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Keuchel leads Astros over Tigers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Dallas Keuchel allowed one run over 5 2-3 innings in his final tuneup for opening day, leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday. Keuchel gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked one. He starts against Cleveland on Monday. Evan Gattis, Chris Carter and Jake Marisnick drove in runs in the first against Kyle Ryan, who allowed three...
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Keuchel allows 1 run, leads Astros over Tigers 3-2

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Dallas Keuchel allowed one run over 5 2-3 innings in his final tuneup for opening day, leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday. Keuchel gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked one. He starts against Cleveland on Monday. Evan Gattis, Chris Carter and Jake Marisnick drove in runs in the first against Kyle Ryan, who allowed three...
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Players who could have their arbitration years bought out

It’s been a busy couple weeks in terms of players having their arbitration years bought out by their respective teams. The Chicago White Sox recently signed Adam Eaton to a five-year extension, Christian Yelich signed a seven-year deal with the Miami Marlins to wipe out his arbitration and Brian Dozier inked a four-year deal to keep him in Minnesota. Reports are also indicating...
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Jon Singleton optioned to minor leagues by Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) First baseman Jon Singleton was among four players optioned to the minor leagues by the Houston Astros, who said rookie Asher Wojciechowski had made their starting rotation and will start April 9 against Cleveland. Singleton, owed $2 million this year under a five-year contract he agreed to last year June, was optioned to Triple-A Fresno along with pitcher Kevin...
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Lowrie, Rasmus homer for Astros in 8-5 win over Braves

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Wandy Rodriguez made his latest bid to earn the final spot in Atlanta's rotation, pitching five innings for the Braves on Tuesday night in their 8-5 loss to the Houston Astros. Rodriguez yielded three runs against his former team. The diminutive lefty, a non-roster invitee to spring training, has a 3.13 ERA in six games. He struck out eight without issuing a...
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Opening Day Starters: A.L West

Opening Day Starters: A.L West Starting pitchers pride themselves on being named the Opening Day starter for their ball club. The assignment is motivating as you’re often pegged as the guy who will lead your starting staff. The Opening Day assignment is quite overblown by fans, especially when their team doesn’t have a true #1 or obvious choice for the start. I continue the...
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Houston Astros Debut Chicken & Waffle Cone

Keeping with the spirit of next level ball park foods, the Houston Astros debuted the one thing that will have fans actually coming back: the chicken and waffle cone. Chunks of fried chicken are topped with honey mustard and mashed potatoes, and stuffed inside of a waffle cone, the bite is a guaranteed heart stopper (both literally and figuratively). Looks like it’s going to be...
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A-Rod debut at first base as Yanks beat Astros 7-0

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez played first base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, handling three chances in three innings during the New York Yankees' 7-0 win over the Houston Astros. The 39-year-old Rodriguez, who lost his third base job to Chase Headley during a season-long drug suspension, caught Headley's throw following Jose Altuve's grounder leading...
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Correa, Dominguez cut from Astros' big league training camp

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Top prospect Carlos Correa and Matt Dominguez, Houston's regular third baseman for the last two seasons, are among eight players cut by the Astros from their big league spring training camp. Correa, a 20-year-old shortstop who was the first pick in the 2012 amateur draft, was reassigned to minor league camp Sunday along with pitchers Darin Downs, and James Hoyt...
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Astros put Springer in key No. 2 batting spot behind Altuve

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) The Houston Astros are looking for a link between the leadoff excellence of Jose Altuve and the business of scoring enough runs to win. George Springer, the free-spirited, free-swinging outfielder who hit 20 home runs in 78 games as a rookie, welcomes the assignment. ''First of all, you're hitting behind the batting champ, and he's always on base,'' Springer...
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Enough already, baseball teams: Astros introduce Chicken & Waffle Cone (pic)

In a spring buildup to what just might be the most potentially fattening, Rolaids-grabbing, cholesterol count-spiking, heart attack-inducing and angioplasty-prompting summers at the ballpark ever, the Houston Astros have come along and announced that the Chicken & Waffle Cone will be available at Minute Maid Park this season. And yes, it is almost exactly what...Read More The...
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The Houston Astros Will Serve A Fried Chicken Stuffed Waffle Cone

The escalation in ridiculously gut-busting ballpark food is quickly becoming the most entertaining aspect of the upcoming baseball season and the Houston Astros have engineered a marvel in fried goodness that could go toe-to-toe with any nachos on a stick or Churro dog. The Astros are unleashing the “Chicken and Waffle Cone.” Yes, the odd Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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No. 1 pick who said no to Astros, passed up millions blows out elbow

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy, a private training institute in Florida, to prepare for this year's draft after a contract dispute with the Astros left him unsigned. In an essay published Thursday...
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Brady Aiken Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

Brady Aiken, the 1st overall pick in last summer’s amateur draft underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament on his throwing arm. The hurler was selected by the Houston Astros however their respective camps were unable to come to terms on an agreement due to the Astros concerns with the medical reports. The Astros medical staff were concerned...
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Hoping to stay on the move, Astros look to take next step

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros moved out of the major league basement last season. Now the question is whether Jose Altuve and his teammates are ready to contend this year or if they still need a couple of seasons to complete their rebuild and get back to the postseason. Owner Jim Crane is confident the time is now. ''This is our year,'' he said, adding that their goal is to make...
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Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery

Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, has announced he had Tommy John surgery. The 18-year-old Aiken was pitching for the IMG Academy to prepare for this year's draft. Aiken wrote an essay that was published Thursday on The Player's Tribune website in which he says he is ''extremely disappointed'' about...
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LHP Aiken, 2014’s top pick, gets Tommy John

Pitching prospect Brady Aiken, the first overall pick in last year's draft who failed to reach an agreement with the Houston Astros, underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
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Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion

The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season. Then the giveaway got canceled once general manager Derek Franks spoke to the big league front office of the Grizzlies' new parent club. After announcing the planned Aug. 15 ring day Wednesday morning, the Triple-A Pacific...
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Reds get Dan Johnson from Astros, send Lohman to Phillies

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) The Reds acquired first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros on Thursday for a player to be chosen later or cash, one of two trades involving minor leaguers. They also sent infielder Devin Lohman to the Phillies for a player to be chosen later or cash. Johnson played in 15 games for the Blue Jays last season, batting .211 with a homer and seven RBIs. He left...
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Astros catcher Jason Castro asked to prom in case of mistaken identity (photo)

Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro may have been flattered by the gesture — even if it was a case of mistaken identity — but has nevertheless politely declined an accidental invite to prom. Castro happened upon his car adorned with “P-R-O-M?” spelled out with Post-It Notes. whoever asked me to prom a few nights ago,...Read More The post Astros catcher Jason Castro asked...
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Astros' Castro declines public post-it note prom proposal

Prom season can be scary. Finding the courage to ask that special someone to accompany you to the big, potentially intimidating, be-all-end-all social function of your high school career can be a challenge for some.  Others find ways to make big public spectacles of their inquiries by doing things like writing elaborate messages made of post-it notes plastered on that lucky guy...
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Houston Astros: Four big, bold predictions for 2015

With opening day just around the corner, I have some bold predictions for the 2015 Houston Astros. The team’s front office was very active this offseason and they made some moves that can change the Astros recent history. I have four big. bold predictions that I try to explain, and some small bold predictions. 1. This offense will hit at least 250 home runs With the power on...
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Houston Astros minor league team pulls back planned promotion because jinx

Superstition is the fabric of sports.  You don’t touch the Stanley Cup until you have won it.  You don’t step on the white line in baseball.  You eat the same pregame meal the night before a big game.  And you probably don’t distribute World Series rings for a season two years away.  Especially if your team hasn’t had a winning record in half a decade.  The Houston...
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Jarred Cosart to Be Investigated for Gambling

Multiple sources are reporting that Marlins Pitcher Jarred Cosart is being investigated by MLB for possible ties to sports-related gambling. In a story first made public by the Miami New Times website, Cosart was involved in a back-and-forth conversation on Twitter with a supposed gambling authority.  Cosart was apparently looking for some sports gambling tips. The interaction...
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Correa powers Astros to 7-1 win over Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Shortstop prospect Carlos Correa hit his second home run of the spring, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday. With one out in the fourth inning, the No.1 pick of the 2012 draft, hit a curveball from right-hander Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez over the left field fence. The 20-year-old Correa finished the game 2 for 4...
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