Houston Astros

Hinch announces youth coaching partnership
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced amateur coaching news on Saturday that will help improve the next generation of ballplayers, whether they become small-town legends or World Series heroes. USA Baseball and the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) will join forces to create a higher standard of coaching education at all youth levels.

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Keuchel out of walking boot, in good spirits
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Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, in his typical good-natured fashion, feigned a slight limp when he approached a group of reporters Saturday at Minute Maid Park before breaking into laughter and returning to a normal steady gait.

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Astros host day camp for 200 youth at MMP
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About 200 area kids reveled in getting All-Star advice Saturday at sun-splashed Minute Maid Park from the World Series champion Astros, who are still basking in the glow of the franchise’s first title. The camp, which hosted kids who play at the fields that have been renovated as part of the Astros Community Leaders program, […]

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Astros' trophy tour making more than 100 stops
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Fans around the city and the state of Texas will have a chance to get a glimpse — and perhaps even a picture — of the Commissioner’s Trophy that was won by the Astros when they beat the Dodgers in the World Series last year.

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Correa among players on Astros Caravan
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Astros manager A.J. Hinch and players Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman, Chris Devenski, Jake Marisnick, Joe Musgrove and Brad Peacock and No. 2 prospect Forrest Whitley are among those who will represent the World Series champions at various stops during next week’s Astros Caravan.

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McCann rested, ready to guide Astros' staff
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Considering he played an extra month while helping the Astros to the World Series championship, veteran catcher Brian McCann took a month off before he started working out in anticipation for a 2018 season that’s rapidly approaching.

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Astros will begin reporting to camp Feb. 14
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The 2017 World Series champions will kick off Spring Training on Feb. 14 when pitchers and catchers report to The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm, Fla. Pitchers and catchers will work out for the first time on Feb. 15 in Houston’s second Spring Training in West Palm Beach.

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Astros looking at options for White House visit
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The Astros have been invited to be recognized at the White House in honor of winning the 2017 World Series, team president Reid Ryan said Wednesday.

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Can the Astros defend their WS title in 2018?
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No team has won consecutive World Series titles since the Yankees won three in a row in 1998-2000, so the Astros know they have a tough road ahead of them. Here are five key questions looming as the Astros head into 2018.

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Astros gave their city 2017's greatest gift
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This was something so magical, something that touched so many people so deeply and seemed to unite an entire area of nearly 7 million people in a way that may not happen again.

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Astros' memorable journey to World Series
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When your team has a player inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, pulls off a stunning trade, wins the World Series and produces a Most Valuable Player Award winner in the same year, there are enough highlights to fill Minute Maid Park.

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Games 2, 5 made '17 Series truly classic
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The phrases “Game 2” and “Game 5” don’t have the same cognitive charisma as “Game 7.” They don’t wield the same weight or haul the same history. But 2017 — the year in which the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers for their franchise’s first World Series title — will go down as the […]

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