Beginning tomorrow, the Astros host the in-state and division rival Texas Rangers for a three game series, May 20-22. The Lone Star Series, presented by AT&T, represents the 19-game season series between the two ballclubs and will decide the winner of the Silver Boot. The Astros won the Silver Boot in 2014 and the Rangers took home the trophy in 2015. The Rangers currently lead the series, 3-0.
The Houston Astros have made several roster moves today, including the selection of infielder Colin Moran to the Major League roster, officially recalling catcher Evan Gattis from Double A Corpus Christi and placing outfielder Carlos Gomez on the 15-day DL with a bruised left rib cage. To make room for Moran on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated right-handed pitcher Asher Wojciechowski for assignment. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros have selected infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp to the Major League roster and have designated catcher Erik Kratz for assignment. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named April's Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their four in-season minor league affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.