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  1. Domingo Santana is 0-for-17 with 14 strikeouts and “just panicked” defensively

    Aug 12, 2014, 10:16 AM EDT

    Domingo Santana Astros

    Astros prospect Domingo Santana hit .292 with 14 homers and an .844 OPS in 104 games at Triple-A to earn his first call-up to the big leagues, but the 21-year-old outfielder has been an absolute mess so far in Houston.

  2. Alex Rios exits Sunday’s game with an ankle injury

    Aug 10, 2014, 10:30 PM EDT

    Alex Rios, Carlos Corporan

    Alex Rios reaggravated his right ankle injury on a play at the plate in Sunday’s game against the Astros. He’ll be reevaluated on Monday.

  3. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 8, 2014, 6:23 AM EDT

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    If you had money on “Shane Greene and Chris Capuano would go back-to-back shutting down the Detroit Tigers in August, keeping the Yankees in the playoff picture,” the casino management would like to have a word with you.

  4. George Springer’s setback is considered minor

    Aug 7, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

    George Springer Getty

    Rookie slugger George Springer was forced to exit a minor league rehab game with Low-A Quad Cities last night after he aggravated his left quad strain, but the setback is considered minor.

  5. Dexter Fowler set to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 7, 2014, 4:16 PM EDT

    Dexter Fowler

    Out since late June with a strained intercostal muscle, Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler is slated to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A.

  6. George Springer suffers setback in rehab game

    Aug 6, 2014, 11:17 PM EDT

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    Astros outfielder George Springer was expected to be activated off the 15-day disabled list before the weekend, but that is not going to happen now.

  7. Marlins’ trade deadline acquisition Jarred Cosart scratched from scheduled Thursday start

    Aug 6, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT

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    Jarred Cosart’s tenure with the Marlins is not off to an especially strong start. He surrendered four runs over just 5 1/3 innings in his debut last Friday night against the Reds, and now the 24-year-old right-hander — who was acquired from the Astros at the July 31 trade deadline — is dealing with an injury.

  8. Astros clear George Springer to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    George Springer

    Out since July 19 with a quadriceps injury, Astros rookie slugger George Springer is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A.

  9. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 4, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Indians celebration

    The Tribe walks off against Texas, MadBum was dominant and V-Mart goes yard again. Note: if you were not a baseball fan, you would have no idea what any of the stuff in the previous sentence meant. It’s just barely English, yet we all get it. Cool, huh?

  10. Video: Watch Robbie Grossman save the game by robbing a home run Saturday night

    Aug 3, 2014, 2:30 PM EDT

    Robbie Grossman

    Robbie Grossman made the highlight reels on Saturday night, preserving the Astros’ lead by robbing Juan Francisco of a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

  11. Winners and losers at the trade deadline

    Jul 31, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett, Ruben Amaro Jr., Ryne Sandberg

    Keeping score in the aftermath of Thursday’s deadline deals.

  12. Jared Cosart traded from Houston to Miami

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

    Cosart AP

    Some pitching heading Miami’s way.

  13. 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker

    Jul 31, 2014, 4:15 PM EDT

    David Price

    Recapping all of Thursday’s dealings in one spot.

  14. Astros “looking to move” slugger Chris Carter

    Jul 30, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

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    The 44-64 Astros could jump into this seller-friendly market before Thursday’s 4 p.m. ET trade deadline. Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Houston is “looking to move” first baseman and designated hitter Chris Carter.

  15. Josh Zeid needs season-ending foot surgery

    Jul 30, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Josh Zeid Astros

    Zeid pitched well for the Astros as a 26-year-old rookie last season, but struggled mightily this season with a 6.97 ERA in 23 appearances.

  16. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 30, 2014, 7:24 AM EDT

    90s

    The Yankees and Rangers gave us a retro night in Arlington.

  17. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 29, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Marlins celebration

    A three run lead and Rafael Soriano on the hill usually leads to an un-tuck fest. Not last night it didn’t.

  18. Astros players upset over Mark Appel’s promotion to Double-A, bullpen session in Houston

    Jul 27, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Mark Appel was promoted to Double-A Corpus Christi on Saturday despite posting a 9.74 ERA and 1.92 WHIP in 44 1/3 innings at High-A Lancaster. And he was invited to Minute Maid Park in Houston on Sunday morning to throw a bullpen session in front of Astros coaches and executives. This stuff is not sitting well with some of the players on the Astros’ current major league roster.

  19. Play of the Day: Tom Koehler takes a liner off his back, Adeiny Hechavarria catches the rebound

    Jul 26, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT

    Tom Koehler

    Tom Koehler didn’t get an out in the most comfortable way, but he got an out nonetheless.

  20. The Astros are hesitant to trade Chad Qualls

    Jul 24, 2014, 10:20 PM EDT

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    Chad Qualls quietly owns a 1.78 ERA this season. The Astros are reluctant to deal him.

  21. Picture of the Day: Dallas Keuchel has a clever message for a heckler

    Jul 24, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    Dallas Keuchel AP

    Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel tossed a baseball to a heckler during today’s game against the Athletics. And the ball contained a clever message.

  22. Everything you need to know about next week’s trade deadline

    Jul 24, 2014, 12:09 PM EDT

    David Price

    Who is buying? Who is selling? Who is on the block? And is next week’s trade deadline really a deadline?

  23. Quadriceps injury shuts down Astros rookie slugger George Springer

    Jul 23, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    George Springer

    Springer got off to a slow start following his mid-April call-up and his strikeout total leads the league, but he’s smacked 20 homers with a .900 OPS in 61 games since early May to rank as one of the league’s better all-around players during that span.

  24. L.J. Hoes hit a homer for his mom last night

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    Jeez, Mrs. Hoes. You should’ve asked sooner!

  25. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT

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    Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.

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