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  1. Astros decline $4 million option on Chris Snyder

    Oct 31, 2012, 3:49 PM EST

    Chris Snyder

    Chris Snyder hit just .176 in 76 games for the Astros, so not surprisingly they’ve declined his $4 million option for 2013 and will instead pay a $500,000 buyout. Not so long ago Snyder was an established, young starting catcher, but his health and production have both been issues since leaving the Diamondbacks in mid-2010.…

  2. Pablo Sandoval and Brandon Crawford make the craziest play you’ll see this year

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:23 PM EST

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    Pablo Sandoval had a bit of a tough time with a foul pop-up off the bat of Astros catcher Jason Castro in the bottom of the first inning tonight, so he decided to improvise. Fortunately for the Giants, Brandon Crawford was on the same wavelength. Incredible. We usually see one or two plays a week…

  3. R.A. Dickey notches 16th win as Mets snap six-game losing streak

    Aug 25, 2012, 4:58 PM EST

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    R.A. Dickey is still very much alive in the conversation for the National League Cy Young award. The knuckleballer tossed seven innings of one-run ball this afternoon at Citi Field as part of a 3-1 win over the Astros. The strong performance helped the Mets snap a six-game losing streak. Dickey actually got the Mets…

  4. Astros lose Jed Lowrie, Jason Castro to DL

    Jul 15, 2012, 2:55 PM EST

    Jed Lowrie

    Just in time for their rematch against Matt Cain, the Astros put two starters on the disabled list Sunday, Jed Lowrie and Jason Castro. Lowrie, the Astros’ most productive hitter with 14 homers and 36 RBI this season, suffered a sprained ankle during Saturday’s game. Castro, who has a solid .254/.440/.379 line in 169 at-bats,…

  5. Royals acquire Humberto Quintero and Jason Bourgeois from Astros

    Mar 20, 2012, 5:17 PM EST

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    Kansas City has added a pair of bench players by acquiring catcher Humberto Quintero and outfielder Jason Bourgeois from the Astros for minor leaguer Kevin Chapman and a player to be named later. Quintero became expendable in Houston with Jason Castro back from injury and veteran Chris Snyder signed this offseason, but his ineptitude offensively…

  6. Astros sign A’s castoff Landon Powell to minor league deal

    Mar 14, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

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    Released by the A’s last week, Landon Powell has signed with the Astros on a minor-league contract. Houston was in the market for some catching depth because of Humberto Quintero‘s back problems, although with Jason Castro coming back from a lost season and veteran Chris Snyder signed as a free agent odds are Powell will…

  7. Astros catcher Humberto Quintero leaves camp to have back examined in Houston

    Mar 6, 2012, 10:15 AM EST

    Houston Astros v Florida Marlins

    Backup catcher Humberto Quintero has left Astros camp and traveled to Houston to have his injured back examined by team doctors. Quintero told Brian McTaggart of MLB.com that he’s “feeling better,” but players tend not to leave spring training and fly to another state unless the injury has people worried. He’s hoping to get a…

  8. Running down the rosters: Houston Astros

    Feb 9, 2012, 12:30 AM EST

    Wandy Rodriguez

    The 2012 Astros are pretty sure bets to lose 100 games, with the big question being whether they’ll top last year’s mark of 106 losses. That achievement will be tied to their ability to move the contracts of Wandy Rodriguez, Brett Myers and Carlos Lee. Ideally, they’d be able to sell off at least the…

  9. MLB’s worst position situations: 2012 edition

    Feb 2, 2012, 2:58 PM EST

    Jason Bourgeois, Jordan Schafer, Brian Bogusevic

    After declaring the Houston Astros in position of the game’s worst rotation earlier today, I thought it’d be fun to look at the rest of the worst. So here are MLB’s most gruesome position situations heading into the 2012 season: Catcher: Dodgers – A.J. Ellis, Matt Treanor, Tim Federowicz The Dodgers let the slugging-heavy Rod Barajas…

  10. Astros sign veteran catcher Chris Snyder

    Jan 20, 2012, 12:31 PM EST

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    Jason Castro breaking his foot while playing in the Arizona Fall League left the Astros short on catching depth and Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that they’ve agreed to terms with veteran backstop Chris Snyder. Snyder is from Houston and has long been a starting-caliber catcher, but missed most of last season following back surgery…

  11. Astros catcher Jason Castro out again following foot surgery

    Dec 13, 2011, 10:15 AM EST

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    Jason Castro missed the entire season following knee surgery for a torn ACL suffered during spring training and now the Astros catcher may not be ready for next spring because of another operation. Castro was in the Arizona Fall League in order to make up for all the playing time he missed, but the 2008…

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