The Astros are auctioning off a meet and greet with Carlos Correa with the winner receiving four field box tickets and the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field. The auction supports the Katharine Feeney Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is in memory of the late pioneering baseball executive whose career spanned 40 years.
The Astros signed catcher Tim Fedorowicz and right-handed pitcher Matt Ramsey to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training, the team announced Monday.
The Astros’ pursuit for relief pitching could heat up in the next few days, with general manager Jeff Luhnow saying Monday he’s optimistic the club will be able to make a move during the Winter Meetings or shortly after.
Astros vice president of communications Gene Dias was named the recipient of the 2017 Robert O. Fishel Award for Public Relations Excellence during Winter Meetings on Monday.
The Astros’ quiet offseason, which has come of the heels on the club’s scintillating run to the World Series championship, figures to kick into full gear when baseball’s annual Winter Meetings get underway here Monday.
Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. and his wife, Kara, have helped facilitate the transport of about 150 dogs and cats to California in recent weeks to new homes and new lives.
The news broke late on a Wednesday night at the 2011 Winter Meetings in Dallas. Jeff Luhnow, a 45-year-old executive with the Cardinals, was set to become the first general manager hired by the Astros’ new ownership group led by Jim Crane.
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday that Dallas Keuchel pitched with discomfort in his left foot during the postseason and was diagnosed with a mild foot sprain in his exit physical, but he denied an ESPN report that the left-hander suffered from plantar fasciitis during the final two months of the season.
For one special night, Brooklyn was #HoustonStrong. Jose Altuve, the Astros’ All-Star second baseman and the winner of the American League Most Valuable Player Award, was honored along with J.J. Watt of the NFL’s Texans as Sports Illustrated’s 2017 Sportspersons of the Year, accepting the award Tuesday night at a star-studded event at Barclays Center.
How does the best team in baseball get better? That’s the challenge for Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and his staff when baseball’s annual Winter Meetings get underway Monday in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Meetings conclude with the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 14.
Astros fans can relive each moment from the team’s unforgettable run up to and through the World Series with Tuesday’s release of “The 2017 World Series,” the official documentary from Major League Baseball and the “2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros,” an eight-disc complete game set on Blu-ray and DVD.