Astros Reach Agreement with Jesse Crain

The Houston Astros reached an agreement with reliever Jesse Crain on a one-year deal, reports Evan Drelich of the Houston Chronicle. Crain, who was traded by the Chicago White Sox to the Tampa Bay Rays at the trade deadline has not pitched since June 29 when a shoulder surgery interrupted an outstanding season. However, he did pass his physical with the Astros, who believe […]

Houston Astros Sign Scott Feldman to Three-year Deal

Astros Rumors

The Houston Astros signed Scott Feldman to a three-year, $30 million deal. Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports was the first to report the deal. Because Feldman was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Baltimore Orioles during the middle of the 2013 season, he was not eligible to receive a qualifying offer so the Astros will not lose a draft pick. Feldman, 30, […]

Houston Astros Acquire Dexter Fowler From Colorado Rockies

Astros Rumors

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for outfielder Brandon Barnes and right-hander Jordan Lyles.  The Astros will also receive a player to be named later. Fowler hit .263 with 18 doubles, 42 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 119 games last season. Fowler, a switch-hitter who primarily plays […]

Kansas City Royals Acquire Houston Astros Justin Maxwell

Royals Trades

According to Ken Rosenthal at Fox Sports the Kansas City Royals have acquired OF Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros. Maxwell is 29 and is hitting .241/.311/.387 with two home runs in 115 plate appearances for Houston in 2013, after hitting 18 homers in 2012. The Astros will get minor league pitcher Kyle Smith. Smith 20, has a 2.85 […]

MLB Draft: Top Pick Mark Appel Signs With Houston Astros

MLB Draft

The Houston Astros have signed right-hander Mark Appel, the number one overall pick earlier this month in the MLB draft.  While terms of the deal were not announced, slot money for the first overall pick is $7.8 million. Jon Heyman of reported Appel and the Astros agreed to a signing bonus between $6 and $6.5 million on […]

Bud Norris Trade Stock On The Decline For Astros

Bud Norris, Nathan Lucero

Following his exit from Monday night’s 7-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers due to lower back spasms, Houston Astros starting pitcher Bud Norris’ stock for the July trade deadline is now in question. Coming into Monday night’s contest, Norris had been sporting relatively good numbers for the struggling Houston club, holding onto a 4-3 record, […]

Houston Astros Bats Wake Up With Five Home Runs, 22 Hits

Astros News

The Houston Astros pounded Seattle Mariners pitching with 22 hits in five home runs to earn their first road victory of the 2013 season 16-9 over the Mariners at Safeco Field. The Astros snapped a six-game losing streak in which they had scored a total of nine runs.  They nearly doubled their run total of 17 […]