Houston Astros Wiretap

Astros 'Looking At' Kevin Correia

Jan 27, 2015 8:36 AM

The Houston Astros are among the clubs interested in Kevin Correia and they are "looking at" the right-hander.

Houston is looking to add depth to the back of their rotation after missing out on Ryan Vogelsong.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Giants Maintaining Contact With Vogelsong

Jan 22, 2015 8:26 AM

Ryan Vogelsong has been linked to a number of other clubs, but the San Francisco Giants have maintained contact with the right-hander.

It was reported earlier this week that Vogelsong flew to Houston to meet with the Astros. He has also been linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks and Philadelphia Phillies.

Chris Haft/MLB

Tags: San Francisco Giants, Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros, Rangers Discussing Corporan Trade

Jan 21, 2015 8:27 AM

The Houston Astros and Texas Rangers are discussing a Carlos Corporan trade after he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The Rangers are believed to be the "clear favorite" to land Corporan, according to a report.

Jon Morosi/FOX Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Colby Rasmus Nearing Deal With Astros

Jan 20, 2015 3:44 PM

The Houston Astros are nearing a contract agreement with Colby Rasmus, according to sources.

Rasmus was reportedly in Houston on Tuesday to take a physical.

"I'm here to make sure everything is good -- the ticker's good," Rasmus told Fox 26 in Houston. "Then we'll go from there."

Rasmus, 28, is a .246 career hitter with 116 home runs in six big-league seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Vogelsong, Astros May Be Close To Deal

Jan 20, 2015 7:33 AM

Ryan Vogelsong may be nearing a deal with the Houston Astros.

Vogelsong, who has been in talks with the club, arrived in Houston on Monday. The trip may indicate that the pitcher will take a physical.

The right-hander has been on Houston's radar. Jeff Luhnow said recently that the Astros could like to add a starter.

Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 32 starts for the San Francisco Giants last year.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Tags: Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Cubs Acquire Dexter Fowler From Astros

Jan 19, 2015 11:55 AM

The Chicago Cubs have acquired Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handerDan Straily.

The move gives Houston a new third baseman and rotation insurance.

Chicago had reportedly been looking to add another outfielder.

Charlie Wilmoth/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Have Money To Spend On Starter, Corner Infielder

Jan 15, 2015 8:40 AM

The Houston Astros have some money to spend as the offseason winds down.

The club is reportedly interested in a starting pitcher and corner infielder.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Rangers Wanted Gattis, But Price Was Too High

Jan 15, 2015 8:37 AM

The Texas Rangers were interested in acquiring Evan Gattis from the Atlanta Braves, but felt the price to do so would have been too high.

Atlanta dealt Gattis to the Houston Astros on Wednesday.

According to a report, the Braves wanted prospects Alex Gonzalez and/or Nomar Mazara in a deal, which Texas felt was too much.

Jeff Wilson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Tags: Texas Rangers, Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Braves Trade Evan Gattis To Astros

Jan 14, 2015 4:36 PM

The Atlanta Braves have traded Evan Gattis to the Houston Astros, according to a source.

Atlanta will receive three minor league prospects -- right-hander Mike Foltynewicz, third baseman Rio Ruiz and right-hander Andrew Thurman -- in the deal.

Gattis, 28, has 43 home runs in just 213 career games with the Braves.


Tags: Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz, Biggio Elected To Hall Of Fame

Jan 6, 2015 2:08 PM

Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio were elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

Martinez, Johnson and Smoltz were voted in their first year of eligibility. 

Four players haven't been voted in during the same year since 1955 when Joe DiMaggio, Gabby Hartnett, Ted Lyons and Dazzy Vance were elected.

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Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Personal Award

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Astros Could Be Dark Horse For Hamels
Cole Hamels has as many as five years and $110 million left on his contract.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Astros Reach $23M Agreement With Lowrie
Jed Lowrie has agreed to a three-year, $23 million contract with the Astros, according to a source.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Astros Bolster Bullpen With Gregerson, Neshek
The Astros are working hard to fortify their bullpen this offseason.


Giants Unlikely To Offer Headley Fourth Year
Chase Headley reportedly has a four-year, $65 million deal on the table, but it remains to be seen which team made the offer.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

If They Can't Sign Robertson, Astros Looking At Romo
Despite being removed as closer by the Giants, Sergio Romo bounced back and pitched fairly well down the stretch.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Executive: Robertson Has $39M Offer On Table
The Yankees hope to re-sign the closer, but they don't want to go to four years and David Robertson may be waiting for such an offer.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Donaldson, Carter, Herrera Have Super 2 Status
The trio are among 26 players with less than three years of Major League service who have qualified for salary arbitration.


Astros Looking At $20M Increase In Payroll
Jim Crane acknowledged in October that roughly $20 million could be added in payroll, which puts Houston at about $70 million.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Astros Trade Tropeano, Prospect To Angels For Conger
The Astros have acquired catcher Hank Conger in a trade with the Angels.


Palm Beach County Approves $108M Funding For Astros-Nationals Complex
There remains no site for the two-team spring training complex.

James Wagner/Washington Post

Hillman To Become Astros Bench Coach
Trey Hillman is close to being announced as the bench coach of the Astros under new manager A.J. Hinch, according to a source.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Astros Payroll Could Increase By $20M
The Astros began the 2014 season with a $50 million payroll.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Astros Hire A.J. Hinch As Manager
The Astros have hired A.J. Hinch as their new manager, according to multiple reports.


Jose Altuve Wins AL Batting Title
Astros' second baseman Jose Altuve ended the season with a .341 batting average.


Astros Tight-Lipped On Managerial Search
Despite being very vocal about their front office operations in recent years, the Astros have been tight-lipped about their managerial search.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Altuve Passes Biggio With Club-Record 211th Hit
Jose Altuve, hitting .343, could become the first member of the Astros to win a batting title.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Altuve Approaching Houston's Hit Record
Jose Altuve notched his 200th hit of the season on Wednesday night, making him just the second player in Astros history to achieve the milestone.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Astros Owner Confirms Friction Between Luhnow, Porter
The Astros fired Bo Porter on Monday.

Jerome Solomon/Houston Chronicle

Astros Fire Bo Porter
The manager was reportedly at odds with Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow.

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Jared Cosart Aims To Make Astros Regret Trade
After shutting out the Braves over seven innings on Saturday, Jarred Cosart took a shot at the Astros, who traded him to the Marlins in July.

Craig Davis/South Florida Sun-Sentinel