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  • ValleyCats, dropped as affiliate, sue MLB, Astros
    • ValleyCats, dropped as affiliate, sue MLB, Astros
    The Tri-City ValleyCats, who operated as a short-season affiliate of the Houston Astros for 18 seasons before being dropped, have filed a lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the Astros....2021
  • • Tri-City ValleyCats File Lawsuit Against Astros, MLB
    The Tri-City ValleyCats are suing the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball arising out of this offseason’s contraction of minor-league baseball, reports Daniel Kaplan of the Athletic. They become the second affiliate known to pursue legal action against their former parent club and the league; the Staten Island Yankees did the same in December. The ValleyCats…...2021
  • Source: Ex-Dodger Baez reaches deal with Astros
    • Source: Ex-Dodger Baez reaches deal with Astros
    Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports....2021
  • Baker, 71, uncertain about future with Astros
    • Baker, 71, uncertain about future with Astros
    Dusty Baker, at age 71, isn't sure whether he wants to manage the Houston Astros beyond the 2021 season....2020
  • Ahead of deadline, Astros offer deal to Correa
    • Ahead of deadline, Astros offer deal to Correa
    The Houston Astros on Wednesday offered contracts to arbitration-eligible shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-hander Lance McCullers Jr....2020
  • • Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros
    Even though they finished under .500 for the first time since 2014, the Astros still found a way to overcome key injuries and make it to their fourth consecutive ALCS this year. However this offseason pans out, the Astros could still have enough talent on hand to push for another playoff berth in 2021. For…...2020
  • Attorneys: Former Astros GM was 'scapegoated'
    • Attorneys: Former Astros GM was 'scapegoated'
    Seeking more than $22 million in a lawsuit, attorneys for former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said their client was "scapegoated" in a sign-stealing scandal of which he had no knowledge....2020
  • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal....2020
  • Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    • Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    Cora held the Red Sox managerial position for two seasons before being dismissed in January in response to his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal....2020
  • Report: Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    • Report: Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    Cora held the Red Sox managerial position for two seasons before being dismissed in January in response to his role in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal....2020

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Houston Astros injury and suspension

  • • Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros
    Even though they finished under .500 for the first time since 2014, the Astros still found a way to overcome key injuries and make it to their fourth consecutive ALCS this year. However this offseason pans out, the Astros could still have enough talent on hand to push for another playoff berth in 2021. For…...2020
  • • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    The popular manager led Boston to a World Series title in 2018, but he was suspended as part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal....2020
  • Report: Alex Cora among finalists for Red Sox managerial job
    • Report: Alex Cora among finalists for Red Sox managerial job
    While many believe that Alex Cora will return after his one-year suspension due to his involvement in the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, the Red Sox also are looking at other candidates....2020
  • • Astros ace Verlander has Tommy John surgery
    Houston Astros general manager James Click said Thursday that Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and that the estimated recovery time is about 12-14 months....2020
  • • Justin Verlander has Tommy John surgery, will miss 2021 season
    The Houston Astros confirmed on Thursday that ace right-hander Justin Verlander underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday and will miss the 2021 regular season....2020
  • • Astros' Verlander: I need Tommy John surgery
    Houston Astros right-hander Justin Verlander is set to undergo Tommy John surgery, he said in an Instagram post Saturday....2020
  • • Astros' Yordan Alvarez out for season, will undergo knee surgery
    Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker confirmed to reporters that slugger Yordan Alvarez will miss the rest of the year due to a partially torn patella tendon....2020
  • • Dodgers' Joe Kelly, Dave Roberts suspended after incident vs. Astros
    Kelly was suspended eight games after it was deemed he intentionally threw at Houston Astros batters Alex Bregman and Carlos Correa in the bottom of the sixth inning of Tuesday's game....2020
  • • 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

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Houston Astros trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Tri-City ValleyCats File Lawsuit Against Astros, MLB
    The Tri-City ValleyCats are suing the Houston Astros and Major League Baseball arising out of this offseason’s contraction of minor-league baseball, reports Daniel Kaplan of the Athletic. They become the second affiliate known to pursue legal action against their former parent club and the league; the Staten Island Yankees did the same in December. The ValleyCats…...2021
  • • Source: Ex-Dodger Baez reaches deal with Astros
    Right-handed reliever Pedro Baez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Astros, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan, confirming multiple reports....2021
  • • Ahead of deadline, Astros offer deal to Correa
    The Houston Astros on Wednesday offered contracts to arbitration-eligible shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Aledmys Diaz and right-hander Lance McCullers Jr....2020
  • • Gurriel takes pay cut to $7M to stay with Astros
    First baseman Yuli Gurriel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year contract with an option for 2022 that guarantees $7 million, a cut of nearly 20% from his 2020 deal....2020
  • • Emotional Deshaun Watson reflects on his journey to a franchise quarterback contract
    The press conference commemorating the new contract given by the Texans to quarterback Deshaun Watson became an episode of This Is Your Life. (Google it, kids.) The Texans arranged for surprise appearances from the likes of Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, former Gainesville High School assistant coach Michael Perry, many members [more]...2020
  • • AL West Trade Deadline Recap
    With the deadline in the rearview mirror, we’ll look back at each AL West team’s trade activity over the past month. Houston Astros Acquired LHP Brooks Raley from Reds for a player to be named later Los Angeles Angels Acquired INF Franklin Barreto from Athletics for INF Tommy La Stella Acquired RHP Gerardo Reyes from Padres for C Jason Castro…...2020
  • • MLB trade deadline: Houston Astros' biggest needs, targets, and trade chips ahead of Aug. 31
    The Astros will be looking to return to the World Series in 2020...2020
  • • Houston Astros exercise Dusty Baker's contract option for 2021 season
    Barring the unexpected, Baker will be managing the Astros again next season...2020
  • • Astros pick up manager Baker's 2021 option
    The Houston Astros picked up the 2021 option on the contract of manager Dusty Baker on Tuesday, a relief for Baker, who has spent several seasons working as a lame duck while with previous teams....2020
  • • 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

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

  • • Emotional Deshaun Watson reflects on his journey to a franchise quarterback contract
    2020
  • • 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
    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
  • • 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

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
    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
  • • 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
    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
  • • 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
  • • Rob Lowe trolls Houston Astros with asterisk hat
    When last we saw the actor wearing a hat, Lowe was getting roasted for his nondescript NFL logo hat during the playoffs. Now, Lowe, a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, is back but his baseball hat takes aim at the Astros for their cheating scandal....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
  • • 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
  • • Yankees' Tanaka feels cheated by Astros scheme
    New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka feels the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme cheated him out of a shot at a World Series title....2020
  • • Astros To Interview Dusty Baker
    The Houston Astros will interview veteran skipper Dusty Baker on Monday, writes MLB.com’s Matt Kelly (crediting Jon Paul Morosi). Baker has also drawn interest from the Mets to fill their recent opening. While the Astros and Baker have connected, Baker has yet to hear from the Mets (or Red Sox), per MLB Network insider Jon…...2020
  • • Athletics, Astros exit, won't play Friday's game
    The Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros decided not to play Friday night's game, following the example of other teams protesting the police shooting of Jacob Blake....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
    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 schedule, game

  • • Offseason Outlook: Houston Astros
    2020
  • • Rays vs. Astros schedule: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for ALCS matchup
    For the first time in history, the Tampa Bay Rays are taking on the Houston Astros in the ALCS...2020
  • • Rays vs. Astros schedule: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for ALCS
    For the first time in history, the Tampa Bay Rays are taking on the Houston Astros in the ALCS...2020
  • • Astros vs. Rays schedule: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for ALCS matchup
    For the first time in history, the Tampa Bay Rays are taking on the Houston Astros in the ALCS...2020
  • • Astros vs. Rays schedule: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for ALCS
    For the first time in history, the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Houston Astros in the ALCS...2020
  • • Rays add lefty reliever Alvarado to ALCS roster
    The Tampa Bay Rays will welcome back Jose Alvarado, a key member of the bullpen, for their ALCS matchup with the Houston Astros, which begins Sunday....2020
  • • Astros to start Valdez, McCullers vs. Rays in ALCS
    The Houston Astros have set their rotation for the first two games of the ALCS vs. the Rays, starting Framber Valdez in Game 1 and Lance McCullers in Game 2....2020
  • • Astros vs. Rays schedule, series preview: MLB playoffs live stream, TV channel, start times for ALCS
    For the first time in history, the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Houston Astros in the ALCS...2020
  • • Athletics, Astros Name Starters For First Two Games Of ALDS
    The Oakland A’s will switch up their starting rotation heading into their ALDS series with the Houston Astros. Chris Bassitt – who started the 2nd game of the wild card series – will take the hill in the series opener, per Martín Gallegos of MLB.com (via Twitter). It would be easy to confuse Bassitt for…...2020
  • • Tennessee Titans bus driver also drove Houston Astros to playoff series
    The bus driver who drove the Tennessee Titans to their game versus the Minnesota Vikings last weekend also drove the Houston Astros to their playoff series against the Minnesota Twins....2020

Houston Astros rumors, scandals

  • • Attorneys: Former Astros GM was 'scapegoated'
    2020
  • • Alex Cora Is Coming Back to the Red Sox
    2020
  • • Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    2020
  • • Report: Alex Cora to return as Red Sox manager
    2020
  • • Report: Alex Cora among finalists for Red Sox managerial job
    2020
  • Report: A.J. Hinch is ‘No. 1 candidate’ for Tigers manager job
    • Report: A.J. Hinch is ‘No. 1 candidate’ for Tigers manager job
    Hinch clearly is not at risk of being blacklisted by MLB teams despite being a part of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal....2020
  • Yankees fans troll Astros with hilarious Halloween costumes
    • Yankees fans troll Astros with hilarious Halloween costumes
    Baseball fans across the United States have been ruthless in shaming the Houston Astros for their 2017 cheating scandal. New York Yankees fans, though, have taken that shame to the next level....2020
  • • So the Houston Astros are headed to another ALCS. How angry should you be?
    The perpetrators of the sign-stealing scandal that rocked MLB are again tearing their way through October. Here's how to feel about it....2020
  • • Dusty Baker: The Beloved Manager Leading a Hated Team
    Even those who despise the Houston Astros for their cheating scandal have trouble disparaging Baker, who has earned unrivaled good will over five decades in the majors....2020
  • • Tigers considering Hinch, Cora for manager
    Detroit Tigers GM Al Avila on Friday said AJ Hinch and Alex Cora, who were both fired in the wake of the Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal, are among the candidates for the team's managerial vacancy....2020

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