The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Carlos Gomez, right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers and slot number 76 in the 2015-16 international pool from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for four minor leaguers: left-handed pitcher Josh Hader, right-handed pitcher Adrian Houser and outfielders Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The battle for the American League Western Division heats up on Tuesday as the Astros host the LA Angels of Anaheim for a three-game set, July 28-30. The two teams have met 10 times so far this season, with both clubs taking five games each. The Angels narrowly lead the division by 1.0 game. Following the Astros vs. Angels series, Houston will host the Arizona Diamondbacks for three games of Interleague play, from Friday, July 31 through Sunday, August 2. This weekend's series will feature several special giveaways in honor of Craig Biggio's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Since the All-Star Break, the Astros have gone 6-3, including a 5-1 record at Minute Maid Park.
On January 6, 2015, Astros fans rejoiced when the official announcement was made that Craig Biggio was a part of the Class of 2015 elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. On Sunday, July 26, Biggio's much-anticipated Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 12:30 p.m. CT at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY.
The Houston Astros have acquired left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for two minor leaguers, right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros left-handed pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been named the American League Co-Player of the Week along with Kansas City outfielder Lorenzo Cain for the week of July 13-19. This marks Keuchel's first Player of the Week Award this season and the second of his career (also, May 19-25, 2014).
Major League Baseball and American League All-Star manager Ned Yost announced this afternoon that Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel will start for the AL All-Star Team tomorrow night in the 86th Annual MLB All-Star Game. Keuchel will become the fourth pitcher in franchise history to start an All-Star Game, joining Roger Clemens (2004), Mike Scott (1987) and J.R. Richard (1980).
Major League Baseball announced tonight that Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been named to the 2015 American League All-Star team. The AL and National League pitchers and reserves were announced tonight. Keuchel joins second baseman Jose Altuve and manager A.J. Hinch on the 2015 AL All-Star Team. Altuve was named the AL's starting second baseman last night, while Hinch was named to the AL's coaching staff last month.
Major League Baseball announced today that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been elected to start for the American League All-Star team at second base. This will mark the first time that Altuve has been elected to start an All-Star Game and his third All-Star selection overall (also in 2012 & 2014). The starters for the AL and NL All-Star squads were announced this evening.
On Saturday, July 18, the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation will host over 300 military members and their families, as they conduct an on-field official deployment ceremony for Texas National Guard 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion prior to that day's 6:10 p.m. contest vs. the Texas Rangers.
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named June’s Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their four in-season minor league affiliates and two Dominican Summer League affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a contract with Cuban free agent center fielder Alejandro Garcia today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo.
The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day Disabled List with a right wrist fracture. To take Springer's spot on the active roster, the club has selected outfielder Alex Presley from Triple A Fresno and has transferred right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock to the 60-day DL. The announcements were made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a contract with international free agent center fielder Gilberto Celestino today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo.