Skip to content

Houston Astros

  1. Report: A.J. Hinch and Rick Renteria will receive second interviews with Cubs

    Oct 26, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    We learned yesterday that former Mariners manager Eric Wedge is going to interview for the Cubs’ manager job next week, but it appears that there could be some early favorites among the other candidates. Sources: Hinch, Renteria will get second interviews with #Cubs. Wedge interview will be Tuesday. Cubs already have spoken to him by…

  2. Projecting the 2013 Gold Glove winners

    Oct 25, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

    Manny Machado

    Let’s go down the list: AL, catcher: Matt Wieters, Joe Mauer, Salvador Perez Mauer is still the AL’s best defensive catcher, but he played a mere 660 innings behind the plate this year, compared to 1,200 for Wieters and 1,115 for Perez. Wieters has won the last two, so he’s the favorite here. Still, I…

  3. Handicapping the Cubs’ managerial candidates

    Oct 22, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    The job isn’t as sexy as the openings in Washington and Detroit, but the Cubs manager job is up for grabs and today Dave Kaplan of CSNChicago.com handicaps some of the candidates with the help of an anonymous former GM who adds his thoughts. Upshot, if you believe the GM views the world the same…

  4. Report: Rick Renteria has emerged as a “clear cut favorite” for Cubs manager

    Oct 19, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Rick Renteria

    It was reported earlier today that the Cubs still had Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo on their radar for manager, but it appears that one candidate is the early frontrunner for the gig. The support for Rick Renteria is staggering and he has emerged as clear cut favorite to be #Cubs manager — Bob…

  5. Heyman: The Astros could make a play for Shin-Soo Choo

    Oct 19, 2013, 2:47 PM EDT

    Shin-Soo Choo Getty

    We’re not ready to fire up the hot stove quite yet, but CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman passes along this interesting nugget on a potential surprise suitor for impending free agent Shin-Soo Choo: The Houston Astros, whose lowest-in-baseball payroll of $25 million or thereabouts was a mere fraction of most teams, may consider making a run…

  6. Cubs have Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo on their radar for manager

    Oct 19, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

    Torey Lovullo AP

    The Cubs have already interviewed Manny Acta, A.J. Hinch, Dave Martinez, and Rick Renteria for their managerial vacancy, but they aren’t done with their search. According to Patrick Mooney and Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com, multiple sources have suggested that the Cubs will want to talk with Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo. Of course, Lovullo…

  7. Cubs interview Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for manager job

    Oct 17, 2013, 7:42 PM EDT

    Dave Martinez Getty

    Confirming reports from earlier this week, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com passes along word that the Cubs interviewed Rays bench coach Dave Martinez for their managerial vacancy today. Martinez has been the bench coach for Tampa Bay for the past six seasons and has interviewed for manager jobs with the Indians, Blue Jays, and Astros in…

  8. Cubs interviewing Rick Renteria and Dave Martinez for managerial vacancy

    Oct 14, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    We heard last week that the Cubs had interviewed former Indians and Nationals manager Manny Acta and former Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, but there are some other names in the mix. Jesse Rogers of ESPNChicago.com reports that the Cubs met with Padres bench coach Rick Renteria today in California. The front office is expected to…

  9. Report: Cubs appear to have “a very short list” of serious candidates for manager

    Oct 10, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

    cubs logo

    We heard various reports and speculation that the Cubs were willing to go all out in order to make Joe Girardi their next manager, but now that we can cross that possibility off the list, it’s time to take a look at the realistic candidates for the job. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the…

  10. Cris Carter said he gave Alex Rodriguez a talking-to

    Oct 3, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez stands at third base in the eighth inning of their MLB American League baseball game against the Red Sox in Boston

    This is fun. Ex-NFL player Cris Carter ran into A-Rod down in Florida when A-Rod was getting ready to come back this year and they had a little chat. Carter said that he was concerned about PEDs and A-Rod’s P.R. problems and how his example impacts children and stuff. Then it got good. He said…

  11. Astros decline $3 million option on Philip Humber

    Oct 3, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Houston Astros v Boston Red Sox

    Philip Humber turned a strong spring training into a job with the Astros, but then went 0-8 with a 7.90 ERA in 55 innings split between the rotation and bullpen. Not surprisingly the Astros have decided to decline his $3 million option for next season, giving him a $500,000 buyout that makes him a free…

  12. Astros claim Raul Valdes, Indians claim Tyler Cloyd

    Oct 2, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

    raul valdes getty

    The Phillies performed a 40-man roster cleanup on Wednesday afternoon and two of the players that were removed have landed with new organizations. Raul Valdes, a left-handed reliever who posted a 7.46 ERA in 35 innings this season for Philadelphia, has been claimed by the Astros and Tyler Cloyd, a 26-year-old starting pitcher who had…

  13. The Astros lost their final 15 games

    Sep 29, 2013, 9:00 PM EDT

    Chris Carter

    The Yankees brought half a team to Houston, but that was enough to get a three-game sweep and conclude the Astros’ historic season with 15 straight losses. They’re the first team since the 1899 Cleveland Spiders to lose their final 15 games. The Astros ended up 51-111. They’re the 12th team since 1900 ever to…

  14. Andy Pettitte pitches the Yankees past the Astros in his final start

    Sep 28, 2013, 10:05 PM EDT

    Andy Pettitte Getty

    Yankees starter Andy Pettitte shut down the Astros tonight in his final start of his career. The left-hander allowed one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five in a complete game effort. The lone Astros run came on a Chris Carter ground out in the fourth inning. Second baseman Robinson Cano…

  15. Mike Trout and the Angels haven’t discussed a long term deal

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    From the L.A. Times, a story about the state of Mike Trout’s eventual crazy-riches. Current status: no discussions yet about any kind of long term deal for arguably the best player in baseball. He’s making just north of the minimum now, as the Angels only have him a token bump from last year’s minimum salary.…

  16. It’s great to have the Pirates back

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen, Jean Segura

    At some point in the eighth inning, I remember going out to concourse of old Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta and watching Atlanta Braves fans slowly shuffle toward the exits and their cars and another long baseball off-season. It is all well and good to say that baseball fans should stay to the end but…

  17. Alex Rios hits for the cycle against the Astros

    Sep 23, 2013, 10:26 PM EDT

    Texas Rangers' Rios is congratulated by teammate Andrus and manager Washington after hitting a home run against the Houston Astros during their MLB American League baseball game in Arlington

    Rangers outfielder Alex Rios became the third player this year to hit for the cycle Monday, doing so in just six innings against the hapless Astros. Oddly enough, all three cycles this year have been contained entirely within the AL West. The Angels’ Mike Trout had one in May against the Mariners, and the Astros’…

  18. Rays and Indians both win to maintain their respective leads in the AL Wild Card race

    Sep 22, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians

    The Rays defeated the Orioles 3-1 this afternoon behind a strong start from Enny Romero in his Major League debut. The left-hander, who spent most of the season with Double-A Montgomery, shut out the O’s in four and two-thirds innings, allowing just one hit while walking four and failing to record a strikeout. The Rays…

  19. Indians top Astros to maintain lead as the AL’s second Wild Card

    Sep 21, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Cleveland Indians

    The Indians entered tonight’s action with a half-game lead over the Rangers for the second Wild Card in the American League. The two teams have been trending in opposite directions, with the Rangers having lost nine of their last ten contests, while the Indians have won seven of their last nine. The Tribe sent lefty…

  20. Jason Castro has surgery to remove cyst from knee

    Sep 19, 2013, 9:04 PM EDT

    Jason Castro AP

    Jason Castro was shut down earlier this week due to right knee discomfort and now Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that he underwent a minor procedure today to have a cyst removed. Castro fouled a ball off his knee on September 2 and had the cyst drained one day later, but he only appeared in…

  21. More knee problems end Jason Castro’s season early

    Sep 17, 2013, 4:46 PM EDT

    Houston Astros v Chicago White Sox

    Astros catcher Jason Castro, who has a long history of knee problems that once threatened his career, has been shut down for the remainder of the season. Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the injury is officially being called right knee discomfort, but Castro has been placed on the disabled list and will miss the…

  22. The Roberto Clemente Award Nominees have been announced

    Sep 16, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Clayton Kershaw won it last year.  The 2013 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. And now my annual complaint, albeit a minor one: Baseball has set…

  23. Career minor leaguer Cody Clark snaps 0-for-25 streak for first MLB hit

    Sep 14, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

    Cody Clark Getty

    This is great. After spending 11 years in the minors, catcher Cody Clark was called up by the Astros last month. But until last night, he was still looking for that elusive first MLB hit. He finally got it in the fifth inning, snapping an 0-for-25 hitless streak. Here’s a link to the video. Matt…

  24. This clinches it: Ned Yost has no idea what he’s doing

    Sep 9, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

    Ned Yost

    Setting the scene: Indians up 4-3 on the Royals in the top of the ninth. Cleveland closer Chris Perez gives up a single to Salvador Perez and a walk to Mike Moustakas to begin the inning, setting things up very nicely. Very nicely indeed, for Ned Yost to trample all over what was left of…

  25. Peter Bourjos likely to undergo wrist surgery

    Sep 7, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Peter Bourjos

    Angels outfielder Peter Bourjos will likely require surgery to insert a pin into his broken wrist, reports Mike DiGiovanna of the L.A. Times. Bourjos was hit by a Jordan Lyles pitch on June 29 and immediately went on the DL. He returned on August 16, but in the 15 games in which he has played…

Featured video

Pitching vs. history in NL wild card game
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. D. Jeter (2967)
  2. R. Martin (2299)
  3. A. Rodriguez (2030)
  4. D. Gordon (1968)
  5. J. Altuve (1938)
  1. J. Hamilton (1910)
  2. C. Kershaw (1867)
  3. E. Volquez (1735)
  4. M. Shoemaker (1703)
  5. I. Suzuki (1642)