8/29/2014 | Pleskoff: Foltynewicz has impressive size, demeanor
Bernie Pleskoff runs down a report on Astros prospect Mike Foltynewicz, who has been helping the big league club in Houston. Pleskoff says his size and demeanor are that of an MLB pitcher.
8/29/2014 | Baker, Oberholtzer step up in Lone Star Series
Right-hander Scott Baker takes the hill at Houston's Minute Maid Park for the Rangers on Friday night, opposing Astros left-hander Brett Oberholtzer.
8/28/2014 | Castro's second career slam carries Astros
Jason Castro, who entered Thursday hitless in his previous 20 at-bats, blasted his second career grand slam in the fifth inning to send the Astros to a 4-2 win in the series opener against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
8/28/2014 | Porter saves a run with successful challenge
After coming up on the short end of a pair of replay reviews in the ninth inning on Wednesday, Astros manager Bo Porter successfully challenged a call at first base in the sixth inning on Thursday, saving a run.
8/28/2014 | Grossman day to day after twisting ankle
Robbie Grossman sat out on Thursday after he twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, and manager Bo Porter said he is day to day.
8/28/2014 | Singleton spends extra time on picks
Third-base coach Pat Listach, who also handles the infielders, had rookie first baseman Jon Singleton on the field prior to batting practice on Thursday to work on scooping balls out of the dirt on throws, which is something Singleton has struggled with this season.
8/28/2014 | Workload of Keuchel, others being monitored
Bo Porter said that as the calendar flips to September, the club plans to monitor the workload of some of its pitchers, including ace lefty Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has pitched 171 1/3 innings this season, which is just shy of the career-high 177 2/3 he threw combined in 2012 between the Major Leagues and Triple-A Oklahoma City.
8/28/2014 | Astros extend deal with Class A Lancaster
The Astros extended their player development contract with Class A Lancaster of the California League on Thursday, meaning their affiliation with the JetHawks will continue through the 2016 season. The partnership between the Astros and Lancaster began in 2009.
8/28/2014 | Two reviews benefit A's, go against Astros
A pair of key reviews in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, both of which went against the Astros, loomed large in their 5-4 loss to the A's.
8/28/2014 | Altuve's efforts not enough after Qualls struggles
The A's got the best of Chad Qualls again in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, when they scored three times, a rally capped by a two-run homer to right field off the bat off of Sam Fuld, to hand the Astros a 5-4 loss at Minute Maid Park.
8/27/2014 | Signing Nix still a possibility for Astros
Jacob Nix, taken by the Astros in the fifth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, could still wind up with the organization as the result of a grievance filed recently by the Major League Baseball Players Association against the Astros on his behalf, according to a baseball source.
8/27/2014 | Petit plans to make good impression
In the lineup on Wednesday for the second game in a row and third time in five games, Gregorio Petit appreciates every opportunity he gets, especially since he hopes to make a good impression heading into the offseason.
8/27/2014 | Qualls to finish the season with Astros
As expected, Chad Qualls will remain with the Astros for the rest of the season. The Tigers placed a waiver claim on him earlier this week, but Qualls was still with the Astros when the deadline for the teams to work out a trade passed on Wednesday. That means Qualls can't be traded for the remainder of the season, which is a relief to him.
8/27/2014 | Rangers, Astros to resume tussle for Silver Boot
Nick Tepesch and Collin McHugh will square off in Thursday's opener between the Rangers and Astros at Minute Maid Park as the clubs continue their tussle for the Silver Boot.
8/27/2014 | Appel dazzles with 10 K's in Double-A win
On Tuesday, Mark Appel punctuated his revival with the best start of his professional career. The Astros' No. 2 prospect struck out 10 batters in eight-plus scoreless innings to lead Corpus Christi to a 1-0 victory against Frisco.
8/26/2014 | Moran excelling since joining Astros' system
Colin Moran, the Minor League third baseman the Astros acquired from the Marlins along with outfielder Jake Marisnick and a compensation pick in next year's Draft for pitcher Jarred Cosart, has performed well since joining Double-A Corpus Christi.
8/26/2014 | Qualls claimed but likely to stay in Houston
The Tigers may have claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers, but don't expect the right-hander to be reunited with former teammate Brad Ausmus. Qualls said Tuesday he was aware of the claim put in by the Tigers and maintained he'd like to remain in Houston.
8/26/2014 | Carter's clutch homer helps Astros sink A's
Chris Carter launched a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.
8/26/2014 | Appel among Astros prospects set for Fall League
Former No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel and fellow right-handed pitcher Vincent Velasquez and third baseman Rio Ruiz will headline the Astros' contingent of prospects slated to play in the Arizona Fall League this year.
8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season
The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.
8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros
With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.
8/26/2014 | Astros' top prospects combine for eight hits
Outfielders Teoscar Hernandez and Delino DeShields, the Astros' Nos. 11 and 12 prospects, combined for eight hits, six runs and eight RBIs Monday, as Double-A Corpus Christi outslugged the Missions in San Antonio, 23-7.
8/25/2014 | Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal
Representatives from the Astros and the Nationals will present a proposed joint Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council on Sept. 11 and Palm Beach County Commissioners on Sept. 23.
8/25/2014 | Porter mum about Astros' in-game meeting
Astros manager Bo Porter wouldn't elaborate Monday when asked about the impromptu team meeting held in the tunnel between the visiting dugout and the clubhouse after the second inning of Sunday's game against the Indians at Progressive Field.
8/25/2014 | Report: Qualls claimed, Feldman clears waivers
Astros closer Chad Qualls has been claimed on revocable waivers, FOX Sports reported Monday, and starter Scott Feldman cleared waivers, which means he could be traded to any club.
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