Astros reliever Kevin Chapman finally gets a taste of Fenway

There’s always a few times a season when a player has to get to the big leagues from the faraway reaches, scrambling to make a plane or a boat or buggy because of a last-minute need. Astros lefty Kevin Chapman woke up — sort of — at 3:45 P.T. on Friday in Fresno, Calif., where Class AAA Oklahoma City was playing. He caught a 5:50 a.m. PT flight to Denver, and landed in Boston...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Bass could be back soon

The Astros are in a bit of limbo with righty reliever Anthony Bass. Lefthander Kevin Chapman, the Astros’ only major league lefty reliever to start the season, was recalled Tuesday to provide extra support as a third southpaw in the ‘pen against a lefthanded-heavy Mariners lineup. The Astros and M’s wrap a three-game set Wednesday.
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros make sweeping roster changes, including calling up prospect Domingo Santana

One day after making headlines for all the wrong reasons the Astros are adding a bunch of young talent to their roster, calling up prospects Domingo Santana, Enrique Hernandez, and Kevin Chapman. They also placed center fielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list with an intercostal strain, demoted shortstop Jonathan Villar to Triple-A, and designated right-hander Jerome Williams...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros calling up Domingo Santana

The Houston Astros are again making roster changes with infielder Enrique Hernandez, reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Domingo Santana all ticketed for the big leagues. Of course the big name here is that of 21-year-old Santana who was acquired in 2011 as part of the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia. While he is prone to strike out, Santana has been performing well at Triple...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros top Rangers in 10th inning

Maybe this is a penance for all the lousy games these two teams played last year. For a second straight night at Globe Life Park, the Astros and Rangers went to extra innings Saturday night. Jose Altuve’s deep fly to right brought home pinch-runner Marwin Gonzalez with the tie-breaking run in a 6-5 win that took 10 innings. Jason Castro tripled with one out to right field off...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros get best of Yankees, improve to 2-0

The Astros’ war cry this winter was a promise the bullpen would be better. If nothing else, they would fix the worst relief corps around. Wednesday night’s 3-1 win over the Yankees was the first full-length test. Four relievers — Jerome Williams, Kevin Chapman, Matt Albers and Josh Fields — backed up starter Jarred Cosart, who looked excellent early before his pitch count...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Kevin Chapman

The Houston Astros had their woes in the bullpen, but Kevin Chapman may have been on of the few bright spots. Chapman is a guy that could be a regular out of the bullpen, but some folks seem him as a lefty only guy. Chapman had a very good short season, but in terms of ERA, he may have been a bit lucky. Even with that luck, though, he still has his wipeout slider. It is a very effective...
Via Astros Turf
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Bourgeois Fits as a Royal

On Tuesday, the Kansas City Royals acquired Jason Bourgeois and Humberto Quintero from the Houston Astros in exchange for minor league reliever Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later (whom Jeff Luhnow told Brian McTaggart will be a key component of the deal). The acquisition of Quintero serves a clear purpose for the Royals, who are short on catching depth with Salvador Perez...
Via Fangraphs
March 22, 2012  |  Discuss

What the Royals are getting from the Astros

No team can easily withstand the loss of its closer and starting catcher, and a low-revenue club such as the Kansas City Royals is even more challenged when injuries strike at those positions. The Royals do not expect to find a replacement for closer Joakim Soria, but they addressed their catching void and added outfield depth Tuesday, acquiring catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder...
Via Ken Rosenthal Blog
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss
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