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  1. Astros and Chris Carter avoid arbitration

    Jan 14, 2015, 8:44 PM EST

    Chris Carter

    The Astros and DH Chris Carter avoided arbitration with a one-year, $4.175 million.

  2. Rockies avoid arbitration with Jordan Lyles

    Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 PM EST

    Jordan Lyles

    The Rockies avoided arbitration with pitcher Jordan Lyles, agreeing on a one-year deal worth $2.475 million.

  3. MLB unlikely to institute a pitch clock in 2015

    Jan 4, 2015, 6:04 PM EST

    Alarm Clock

    MLB tested a pitch-clock rule in the Arizona Fall League, but it’s unlikely to be adopted for the 2015 season.

  4. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EST

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  5. Astros designate Gregorio Petit for assignment

    Dec 16, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    Gregorio Petit Astros

    Petit played 37 games for Houston this past season, hitting .278 with a .723 OPS while seeing action at shortstop, second base, and third base.

  6. Rangers sign Anthony Bass, Ross Wolf, and Antoan Richardson

    Dec 11, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

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    All three received invites to major league spring training.

  7. Angels acquire Drew Butera from Dodgers

    Dec 9, 2014, 3:45 PM EST

    Drew Butera

    Perhaps the worst hitter in baseball is on the move.

  8. Angels claim Marc Krauss off waivers from Astros

    Dec 8, 2014, 2:49 PM EST

    Marc Krauss Astros

    Possible left-handed bench bat.

  9. Astros “have been pursuing” free agent Jed Lowrie

    Dec 8, 2014, 11:50 AM EST

    jed lowrie getty

    Two offseasons ago the Astros traded Jed Lowrie to the A’s for Chris Carter, Brad Peacock, and Max Stassi.

  10. Report: Blue Jays, Astros discuss Dexter Fowler

    Dec 2, 2014, 9:58 PM EST

    Dexter Fowler

    The Blue Jays appear to be planning for a future without Melky Cabrera.

  11. Tigers claim Josh Zeid off waivers from Astros

    Nov 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Josh Zeid Astros

    Zeid underwent season-ending foot surgery in July.

  12. Jason Castro turned down contract extension from Astros

    Nov 19, 2014, 10:15 AM EST

    Houston Astros v Oakland Athletics

    He’s projected to make around $4 million in 2015.

  13. Astros sign Alex Presley to one-year deal, avoid arbitration

    Nov 18, 2014, 3:15 PM EST

    Alex Presley Twins

    Presley was claimed off waivers from the Twins during spring training and hit .244 with six homers and a .628 OPS in 89 games.

  14. Four NPB pitchers combine to no-hit the MLBers in the Japan Series

    Nov 15, 2014, 7:38 AM EST

    Japan Series

    One of them was this fellow, Kazuhisa Makita. Who I suspect may be a bit of a submarine pitcher.

  15. Astros want to sign one of the top free agent closers

    Nov 13, 2014, 11:55 PM EST

    David Robertson

    The Astros have their eyes on a few big name free agent relievers.

  16. Examining the DH market

    Nov 11, 2014, 8:26 PM EST

    Victor Martinez

    Who might want a designated hitter this winter?

  17. White Sox interested in Astros catcher Jason Castro

    Nov 11, 2014, 5:44 PM EST

    Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

    He made the All-Star team in 2013, but hit just .222 with a .651 OPS in 126 games this season.

  18. Jose Abreu is a unanimous selection for AL Rookie of the Year

    Nov 10, 2014, 6:23 PM EST

    Jose Abreu

    Joins Albert Pujols, Evan Longoria and Mike Trout as unanimous winners.

  19. 2014 Silver Slugger Award winners are announced

    Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EST

    silver slugger getty

    The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.

  20. Astros acquire catcher Hank Conger from Angels

    Nov 5, 2014, 3:52 PM EST

    Hank Conger

    Former first-round draft pick moves on to Houston.

  21. 2014 Gold Glove winners

    Nov 4, 2014, 7:05 PM EST

    gold glove award 2013

    The 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being revealed during an hour-long special airing right now (7:00 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. We will list all of the winners here, position-by-position, as they are announced by the Baseball Tonight crew …

  22. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  23. 2014 Fielding Bible Award winners announced

    Oct 30, 2014, 7:24 PM EST

    Lorenzo Cain Getty

    The Fielding Bible Awards are back. And they have an interesting wrinkle this time around.

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