14 games, including one start, with Double-A Corpus...
Via AP on Fox
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Astros mascot pranks JP Arencibia with photoshop

Houston Astros mascot Orbit got revenge on Texas Rangers infielder J.P. Arencibia by photoshopping his face on the body of a Houston Texans cheerleader and displaying it on the scoreboard prior to Friday night's game at Minute Maid Park.Orbit's retaliation was in response Arencibia posting unflattering photos in the locker rooms showing the Astros mascot wearing a Dallas...
Via Holdout Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Houston Astros manager and GM are at odds

http://sports-kings.com/readingbetweentheseams/report-houston-astros-manager-and-gm-are-at-odds/ Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers that cover the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, fantasy sports, college sports and much more. From funny videos to pictures we have it all
Via Sports-Kings
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Astros report: Presley, Springer nearing return to action

Outfielder Alex Presley, who has slowly worked his way back since his rehab assignment was cut short two weeks ago, will take batting practice on the field Friday for the first time since mid August. George Springer, who also had a setback on his rehab assignment earlier this month, is making progress in his recovery from the left quad strain that landed him on the DL on July 20...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Tension Growing Between Astros' Manager Bo Porter, GM Jeff Luhnow

General manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter are at odds, according to multiple major-league sources. Porter expressed his frustration with Luhnow to owner Jim Crane in a conversation earlier this month, sources said. Luhnow and Crane declined comment. Porter also declined comment, saying, “My focus is on managing and finishing the season strong.” Porter’s frustration...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Astros Injury Update: Robbie Grossman out with ankle issue

After leaving Wednesday night's game with a twisted ankle, Houston Astros outfielder, Robbie Grossman, was not in the lineup Thursday night, and is currently listed as day-to-day. Grossman day to day after twisting ankle: Robbie Grossman sat out on Thursday after he twisted his left ankle ... http://t.co/2rejnEXQtz— Houston Astros (@AstrosmIb) August 29, 2014After a steady...
Via MLB Injury News
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Dexter Fowler (OF, HOU) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in Deeper Leagues / AL-Only Leagues ANALYSIS: Dexter Fowler has had a wishy-washy season, to say the least. He has dealt with injury, and he has been a part of a somewhat anemic offense. That being said, over the last month Fowler is batting .291 which has hiked his season average up to .274. […]
Via RotoBaller
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Castro’s grand slam lifts Astros past Rangers

Jose Altuve was initially stumped Thursday when asked what it would mean to finally reclaim the Silver Boot from their Lone Star Series rivals. Truth be told, the memories of last year’s bitter struggles against the Rangers are more than enough incentive for the Astros to regain the upper hand in the state. “What’s the Silver Boot?” Altuve asked innocently. “We want to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DraftKings – Hey, McHugh, Get Off Of My Cloud

And get into my DraftKings roster. When I was 19-20 years old, we used to go to my buddies house and drink 40's in his side yard. With nothing else better to do, we would just get wasted, smoke cheap cigarettes and try to entertain each other anyway we could. This would consist of telling jokes, watching TV on a 6 inch black and white or lighting things on fire. One day my buddy...
Via Razzball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s a tall order, but this Astros fan’s first pitch may be one of the worst ever (video)

The pantheon of pathetic ceremonial first pitches is packed with poor showings, embarrassing failures and outright travesties. So many, in fact, that it would take far too much time to chronicle each and every one of them. While it is indeed harder than it looks – just ask 50 Cent — the act of either […] The post It’s a tall order, but this Astros fan’s first pitch may...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Fan Tops 50 Cent, Miss Texas For Year’s Worst First Pitch (Video)

Stop the fight. We have a winner. The 2014 Major League Baseball season has seen the full gamut of terrible, horrible, no good, very bad ceremonial first pitches, but the one tossed out Tuesday by one “lucky” Houston Astros fan takes the cake. Your browser does not support iframes. That was more of a slam dunk/volleyball spike, and its never a good sign when the ball hits the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros fan spikes first pitch into the ground (Video)

A Houston Astros fan botched the ceremonial first pitch before Tuesday night's game at Minute Maid Park by spiking the ball into the ground. It wasn't planned, but was more a matter of releasing the ball too late in her throwing motion. She probably could have used a little more practice.Astros mascot Orbit hung his head in disappointment, but gave the fan a reassuring...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Astros game has terrible first pitch

One lucky Astros fan was invited to throw out the first pitch before Tuesday night's Athletics-Astros game. And after watching her fail as badly as 50 Cent did, the team may want to consider vetting their choices next time...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros star in terrible mall commercial of their own

The “intentionally terrible” mall commercial that has caught fire this week has inspired numerous parodies, and Houston Astros pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Collin McHugh starred in a remake of their own. Quickly, two thoughts. 1) Why are they advertising “back to baseball” when we’re near the end of August? 2) Is someone going to get wound up at a pitcher advertising pine...
Via Awful Announcing
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros could still sign No. 1 overall pick Brady Aiken?

The Houston Astors failed to sign the first overall pick in Brady Aiken after selecting the left-hander in June. Concerns over his elbow in a pre-signing physical caused the Astros to lower his signing bonus and for a deal between the two to fall though. The Astros also failed to sign fifth-round pick Jacob Nix who has a grievance hearing scheduled. Reports across the web circulated...
Via Tireball.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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