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  1. Astros designate Rick Ankiel for assignment

    May 6, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel

    The Astros, sitting at 8-24 in last place in the AL West, have designated outfielder Rick Ankiel for assignment, tweets Houston Chronicle beat writer Brian T. Smith. It was one of a handful of moves the Astros made day, also designating Fernando Martinez for assignment, calling up Jimmy Paredes and Trevor Crowe, demoting Brandon Laird…

  2. 2013 Preview: Houston Astros

    Mar 21, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    New look Astros

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Houston Astros. The Big Question: Will the Astros be historically bad? Maybe this isn’t the biggest question facing the…

  3. Five new players tied to Biogenesis clinic; sources say Gio Gonzalez did not purchase PEDs

    Feb 19, 2013, 8:40 PM EDT

    biogenesis records

    From investigative reporters T.J. Quinn and Mike Fish of ESPN.com comes word that Padres shortstop Everth Cabrera, A’s left-hander Jordan Norberto, Astros outfielder Fernando Martinez, Padres right-hander Fautino De Los Santos and Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello have also been discovered in the records of the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic. The players “were on a list as…

  4. Fernando Martinez heard the Astros’ message loud and clear

    Feb 12, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Fernando Martinez Getty

    A few weeks ago Astros manager Jeff Luhnow told reporters that Fernando Martinez‘s chances to make the Astros could be negatively impacted by his participation in the World Baseball Classic. Many people tut-tutted that comment as being wrongheaded because the WBC is supposed to be wonderful and everything, but for his part, Martinez got the message:…

  5. Fernando Martinez and the Astros show why the World Baseball Classic still has so far to go

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:43 AM EDT

    Fernando Martinez Getty

    Fernando Martinez stands as one of several players in the mix to make the Houston Astros’ outfield. But he has more up against him in that quest than just competition from Rick Ankiel, Justin Maxwell, J.D. Martinez and Brandon Barnes. He has up against him his participation in the World Baseball Classic, where he will play…

  6. Astros send Mets castoff Fernando Martinez to Triple-A

    Mar 23, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Fernando Martinez

    Back in January the Astros claimed outfielder Fernando Martinez off waivers from the Mets and today Houston optioned the one-time top prospect to Triple-A. Being cut loose by the Mets for nothing and not being able to crack the Astros’ roster certainly aren’t good signs for Martinez, but he’s still just 23 years old and…

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