Houston Astros Wiretap

Astros, Cionel Perez Agree To Deal With $2M Signing Bonus

Dec 10, 2016 1:27 AM

A 20-year-old Cuban pitcher has agreed to a minor league contract with the Houston Astros that includes a $2 million signing bonus.

The agreement involving left-hander Cionel Perez was announced Friday and is part of the last international signing period without a cap on bonuses. 

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Indians Made Run At Signing Carlos Beltran

Dec 5, 2016 8:29 AM

The Cleveland Indians made a run at signing Carlos Beltran, but ultimately weren't able to compete with the one-year, $16 million deal he received from the Houston Astros.

The Indians continue to search for a "corner bat."

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Tags: Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Won't Include Alex Bregman In Deal For Starting Pitcher

Dec 5, 2016 8:19 AM

The Houston Astros would like to add an ace-caliber pitcher via trade this offseason, but they won't include Alex Bregman as part of a package.

Astros executives are telling teams that there's "no chance" Bregman will be dealt.

He is controllable through 2022 after being selected second overall in 2015.

The 22-year-old hit .264/.313/.478 in 217 plate appearances this past season.

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Carlos Beltran Signs One-Year, $16M Deal With Astros

Dec 3, 2016 3:48 PM

Free agent Carlos Beltran has agreed to a one-year deal worth $16 million with the Houston Astros, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney on Saturday.

The move adds to a busy offseason for the Astros, who have boosted their lineup by trading for Yankees catcher Brian McCann, and signing free agent outfielder Josh Reddick to a four-year, $52 million contract.

Houston missed the playoffs this year after winning the AL wild card in 2015.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Astros, Dodgers, Rangers, Yankees In 'Full Pursuit' Of Rich Hill

Dec 2, 2016 7:54 AM

Rich Hill is drawing a lot of interest as a free agent as the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees are in "full pursuit" of the left-hander.

Hill is entering his age-37 season, but is considered the top free agent pitching option on the market.

In 20 starts between the Dodgers and Oakland Athletics, Hill posted a 2.12 ERA and his first 100-plus inning season in 2007.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Market For Carlos Beltran Down To Four Teams

Nov 23, 2016 7:35 AM

The market for Carlos Beltran appears to be narrowing.

The New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros "are the most competitive teams" for Beltran, according to a report. The Texas Rangers, who traded for him at midseason, are also lurking in the background.

Beltran is expected to land a one-year deal in the $15 million to $18 million range.

Joel Sherman/New York Post

Tags: Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Texas Rangers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Mike Napoli Drawing Interest From Astros

Nov 21, 2016 8:50 AM

The Houston Astros are interested in signing Mike Napoli, according to a report.

Napoli, 35, hit .239/.335/.465 with a career-high 34 home runs and 101 RBIs for the Cleveland Indians in 2016.

The Seattle Mariners and Indians have both shown interest in the slugger.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jason Castro Has Multiple Offers On Table

Nov 18, 2016 6:52 AM

Jason Castro is drawing interest from five teams and has multiple offers on the table, according to a report.

The Atlanta Braves are one of the clubs pursuing Castro, who hit .210/.307/.377 with 11 homers and 32 RBIs in 113 games for the Houston Astros in 2016.

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Josh Reddick Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Astros

Nov 17, 2016 7:00 PM

The Houston Astros have agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract with Josh Reddick, according to multiple reports.

Reddick hit .281/.345/.405 with 17 doubles, 10 home runs and 37 RBIs in 155 games split between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Oakland Athletics this past season.

The 29-year-old began his career with the Boston Red Sox, playing three seasons with the team before four-plus years with the Athletics.

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Astros Acquire Brian McCann From Yankees

Nov 17, 2016 5:32 PM

The New York Yankees have traded Brian McCann to the Houston Astros for prospects Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.

Houston is expected to have McCann and Evan Gattis split duties at catcher.

New York will reportedly send some cash to the Astros along with McCann.

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Astros Agree To Two-Year Deal With Charlie Morton
Charlie Morton made just four starts last season before suffering a torn left hamstring that ended his year.

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Carlos Beltrain Drawing Interest From Astros, Jays, Red Sox, Yankees
The Rangers were believed to be in the mix as well, but aren't currently.

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Alex Cora Joins Astros As Bench Coach
The Astros have hired Alex Cora as their new bench coach, sources have confirmed.

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Astros Interested In Brian McCann
The Yankees are believed to be open to moving Brian McCann given the emergence of Gary Sanchez at catcher.

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Astros To Sign Cuban Left-Hander Cionel Perez
The Astros have agreed to sign Cuban left-handed prospect Cionel Perez for a $5.15 million signing bonus.

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Carlos Correa Sent To Houston With Shoulder Inflammation
Carlos Correa experienced soreness in his shoulder in Tuesday night's game against the Indians and told A.J. Hinch he was uncomfortable upon waking Wednesday.

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Astros-Indians Game Disrupted After Midges Swarm Field
Wednesday night's game between the Astros and Indians was disrupted after midges swarmed the field.

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Dallas Keuchel To Undergo Tests On Sore Shoulder
Dallas Keuchel will undergo tests on his sore shoulder and miss at least his next two starts.

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Astros Push Back Dallas Keuchel's Next Start
Dallas Keuchel was slated to start Friday, but A.J. Hinch announced Wednesday that Keuchel's next start would be pushed back a day or two.

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Astros Recall Yulieski Gurriel To DH
Cuban defector Yulieski Gurriel will join the Astros at Camden Yards on Sunday.

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Carlos Gomez Signs Minor League Deal With Rangers
The Astros had designated Carlos Gomez for assignment on August 10.

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Astros Request Release Waivers On Carlos Gomez
He is owed $2.21 million over the remainder of the season.

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Jose Altuve Is Fastest To 1,000 Hits In Astros History
Jose Altuve hit a single in the ninth inning on Tuesday night to give him 1,000 hits in his Major League career.

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Cardinals Exploring Trade For Carlos Gomez
The Cardinals are exploring the possibility of a trade for Carlos Gomez after Matt Holliday broke his thumb on Thursday, according to a source.

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Astros Designate Carlos Gomez For Assignment
"I know I didn't do my best," Carlos Gomez told the Houston Chronicle. "I wish the best to them. They have a great team and organization."

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Astros Promote Yulieski Gurriel To Double-A Corpus Christi
The Astros signed Gurriel to a five-year, $47.5 million deal last month.

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Astros Aren't In Play For Jonathan Lucroy
Houston's interest in Lucroy was previously overstated, according to a source.

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Former Cardinals Executive Sentenced To Jail For Astros Hack
The decision was handed down by a federal judge.

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Astros GM: Getting Gurriel 'Huge Deal For Us'
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow first saw Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel play in Amsterdam ten-years ago.

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Source: Cuban Star Yulieski Gurriel Agrees To Deal With Astros
Infielder Yulieski Gurriel has agreed to a five-year, $47.5M contract with the Astros, according to multiple reports.

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