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  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Colby Rasmus drilled a three-run home run and Jed Lowrie hit his first home run of the spring to propel the Astros over the Braves on Tuesday night at Champion Stadium. The Astros’ offense overcame a rare rough outing from righthander Asher Wojciechowski to beat the Braves 8-5. “It’s a […] read more...
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  • Here’s the full list of 2014 Astros draft picks and their signing bonuses. The total money the Astros spent in the draft toward their signing bonus pool was $5,090,500. Round Overall Pick Player Signing Bonus Comp. Bal. 37 Fisher, Derek 1,534,100 2 42 Reed, A.J. 1,350,000 3 75 Davis, J.D. 748,600 4 106 Mengden, Daniel 470,000 6 […] read more...
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  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – One night after he was edged out by Roberto Hernandez for the final spot in the Astros’ rotation, righthander Asher Wojciechowski struggled with the command on his slider and changeup Tuesday against the Braves. Wojciechowski, who had allowed only two runs over 16 2/3 innings heading into his start against […] read more...
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  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Considering the Astros leave Florida after their final Grapefruit League game Wednesday afternoon, time is running out on righthanded reliever Josh Fields’ quest to avoid the disabled list and make the Opening Day roster. “At this point it’s becoming less likely that we can beat the clock,” manager A.J. Hinch […] read more...
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  • Spring Training is winding down as Opening Day baseball commences in less than a week. For the Houston Astros, the 2015 Spring Training was more meaningful than it has been in recent years. This was no longer a superficial, go-through-the-motions type of warmup for the upcoming season. This year’s “preseason” was full of intrigue and […] ... read more...
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  • LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – A.J. Hinch named Luke Gregerson as the team’s closer Tuesday afternoon, choosing him over fellow veteran righthanders Chad Qualls and Pat Neshek. “I really could have gone a lot of different directions,” Hinch said before the Astros played the Braves at Champion Stadium. “I think what’s a strength of ours […] read more...
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  • KISSIMMEE, Fla.  —Nearly nine months after the amateur draft, one of the two high-round pitchers whom the Astros did not sign in 2014 has broken his silence on what happened last summer. Righthander Jacob Nix, the fifth-round selection whom the Astros paid a six-figure sum to settle a grievance, spoke to Sports Illustrated’s Stephanie Apstein […] read more...
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  • With the news of Kris Bryant being officially sent down Monday morning, I couldn’t help but wonder if the Astros would have the same approach with Carlos Correa in 2016. First off, Correa could easily be up in September and it is possible that he could make it up to Houston before that, yet unlikely. […] ... read more...
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  • After the blowout win by the Blue Jays against the Astros on Monday night, Brian McTaggart reported that both Joe Thatcher and Roberto Hernandez will be added to the 25-man roster to start the season. The Astros had until Tuesday to make the decision to keep them, or give them the option to find a place […] ... read more...
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  • Here are the hawtest links in the land...*MLBPA head Tony Clark spoke to the Chronicle about the Astros, who are working their way off the union's crap list. Trying to change Ryan Vogelsong's contract after his medical (sound familiar?)... read more...
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  • Just a quick update because time is short today.  This afternoon, I will be unavailable due the largest sporting event locally since the Rugby World Cup in 2011.  The pundits say too close to call, and because there is no best-of-three / five / seven forma... read more...
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