Blue Jays Rumors: Toronto looking to acquire Dexter Fowler from Houston

Outfield is becoming a need for the Toronto Blue Jays as both Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus are free agents and not expected to return. There has been recent reports of the Blue Jays being interested in Nick Markakis but it is unclear if he will be out of their price range. One solution to finding an outfielder could be through a trade with the Houston Astros for switch-hitting...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves to Astros: You want Gattis? Then also take Upton and his big contract

The Astros first began targeting Evan Gattis last summer. And when they asked about Gattis again early in the offseason, the Braves came back with an interesting response, according to major-league sources: Maybe, if you take B.J. Upton, too. The talks were wide-ranging, but the Braves asked for center fielder Dexter Fowler and a pitching prospect at one point and also inquired about...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Astros Listening on Castro, Fowler

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Houston Astros are interested in trading catcher Jason Castro and/or centerfielder Dexter Fowler. The 28 year-old Fowler is projected by Matt Swartz of MLB Trade Rumors to get $9 million through arbitration this offseason, while the 27 year-old Castro is projected at $3.9 million for his 2015 salary. While the Astros have an interest...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB All-Stars are no-hit in Japan

Maybe it’s a good thing that the MLB All-Stars series against Samurai Japan (Nippon Professional Baseball, NPB, All-Stars) are playing live at 4 AM EST.  No baseball-blooded, flag-waiving, Take-me-out-to-the-ballgame-signing baseball fan would want to see this.  History was made today, as the MLB All-Stars were no hit by a quartet of NPB pitchers. Check out the final out (via...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros walk past A's, 4-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) The Houston Astros scored two runs in the ninth without a hit, including Dexter Fowler's bases-loaded walk for the tiebreaking run, and beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Sunday. Jose Veras (4-0) pitched 1 2-3 scoreless innings as the Astros (63-80) took the rubber game of the weekend series. The victory means Houston's streak of 100-loss seasons ends at three...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians defensive errors give Houston a late 5-1 victory

CLEVELAND—The Indians have 99 problems, and all of them are errors. Knotted in a 1-1 tie with Houston in the ninth, two critical defensive errors by the Tribe cost them the series opener. Held to just one run on two hits all night, the Astros went onto score four runs in the inning, leading to a 5-1 victory. “That’s not the way we certainly want to play the game,” manager Terry...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’s Winning Streak Snapped After Strange Play Goes Astros’ Way

BOSTON — It’s been that kind of season. The Red Sox entered Friday’s game against the Houston Astros riding a four-game winning streak — their longest since a five-game run sandwiching the All-Star break. The good vibes came to a screeching halt in rather strange fashion, however, as the Astros benefited from a wacky play in the eighth inning en route to a 5-3, 10-inning...
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Christian Vazquez Establishing Himself In MLB With His Defense (Video)

When Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez almost picked off speedy Houston Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler during Thursday’s game at Fenway Park, he wowed a lot of people with his quick defensive instincts. Vazquez’s defense is how he’ll really establish himself in Major League Baseball. He’s been OK at the dish in his 22 games, but behind it he’s shown a presence...
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler activated

The Houston Astros lost to the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday by the score of 3-1. The loss dropped the Astros to 50-71, fourth in the American League West. The Astros saw the return of center fielder Dexter Fowler, who last played on June 26 due to a back injury. Fowler hit fourth in the lineup and went 1-for-3 with a walk in the losing effort. #451231032 / gettyimages.comOur own...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley

George Springer's return from the DL will be put on hold for at least a short while as the Houston Astros outfielder suffered a setback during his rehab game at Class A Quad Cities.'s Brian McTaggart reports that Springer left his second outing early after aggravating his injured quad, but had better news about Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley, who should be starting a rehab...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

August starts the same way July ended for the Colorado Rockies...with a loss

Bill Geivett probably isn't thrilled to find out he is taking the blame.Remember Memorial Day? It seems like a long time ago, right?It was May 26th, and while the Colorado Rockies struggles had already begun, few had any idea how bad it would get. Since Memorial Day, the holiday that was over two full months ago, the Rockies have registered 17 total wins. That's it.Everyone knew...
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August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler, Matt Albers, Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros don’t expect to get center fielder Dexter Fowler, relief pitcher Matt Albers or relief pitcher Jesse Crain back off the disabled list anytime soon, reports Brian McTaggart of / gettyimages.comFowler has been on the disabled list since June 27 with an intercostal strain in his right side. The Astros hoped Fowler would be fully recovered following...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Injury Update

Dexter FowlerHas yet to swing a bat or pick up a ball. The Astros had hoped he'd return for the 2nd half of the season but his intercostal injury continues to linger. He won't be back until sometime in August.Scooter GennettAfter leaving Tuesdays game with a quad injury, Gennett has now missed two consecutive games with the injury. He will likely miss another couple of days. Curtis...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler still not doing baseball activities

The Houston Astros used a 17-hit attack to defeat the Chicago White Sox on Sunday by the score of 11-7. The offensive outburst was good to see from an Astros team that is 23rd in the league in runs scored. Matt Dominguez and Marwin Gonzalez each had three hits for the Astros, who again played without center fielder Dexter Fowler, who still is not doing baseball activities since...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler, Collin McHugh

The Houston Astros hope to activate center fielder Dexter Fowler from the 15-day disabled list on Thursday following the All-Star game, reports Brian McTaggart of McTaggart also says starting pitcher Collin McHugh has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a finger injury, retroactive to July 7. Collin McHugh has been placed on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Alex Presley, Jason Castro, Dexter Fowler, Brady Aiken

Houston Astros center fielder Alex Presley appears to be DL-bound after suffering an oblique strain during last night's win over the Texas Rangers. The Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich tweeted that an Astros source had told him Presley would be placed on the DL:Source says Presley going to DL. Writing was on the wall post game. Really too bad for him doing well as a starter—...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
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July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler hits DL with intercostal strain

The Houston Astros are calling up prospects Domingo Santana, Enrique Hernandez and Kevin Chapman. To open roster spots they placed center fielder Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list. They demoted Jonathan Villar to Triple-A and righty Jerome Williams was designated for assignment.#450132200 / gettyimages.comFolwer was acquired by the Astros and he is a great option atop...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: Dexter Fowler, Dallas Keuchel

The Houston Astros fell to the Seattle Mariners on Monday by the score of 10-4. The Astros scored all four runs on home runs by George Springer and Marwin Gonzalez. With the loss, the Astros dropped to 36-48, last place in the American League West. On the injury front, Dexter Fowler is progressing slowly from a back injury, while Dallas Keuchel should be ready to return later...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: The Best Outfield Options at the Trade Deadline

If you take a look at how all of the division standings look right now, you will see that there are many close races going on here early this season. Because of this, many teams will be looking to add an extra player on to their roster as the trade deadline approaches. On the flipside, there are also a few teams that are sliding out of their division race and may look to move a few...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler makes diving catch, goes sliding another 10 feet (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Dexter Fowler turned on the jets to rob Trevor Plouffe of extra bases on Friday night with a sweet diving catch. The best part of the catch was how Fowler went sliding another 10 feet after making the grab. It was as if he landed on some slick grass […]
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown Game #59: Feeling a draft – Astros 8, Angels 5

Honestly, I was too distracted by the draft to pay this game much attention and I think I was better off for it. Investing myself in a series loss to Houston is more than I can take right now. I’m very emotionally fragile… or something. Run Expectancy Rundown You know, I think Mike Trout is going to be fine. Just a hunch. The real problem was that the rest of the top five in...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Ball hit by Dexter Fowler disappears through right field wall (GIF)

Among the many fun things about sports is the possibility of seeing something rare while watching a game. What happened to Dexter Fowler on Wednesday falls into that category. Leading off in the bottom of the first inning, Fowler hit a ball to right field that landed just out of reach of the diving Kole […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Astros’ Jon Singleton promoted to majors, agrees to historic extension

The Houston Astros acquired first baseman Jonathan Singleton as part of the Hunter Pence trade to Philadelphia in 2011. At the time, he was a highly touted prospect with a high ceiling. Now, three years later, Singleton isn’t only getting his first call up to the major leagues, he’s agreed to a historic contract extension. Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle first reported...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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