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  • • Astros sign Correa's brother as undrafted FA
    The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa, the younger brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa, for $20,000, the maximum allowed for an undrafted free agent....2020
  • • How shortsighted greed is tearing baseball apart
    This embarrassing battle between owners and players is straight out of the Jeff Luhnow/Houston Astros playbook: Seek every advantage without regard for the bigger picture....2020
  • • Draft Signings: 6/13/20
    Let’s kick off this Saturday morning by checking in on some of the latest post-draft signings from around the league. We’ll update this post periodically throughout the day as more news trickles in… The Houston Astros have agreements in place with a couple of their draft picks from this week’s abbreviated MLB draft. Fourth-round selection Zach…...2020
  • • Report: LeBron James’ media company the reason Alex Bregman left Klutch Sports
    LeBron James’ star power and allure might have reeled in Anthony Davis as his partner in crime, but the other side of the coin has seen another star leave his agency of choice, Klutch Sports. According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman recently parted ways with Klutch due to […] The post Report: LeBron James’ media company the reason Alex...2020
  • • Lakers’ LeBron James’ media company producing docuseries on Astros’ sign-stealing scandal
    Mobile-video platform Quibi announced Friday it will be bringing viewers a docuseries about the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal, entitled “Sign Language.” But this baseball project will have something of a basketball flair. “Sign Language” will be produced by LeBron James’ Uninterrupted sports media company. The docuseries will reportedly focus not just on...2020
  • • Bob Watson, former All-Star and GM, dies at 74
    Bob Watson, whose career in baseball included stints as a player, coach, general manager and Major League Baseball executive, died Thursday, the Houston Astros announced. He was 74....2020
  • • Ex-Astros manager Howe in ICU with coronavirus
    Art Howe, who played and later managed the Houston Astros, is hospitalized in intensive care due to the coronavirus, he confirmed to Houston TV station KPRC 2 on Thursday....2020
  • • Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74
    A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run....2020
  • • Brian Cashman still feeling 'frustration' over Astros’ cheating
    The New York Yankees were without question one of the most egregiously impacted teams by the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scheme, so it’s no surprise that general manager Brian Cashman continues to harbor frustration due to the controversy....2020
  • • Red Sox’s Alex Cora Suspended Through 2020 in Sign-Stealing Scandal
    Cora, already fired by the team, was punished for his role in the Houston Astros’ case. Separately, a Red Sox replay operator also was punished and the Red Sox will lose a second-round draft pick for their own sign stealing....2020

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Houston Astros injury and suspension

  • • Verlander resumes throwing after groin surgery
    Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander has resumed throwing and is "doing great" as he recovers from March groin surgery, manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday....2020
  • • Report: AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow will be reinstated in 2021 even if season is canceled
    Former Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow are not eligible to work in Major League Baseball this season after they were suspended for their role in the team’s sign-stealing scandal, and some have wondered if their bans could be extended in the event that the 2020 season is shortened or canceled. That is apparently not going to happen. Hinch and Luhnow will have their s...2020
  • • Rogelio Armenteros Has Bone Spur Removed From Elbow
    Houston Astros right-hander Rogelio Armenteros underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow yesterday, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Armenteros should be ready to pitch again in four months time. Armenteros, 25, made five appearances (two starts) for the Astros last season, contributing 18 innings of 4.00 ERA/2.77 FIP baseball. He also put together 84 1/3 innings with a 4.8...2020
  • • Rogelio Armenteros Has Bone Spur Removed From Elbow
    Houston Astros right-hander Rogelio Armenteros underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow yesterday, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Armenteros should be ready to pitch again in four months time. Armenteros, 25, made five appearances (two starts) for the Astros last season, contributing 18 innings of 4.00 ERA/2.77 FIP baseball. He…...2020
  • • Astros ace Justin Verlander leaves game with apparent injury
    Houston Astros starter and former Cy Young winner Justin Verlander made just his second start of Spring Training Sunday against the New York Mets. Verlander was expected to pitch four innings. Unfortunately, he exited after just two innings with an apparent injury. It’s not yet known what type of injury Verlander suffered, but he dealt with a groin issue earlier in the spring. Houston indicated th...2020
  • • Report: MLB, MLBPA discussing new electronic sign-stealing rules that would punish players for cheating
    MLB continues to deal with the fallout from the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal. Now, league officials and the MLB Players Association are taking steps to create new rules for in-game video usage that could lead to punishment for future players if they commit similar acts. According to The Athletic’s Evan Drellich, MLB and the MLBPA are exchanging rule proposal regarding the use of in-game video ...2020
  • • Alex Rodriguez blasts Astros’ players for showing no remorse for cheating
    Alex Rodriguez has experienced what it’s like to suffer the consequences in MLB for cheating. As the former New York Yankees star now looks at the Houston Astros players getting away with cheating to win a World Series championship, he made it clear they deserve what’s coming to them. During ESPN’s broadcast, Rodriguez called out the Astros for not showing any remorse after getting caught for chea...2020
  • • Astros offer first legal defense in lawsuit over cheating scandal
    The Houston Astros are in the awkward spot of having to defend themselves against various lawsuits brought by fans and even a former player about their cheating in 2017. The Astros filed their response to the first of those lawsuits, this one by daily fantasy sports players who argued in their filing that Houston’s cheating corrupted their games in 2017. The Astros responded by essentially arguing...2020
  • • Josh Reddick says he has had death threats, people wish ill on his children
    Fans are understandably irate over the way the Houston Astros cheated their way to a World Series title in 2017, but that certainly is not an excuse to threaten the lives of players or wish ill upon their families. Unfortunately, Josh Reddick says he and the members of the team have experienced that since MLB’s investigation concluded. Reddick spoke on Friday about the need for MLB to protect Astr...2020
  • • Curt Schilling says he would not throw at Astros hitters as retaliation
    Curt Schilling had a reputation for being a gritty player during his MLB career, but he says he would not try to showcase his toughness by intentionally throwing at Houston Astros hitters if he were still playing. In a recent appearance on WFAN’s “Moose & Maggie” show, Schilling was asked if he thinks pitchers are going to retaliate against the Astros by plunking their hitters in 2020. The three-t...2020

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Houston Astros trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Astros sign Correa's brother as undrafted FA
    The Houston Astros have signed second baseman J.C. Correa, the younger brother of star shortstop Carlos Correa, for $20,000, the maximum allowed for an undrafted free agent....2020
  • • Draft Signings: 6/13/20
    Let’s kick off this Saturday morning by checking in on some of the latest post-draft signings from around the league. We’ll update this post periodically throughout the day as more news trickles in… The Houston Astros have agreements in place with a couple of their draft picks from this week’s abbreviated MLB draft. Fourth-round selection Zach…...2020
  • • Red Sox’s Alex Cora Suspended Through 2020 in Sign-Stealing Scandal
    Cora, already fired by the team, was punished for his role in the Houston Astros’ case. Separately, a Red Sox replay operator also was punished and the Red Sox will lose a second-round draft pick for their own sign stealing....2020
  • • Rogelio Armenteros Has Bone Spur Removed From Elbow
    Houston Astros right-hander Rogelio Armenteros underwent surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow yesterday, per Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle. Armenteros should be ready to pitch again in four months time. Armenteros, 25, made five appearances (two starts) for the Astros last season, contributing 18 innings of 4.00 ERA/2.77 FIP baseball. He also put together 84 1/3 innings with a 4.8...2020
  • • Astros delete awkward tweet that offers reminder of cheating scandal
    The Houston Astros are going to have to be extra careful about what they post on social media this season. What was probably meant to be an innocent post had to be deleted Wednesday. It depicted a member of the Astros looking through a long-range camera lens — rather awkward when you consider the Astros were busted for using cameras to steal signs. It’s probably not meant to be trolling, but it’s ...2020
  • • Alex Rodriguez blasts Astros’ players for showing no remorse for cheating
    Alex Rodriguez has experienced what it’s like to suffer the consequences in MLB for cheating. As the former New York Yankees star now looks at the Houston Astros players getting away with cheating to win a World Series championship, he made it clear they deserve what’s coming to them. During ESPN’s broadcast, Rodriguez called out the Astros for not showing any remorse after getting caught for chea...2020
  • • Watch: Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo trolls Astros during at-bat
    The Houston Astros are going to take plenty of shots this year from opponents. While fastballs to the body will hurt, this savage troll comment by Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will probably leave a mark, too. During ESPN’s broadcast of the Cubs' spring training game, Rizzo was mic’d up and offered a nice, subtle shot at the Astros and their cheating system of banging trash cans. Rizzo ...2020
  • • Dodgers checked with MLB over Red Sox allegations before trading for Mookie Betts
    Major League Baseball has yet to hand down its verdict into the Boston Red Sox over sign-stealing allegations in 2018, but some teams are definitely checking in on the situation before making big moves. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Los Angeles Dodgers checked in with MLB before trading for Mookie Betts, seeking to ensure that the outfielder wouldn’t be caught up in the findi...2020
  • • Ex-Astros pitcher Ken Giles offers to return World Series ring
    It seems increasingly unlikely that Major League Baseball will take further action against the Houston Astros, but one member of the 2017 title-winning team is willing to play his part in stripping the team of the championship. Ken Giles, a reliever on the 2017 team, said he would return his World Series ring if asked in light of the team’s cheating scandal. “It just hurts,” Giles said, via Rosie ...2020
  • • Astros offer first legal defense in lawsuit over cheating scandal
    The Houston Astros are in the awkward spot of having to defend themselves against various lawsuits brought by fans and even a former player about their cheating in 2017. The Astros filed their response to the first of those lawsuits, this one by daily fantasy sports players who argued in their filing that Houston’s cheating corrupted their games in 2017. The Astros responded by essentially arguing...2020

Houston Astros stats

  • • Can anyone dethrone Giannis Antetokounmpo as MVP?
    The Milwaukee Bucks boast the league’s best defense per 100 possessions (101.7), the league’s best effective field goal percentage (55.6%) and in rebounds per game (52.0). As a squad, they are on pace to become the third team in NBA history to win 70 games and their fearless leader looks virtually unstoppable. (All stats via NBA.com) The Bucks are great because of the sum of their parts, but their...2020
  • • New stats show extent of Astros’ trash can bangs in 2017 season
    It’s one thing to hear about the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal in the 2017 season, but one fan has worked to create some visual aids to explain just how widespread it was. Astros fan Tony Adams sought to find out just how often the team had employed its now-infamous trash can banging scheme during 2017 regular season games. He studied the home games where video was available, and charted all th...2020

Houston Astros kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Justin Verlander ‘forced’ Kate Upton to watch his 2007 no-hitter on Opening Day
    Justin Verlander and wife Kate Upton, along with toddler daughter Genevieve, hunkered down on the couch Thursday for some television, and the Houston Astros ace shared on social media how he felt completely entitled to commandeer the remote control. With Major League Baseball of course on hiatus amid the COVID-19 pandemic and Thursday’s originally scheduled Opening Day unfortunately passing withou...2020
  • • Jose Altuve heckled with tattoo taunts while signing autographs
    The Houston Astros have no choice but to accept that the 2020 season will be a grueling one when it comes to the jeers, taunts and put-downs that well-prepared hecklers will have at their disposal in the wake of the team’s damning sign-stealing scandal. Along with every other Astros player who played a role in the scandal, Jose Altuve is learning that lesson the hard way so far in spring training....2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick shares fans have wished cancer upon his children
    As the Houston Astros continue to deal with hatred from the baseball world for the team’s cheating scandal, Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is now sharing just how disturbingly far some baseball fans are taking their anger. Reddick told reporters on Friday that he and his family are receiving numerous death threats on social media. In one of the most horrifying examples, he posted an Instagram vide...2020
  • • Josh Reddick says he has had death threats, people wish ill on his children
    2020
  • • California Little League teams ban use of Astros nickname
    For an indication of just how angry the larger baseball world is with the Houston Astros, you need only look to a few youth baseball leagues in Southern California. Traditionally, youth baseball teams claim the nickname of an MLB team for league play. That won’t be happening this year in Long Beach, California, where the Astros nickname has not been used this season on the orders of the league’s e...2020
  • • Dusty Baker wants MLB to prevent 'premeditated retaliation' against Astros
    Dusty Baker is in the somewhat awkward situation of managing the team that everyone hates right now while simultaneously having nothing to do with the reason they’re hated. Baker is trying to manage the Houston Astros to success amid the backdrop of their prior cheating and the open anger at the organization as a result. That means Baker has seen his players on the end of a lot of criticism, and s...2020
  • • Former Astros' catcher apologizes for role in sign-stealing methods
    While many of the Houston Astros’ current players continue to stay quiet on the team’s sign-stealing methods, a former teammate has now apologized for his involvement in the methods. Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi, who played with the Astros from 2013-’19, publicly apologized for taking part in the methods and not doing anything to stop it. “As a younger guy, I was called up in August 2017 ...2020
  • • Ken Rosenthal shares thoughts on Jose Altuve interview that fueled buzzer rumors
    An interview Ken Rosenthal conducted with Jose Altuve after the Houston Astros won the ALCS last season gained widespread attention on Thursday, but the reporter insists he did not suspect that Altuve was covering anything up when the two spoke amid a hectic celebration. Altuve belted a walk-off home run off of New York Yankees flamethrower Aroldis Chapman in Game 6 of the ALCS, and he was seen ma...2020
  • • Jose Altuve interview, jersey cover-up sparks electronic buzzer speculation
    An interview with Jose Altuve after his huge home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series last season — coupled with the infielder’s behavior after the homer — have fueled speculation about the Astros illegally using an electronic buzzer to communicate signs. Altuve hit a monster home run off Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth inning of Game 6 of the ALCS against the Yankees las...2020
  • • Girl hit by Albert Almora foul ball suffered skull fracture
    The young girl who was hit by an Albert Almora foul ball during a game between the Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 29 is still feeling the effects from the incident. During the top of the fourth inning of the game, Almora pulled a hard line drive into the stands. The ball hit a 2-year-old toddler in the back of the head. The Houston Chronicle’s David Barron published a s...2020

Top Houston Astros news

  • • Resolution: Dodgers should be awarded WS titles
    A resolution urging Major League Baseball to strip the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox of recent World Series titles and award them to the Los Angeles Dodgers has been unanimously approved by the L.A. City Council....2020
  • • Keuchel sorry, says ex-teammates should be, too
    Former Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel apologized on Friday, becoming the first member of the 2017 World Series championship team to apologize for using electronics to steal signs. Keuchel says everyone on the team should apologize....2020
  • • Bob Watson, former All-Star and GM, dies at 74
    2020
  • • Manfred defends MLB punishment of Astros
    Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred defended his punishment of the Houston Astros for their sign stealing in 2017 and said MLB will institute new rules to police the use of technology before the 2020 season....2020
  • • How shortsighted greed is tearing baseball apart
    2020
  • • Houston Astros are finalizing a deal with Dusty Baker for managerial role
    Baker will take over for A.J. Hinch, who was fired earlier this month...2020
  • • MLB: No plans to strip Astros, Red Sox of titles
    Comissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball has no plans to strip World Series titles from the Houston Astros or Boston Red Sox as a result of the sign-stealing scandal....2020
  • • Source: Astros interview Showalter for manager
    The Houston Astros have interviewed Buck Showalter for their managerial vacancy, ESPN has confirmed....2020
  • • Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74
    2020
  • • David Ortiz calls out ‘snitch’ Mike Fiers for blowing whistle on Astros
    David Ortiz does not condone how the Houston Astros cheated their way to a World Series title in 2017, but Big Papi seems equally annoyed that it was a former member of the team who blew the lid off the sign-stealing scheme. Ortiz spoke with reporters from Boston Red Sox training camp on Thursday, and he criticized former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers for being a “snitch.” Ortiz said it doesn’t sit we...2020

Houston Astros fantasy rankings and news

  • • Judge dismisses one sign-stealing lawsuit against Red Sox, Astros
    It looks like the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros will have one less thing to worry about these days. A federal judge dismissed one of the sign-stealing lawsuits against both organizations Friday, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed with the case. This specific lawsuit was filed by daily fantasy sports against the Red Sox, Astros and Major League Baseball. Daily fantasy sports argued...2020
  • • Red Sox appear to know conclusion of MLB sign-stealing investigation
    We’ve been waiting quite a while for an update on MLB’s investigation into the Boston Red Sox, but it sounds like the team might already know what’s coming. Red Sox lawyers were in court Friday as part of a lawsuit brought by fantasy sports contestants over sign-stealing by both Boston and the Houston Astros. One lawyer, as well as the judge in the case, seemed to hint that the Red Sox will be acc...2020
  • • MLB to judge: Cheating attempts part of sports
    MLB is urging a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by participants in DraftKings fantasy baseball contests over the sign stealing by the Houston Astros....2020
  • • Astros offer first legal defense in lawsuit over cheating scandal
    2020

Houston Astros schedule, game

  • • Houston Astros all-time team: Current stars like Altuve and Bregman join Killer B's and more
    We're picking a 'Baseball Stars' lineup for each team during April...2020
  • • Jimmy Wynn, ‘Toy Cannon’ Known for His Home Runs, Dies at 78
    Just 5-foot-9 but packed with power, he was a mainstay of the Houston Astros’ lineup for 11 years in the 1960s and ’70s and a three-time All-Star....2020
  • • Justin Verlander ‘forced’ Kate Upton to watch his 2007 no-hitter on Opening Day
    2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick fires back at Twitter troll with World Series ring pic
    Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick attempted to zing a Twitter troll by sharing a photo of his World Series ring from 2017, but the case can be made that his retort only reinforced how the team’s sign-stealing scandal egregiously contributed to the ill-gotten championship. The social media shade at Reddick’s expense was spawned by his tweets Monday bemoaning his experience at Walmart amid the ...2020
  • • Watch: Braves troll Astros by playing ‘The Sign’ song
    The Houston Astros have already had to endure their fair share of heckling during spring training, and the Atlanta Braves found a creative way to get in on the fun this week. When the Astros took the field for warmups before their game against the Braves on Tuesday, the home team played Ace of Base’s “The Sign” over the PA system. This is only the start, as other teams and players are already plan...2020
  • • Astros continue to take the heat from fans during spring training
    The only thing that’s going to stop the Houston Astros from being trolled at a record level this season is the possibility that teams will have to play in empty stadiums. We continue to see the defending AL champs receive flack during spring training in Florida after the sign-stealing scandal. This did not stop during Tuesday’s Grapefruit League action against another World Series contender, the A...2020
  • • Astros' Verlander pulled from second spring start
    Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander was pulled from his spring training start against the New York Mets after two innings Sunday and will undergo tests, the team said....2020
  • • Yankees P Aroldis Chapman autographed an Astros' trash-can sign
    The Houston Astros have already experienced plenty of trolling from players and fans during spring training. As the fallout continues from their cheating scandal, New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had a little fun at their expense by signing a trash-can sign. Chapman, who hasn’t been afraid of trolling the Astros, seemed to enjoy the “Houston Trashtros” sign and was more than happy to autogr...2020
  • • Trevor Bauer shockingly pays MLB commissioner Rob Manfred a compliment
    Trevor Bauer is one of the most outspoken players in Major League Baseball, and he has been extremely critical of commissioner Rob Manfred this offseason. However, Bauer finally came up with something nice to say about Manfred after the two sat down for a meeting. Bauer revealed on Wednesday that he met with Manfred, and the Cincinnati Reds pitcher complimented Manfred for being a “man of his word...2020
  • • Mic’d up Yankees reliever Zack Britton mocks Red Sox over scandal
    The Houston Astros have been mocked and ridiculed throughout spring training by fans and even other MLB players. Despite also being investigated for cheating, the Boston Red Sox have for the most part avoided the taunts, jeers and brutal trolling. That all ended, however, when New York Yankees reliever Zach Britton capitalized on ESPN televising the team’s spring training game against the BoSox on...2020

Houston Astros rumors, scandals

  • • Report: LeBron James’ media company the reason Alex Bregman left Klutch Sports
    2020
  • • Lakers’ LeBron James’ media company producing docuseries on Astros’ sign-stealing scandal
    2020
  • • Nationals watch Game 7 of World Series, roast Astros on Zoom call
    The Houston Astros will probably never be seen as a respectable organization again after their cheating scandal was unfolded....2020
  • • Judge dismisses one sign-stealing lawsuit against Red Sox, Astros
    2020
  • • Bryant: AJ Hinch, Dusty Baker now on different sides of the same coin
    The Houston Astros fired one manager after a sign-stealing scandal and hired the other to help the club rebound. Now both managers are finding their respective ways while baseball has been removed from circulation....2020
  • • Report: AJ Hinch, Jeff Luhnow will be reinstated in 2021 even if season is canceled
    2020
  • • Astros owner claims MLB exonerated him in cheating scandal
    As the Houston Astros battle a lawsuit from a former MLB player over the team’s sign-stealing scandal, team owner Jim Crane is reportedly claiming in court that he should be immune from the lawsuit because MLB exonerated him. According to The Athletic, Crane submitted a legal filing on Monday that claims he wasn’t involved in any of the team’s alleged rules violations and MLB cleared him of any wr...2020
  • • Manfred indicates that MLB has completed Boston Red Sox investigation
    Major League Baseball has completed its investigation into the Boston Red Sox’s alleged cheating. Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt for an interview on Wednesday night. Manfred shared that the investigation has been completed. He said no written report has been produced yet because they have been focused on other more pressing matters. “We are done with the investigation,” ...2020
  • • Astros request new judge in player's sign-stealing lawsuit against team
    After getting caught for breaking MLB’s rules during the 2017 and ’18 seasons, the Houston Astros are now reportedly questioning the impartiality of a California judge set to oversee a pending lawsuit by pitcher Mike Bolsinger. According to the Los Angeles Times, the Astros’ lawyers informed Bolsinger’s counsel that they are requesting the Los Angeles County Superior Court to remove judge Malcolm ...2020
  • • Astros’ Josh Reddick fires back at Twitter troll with World Series ring pic
    2020

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