Houston Astros Wiretap

Report: Arizona No Longer Discussing Chapman

Jul 31, 2015 3:15 PM

The Arizona Diamondbacks' trade talks regarding Aroldis Chapman are now dead, according to a report.

The Houston Astros have also been discussing the reliever with the Cincinnati Reds.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Padres Working On Significant Deal

Jul 31, 2015 6:59 AM

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are working on a significant trade, but nothing is close, according to a source.

Tyson Ross and Craig Kimbrel have both been discussed. Houston is still looking for bullpen help after adding Scott Kazmir to the rotation and Carlos Gomez to the outfield.

San Diego could add an outfielder in the deal. The Astros would appear to have one to move after acquiring Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Looking To Acquire Bullpen Help

Jul 31, 2015 6:53 AM

The Houston Astros are "pushing hard" to fortify their bullpen, according to a report.

Houston is discussing several relievers with teams and they appear to be aiming high.

Reports have linked the Astros to Craig Kimbrel, Joaquin Benoit, Brad Boxberger, Jake McGee and Aroldis Chapman.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Get Carlos Gomez, Mike Fiers From Brewers

Jul 30, 2015 7:52 PM

The Houston Astros will acquire Carlos Gomez and Mike Fiers from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for outfield prospects Brett Phillips and Domingo Santana, right-hander Adrian Houser and lefty Josh Hader, according to reports.

Milwaukee reportedly had a deal in place to send Gomez to the New York Mets on Wednesday night, but it never reached completion.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Source: Hamels Wouldn't Accept Trade To Astros

Jul 30, 2015 8:39 AM

Cole Hamels told the Philadelphia Phillies that he would not accept a deal to the Houston Astros, according to a source.

Philadelphia traded Hamels to the Texas Rangers in an eight-player deal on Wednesday night. Hamels had a no-trade clause in his contract that allowed a deal to select teams without his consent. The Rangers were on the approved list.

Houston is looking to further bolster their rotation after acquiring Scott Kazmir last week.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

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

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Five Teams Show Initial Interest In David Price

Jul 30, 2015 7:08 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees are among the teams to show initial interest in David Price now that the Detroit Tigers are accepting offers.

Detroit declared themselves sellers on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers have leverage in talks with Johnny Cueto and Cole Hamels now off the market.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Detroit Tigers

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Astros, Padres 'Gaining Steam' On Deal

Jul 29, 2015 7:57 PM

The Houston Astros and San Diego Padres are making headway on a trade that would send some pitching to the American League contenders.

Nothing is imminent, but a source claims that talks are "gaining steam."

Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross are possible fits for the Astros.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Craig Kimbrel Linked To Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals, Yankees

Jul 28, 2015 7:07 AM

The Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals and New York Yankees are among the teams that have shown interest in trading for San Diego Padres closer Craig Kimbrel.

Houston, however, is concerned with the financial commitment that Kimbrel carries. He is owed a total of $24 million over the next two seasons.

The Yankees may have faded from the picture a bit as they remain hesitant to deal any of their top prospects.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Reportedly Making 'Big Push' For Cole Hamels

Jul 27, 2015 9:08 PM

Despite acquiring Scott Kazmir last week, the Houston Astros are still pursuing Cole Hamels in a trade with the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Astros are making a "big push" for Hamels, sources told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Houston is one of the teams on Hamels' no-trade list, so the left-hander could prevent a move.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Indians, Rangers Have Inquired About Carlos Gomez

Jul 27, 2015 4:10 PM

The Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers are among the teams that have inquired with the Milwaukee Brewers about Carlos Gomez, according to Major League sources.

The Indians (23rd) and Rangers (28th) both rank near the bottom of baseball in OPS from the center-field position.

The San Francisco Giants and Houston Astros are also interested in Gomez, but the Giants may not have the prospects to make a deal and the Astros are focused on bullpen help, according to sources.

Gomez, 29, is owed $8 million this season and will make $9 million in 2016.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Blue Jays, Nationals Have Interest In Kimbrel
The Astros, however, are concerned with the money Craig Kimbrel is owed going forward.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Biggio, Pedro, Big Unit, Smoltz Join Hall Of Fame
Craig Biggio is the first Astro to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.


Astros Discussed Samardzija With White Sox Before Kazmir Deal
Houston ultimately opted to make the deal for Scott Kazmir because they were more comfortable with the Oakland Athletics' asking price.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Astros Acquire Kazmir From Athletics For Prospects
The Astros have acquired Scott Kazmir from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for Jacob Nottingham and Daniel Mengden.


Astros Determined Not To Trade Prospect Brett Phillips
The Astros are reportedly looking to add a starter before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, but there is one piece they are unlikely to move in the process.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Astros Have Discussed Acquiring Cashner, Ross From Padres
The Astros and Padres have had at the very least preliminary trade discussions regarding Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, according to a report.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Royals, Astros Have Las Vegas Concerned
Las Vegas sports books are worried about the Royals and Astros as the Major League Baseball season winds down.

David Purdum/ESPN

Union Monitoring Whether Cardinals Hacking Affected Player Market
As the federal investigation into the Cardinals continues for hacking into the computer database of the Astros, the player's union has an interest to learn whether any information obtained may have a

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Cueto Believed To Be Houston's Top Target
The Astros could look to add before the non-waiver trade deadline and Johnny Cueto of the Reds appears to be their top target, according to people familiar with their thinking.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Greinke, Keuchel To Start All-Star Game
Zack Greinke is 8-2 with a 1.39 ERA and Dallas Keuchel is making his first All-Star Game appearance.


Astros Pleased With Draft Haul After Issues In 2014
The Astros have signed all their top picks after an impressive 2015 amateur draft, a welcome development after a disappointing run last year.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Astros Looking For Hard-Throwing Bullpen Arm
The Astros have one of the better bullpens in baseball, but Jeff Luhnow says he's still on the lookout for additions.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

All-Star Game Starters Announced
Josh Donaldson sets the all-time single-season voting record, while Bryce Harper finishes as the top NL vote-getter.

Press Release

Big Papi Gets Rare Start At First Base
David Ortiz is replacing a struggling Mike Napoli at first base.


Astros, Blue Jays Are Front-Runners For Samardzija
The White Sox have disappointed this season and Jeff Samardzija is expected to be discussed in trades this summer.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Astros, Daz Cameron Agree To $4M Bonus
The Astros have agreed to a deal with No. 37 overall pick Daz Cameron that will include a $4 million signing bonus.

Jim Callis/MLB

Astros Haven't Received Subpoena As Part Of Federal Investigation
The Astros say they did not receive a subpoena as part of the government's investigation into the hacking of their private database and computer systems.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Astros Nearing Agreement With Daz Cameron
The Astros are getting closer to finalizing contract agreements with No. 2 pick Alex Bregman and No. 37 pick Daz Cameron.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Report: Hamels Blocked Trade To Astros
Cole Hamels has blocked a potential trade to the Astros, according to a report by KHOU-TV.

Joey Nowak/MLB

FBI Struggling To Pinpoint Who Hacked In Astros' System
FBI agents are struggling to pinpoint exactly who within the Cardinals organization repeatedly hacked into the Astros' closely guarded baseball intelligence network.

Michael S. Schmidt/New York Times

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