5/18/2013 | Astros to hold first Draft workout on Sunday
The Astros will hold the first of four regional workouts of high school and college players on Sunday in anticipation of next month's First-Year Player Draft. Sunday's workout will be held in the Los Angeles area, with about 20 prospects invited to attend.
5/18/2013 | Astros reinstate Altuve from bereavement list
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates, marking his first action since Monday's game in Detroit.
5/18/2013 | Thin bench haunts Astros in Friday's loss
Had the Astros had their full complement of players on Friday, Jimmy Paredes wouldn't have even been in the game in the ninth inning. Paredes committed an error when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore and caused him to drop the ball, allowing the Pirates to score the winning run.
5/18/2013 | Astros coaches discuss error with Paredes
Astros bench coach Eduardo Perez and first-base coach Dave Clark both had conversations with outfielder Jimmy Paredes on Saturday, a day after he crashed into teammate Jake Elmore and forced him to drop a ball that allowed the Pirates to score the winning run in the ninth inning.
5/18/2013 | Locke aims to continue Pirates' strong run
In the rubber match at PNC Park on Sunday, it will be the Astros' Lucas Harrell taking the mound to face Pittsburgh's Jeff Locke.
5/18/2013 | Astros celebrate renovation of Little League fields
The Astros celebrated the opening of three youth baseball fields on Saturday in southeast Houston, part of the team's charity mission to promote the sport in disadvantaged areas of the city.
5/17/2013 | Astros start former Buc Bedard in Pittsburgh
Erik Bedard started 24 games for the Pirates last season, going 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA. After being released in August, the 34-year-old left-hander signed with the Astros in January. On Saturday, he'll take on his former team for the first time.
5/17/2013 | Error costs Astros, as Pirates walk off with win
Astros right fielder Jimmy Paredes crashed into second baseman Jake Elmore just as the ball was about to hit his glove, knocking him and the ball to the ground and allowing the winning run to score from third base and give the Pirates a stunning 5-4 win at PNC Park on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Members of organization impressed by Ryan hire
There have been no shortage of good things said about Reid Ryan, introduced Friday as the Astros president of business operations, from those who know him well.
5/17/2013 | Nolan proud of son's new opportunity
Nolan Ryan spoke as a proud parent. He spoke as a baseball man, too. He thought Astros owner Jim Crane got it right in naming his oldest son, Reid Ryan, 41, the team's president of business operations on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Astros get it right, hire one of their own
Reid Ryan represents a connection to the Astros' past while offering an enthusiastic vision for its future. He's Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's oldest son, and that means plenty around these parts.
5/17/2013 | Norris given two extra days to rest back
Righty Bud Norris, who left his most recent start, Monday in Detroit, with lower back spasms, could have taken his normal turn in the rotation on Sunday, but Astros manager Bo Porter decided to give him two extra days and push him back until Tuesday at home against the Royals.
5/17/2013 | Grossman excited to play against former team
Outfielder Robbie Grossman, who was acquired by the Astros in last year's trade that sent Wandy Rodriguez to the Pirates, was drafted in the sixth round by the Pirates in 2008 out of Cy-Fair High School in Houston and spent four years in the Pirates organization, reaching Double-A Altoona last year.
5/17/2013 | Altuve to rejoin Astros on Saturday
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates after missing three games on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother in Venezuela.
5/17/2013 | Astros owner Crane purchases Double-A team
Astros owner Jim Crane has a long-term vision to someday take over ownership of the majority of the Astros' Minor League affiliates. While there are no guarantees he will attain that lofty goal, he can check one off the list: Double-A Corpus Christi.
5/17/2013 | Reid Ryan introduced as Astros president
The news conference to introduce Reid Ryan as president of business operations of the Houston Astros on Friday was technically labeled as "introductory," but in essence, the 41-year-old offspring of a Texas baseball legend already knew half of the people in the room.
5/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/16/2013 | Ryan's hiring is a home run for Astros
Reid Ryan's hiring as team president is a stroke of genius by Astros owner Jim Crane. It makes sense on so many levels that it's difficult to know where to start.
5/16/2013 | Astros practicing diligence in advance of Draft
There is no clear-cut No. 1 choice in the First-Year Player Draft for the second year in a row, which means the Astros are putting in extra man hours and doing even more homework to make sure they make the right selection when they make the top pick next month.
5/16/2013 | Source: Reid Ryan to be named president of Astros
Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, will be named the next president of the Astros, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Thursday.
5/15/2013 | Report: Astros to consider Reid Ryan as president
Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, is under strong consideration to be the next president of the Astros, according to a report by Houston television station KRIV-TV.
5/15/2013 | Astros return to familiar NL stomping grounds
The Astros will play a member of the National League for the first time since they joined the American League when they visit the Pirates at PNC Park for a three-game weekend series. A couple of right-handers will take the mound on Friday, when Jordan Lyles is scheduled to throw for Houston opposite Pittsburgh starter Jeanmar Gomez.
5/15/2013 | J.D. showing he belongs in Astros' lineup
It's only been two days since manager Bo Porter named J.D. Martinez as one of his three everyday outfielders. Already, the Astros are beginning to see the benefits of the move.
5/15/2013 | Norris' Sunday start still up in the air
Two days after tweaking his back throwing warmup pitches prior to the sixth inning of his start in Monday's 7-2 loss to Detroit, Astros starter Bud Norris' status is still in question for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates.
5/15/2013 | Harrell's opinions elicit counsel from Porter
Defensively, the Astros are constantly shifting their positioning in the field with each batter. To this point, it's led them to the Major League lead in double plays turned (53). It's also, at times, cost them. Lucas Harrell felt Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to Detroit was one of those times.
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