The exact year the Astros’ long-term rebuilding plan was to start paying dividends had been up for debate for a while. But even the most optimistic of the prognosticators didn’t pick 2015 as the Astros’ probable re-entry into the postseason.
The Astros on Wednesday claimed right-hander Danny Reynolds off waivers from the Dodgers.
Astros No. 28 prospect Tyler White has been the driving force for Estrellas de Oriente, pacing all qualified hitters in the league with a .918 OPS, seven home runs, 30 RBIs, 76 total bases and 32 walks.
The Astros’ deal to acquire Ken Giles from the Phillies in a trade that sent five players to Philadelphia, including former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, demonstrates just how deep Houston’s farm system has become.
In multiple interviews after winning the 2015 American League Cy Young Award, left-hander Dallas Keuchel repeatedly gave credit to pitching coach Brent Strom and bullpen coach Craig Bjornson for helping him become one of the top pitchers in the game.
The Astros’ Dallas Keuchel and the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta were named the American and National League Cy Young Award winners, respectively, on Wednesday after tremendous seasons in which they produced all sorts of impressive numbers.
The Astros traded infielder Jonathan Villar to the Brewers on Thursday in exchange for Minor League right-hander Cy Sneed, while clearing more space on their 40-man roster by releasing outfielder Robbie Grossman and left-hander Luis Cruz.
The Houston Astros’ Spring Training schedule, which includes 28 games in Florida and two exhibition games at Minute Maid Park, was announced Monday.
The Astros filled their 40-man roster Friday night at the deadline to protect players from next month’s Rule 5 Draft.
The Astros were busy the day before Thanksgiving, trading infielder Jed Lowrie back to the Athletics and outfielder L.J. Hoes to the Orioles.
Astros Marwin Gonzalez and Jon Singleton appeared at a Houston Kroger store for the “Fill the Freezer” food drive to benefit the Star of Hope Mission on Thursday.
Switch-hitting catcher Hank Conger, who belted 11 home runs in a backup role to Astros starter Jason Castro in 2015, is moving on to his third team in three years, having been dealt Wednesday to the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for cash considerations.