Houston Astros Wiretap

Astros Win Arbitration Hearing Against Jason Castro

Feb 9, 2016 4:25 PM

The Houston Astros have won their arbitration case against Jason Castro.

Castro will earn $5 million this coming season after filing for $5.25 million.

He earned $4 million in 2015, which turned out to be a disappointing season.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

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

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Astros Sign Doug Fister To One-Year Deal

Jan 28, 2016 12:20 PM

The Houston Astros have signed Doug Fister to a one-year contract.

Fister will receive a guaranteed $7 million with incentives that can increase the value to $12 million.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

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

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Astros Looking To Round Out Starting Rotation

Jan 25, 2016 7:05 AM

The Houston Astros would like to add a starting pitcher, but are looking for a bargain at this point in the offseason.

Houston has explored the possibility of signing Doug Fister. They've also discussed Yovani Gallardo, Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lohse.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Carlos Correa Hopes To Wear Clemente's No. 21 Someday

Jan 25, 2016 6:37 AM

Carlos Correa, who took home the American League Rookie of the Year award over the weekend, revealed that he hopes to honor fellow Puerto Rican Roberto Clemente on the field one day.

"Just reading about him and listening to stories from different people, he's my idol for life," Correa said. "I look up to him a lot, try to play the game hard like he did, respect the game. But for me, the most important thing he did was create an impact, a positive impact in the community and society.

"... Nothing would make me more proud than eventually wearing No. 21 on Roberto Clemente Day in my Astros uniform. For me, that will be something really special."

Chad Thornburg/MLB

Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

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Astros, Orioles Interested In Yovani Gallardo

Jan 21, 2016 6:24 AM

Yovani Gallardo is drawing interest from the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles, according to a report.

Gallardo, believed to be the top starter left on the free agent market, has also been linked to the Toronto Blue Jays this offseason.

The right-hander is tied to draft-pick compensation because he declined a qualifying offer from the Texas Rangers.

Austin Laymance/MLB

Tags: Houston Astros, Baltimore Orioles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Colby Rasmus Wants To Finish Career With Astros

Jan 20, 2016 7:29 AM

Colby Rasmus, who signed a one-year, $8 million deal with the Houston Astros this offseason, says he wants to play a few more years and then retire with the organization.

"I'm getting a little older now," said the 28-year-old Rasmus. "I've been taking a beating on this body. I'm a lot older than I used to be. Playing on that turf in Toronto was pretty tough. It has a nice slab of concrete underneath and I was diving on it. I didn't baby myself and take it easy."

Rasmus will have earned more than $23 million by the end of the 2016 season.

Rick Hummel/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

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Astros Unlikely To Sign Yoenis Cespedes

Jan 19, 2016 7:28 AM

The Houston Astros have been connected to Yoenis Cespedes, but the expectation is that he'll sign elsewhere.

Peter Gammons reported on Sunday that three executives told him to watch the Astros when it comes to Cespedes.

However, a source told Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle that they had not previously heard of a connection between the Astros and Cespedes and made his signing in Houston sound unlikely.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Avoid Arbitration With Dallas Keuchel

Jan 15, 2016 3:03 PM

The Houston Astros and Dallas Keuchel have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.25 million deal.

The salary will become the new record for largest salary ever for a first-time arbitration eligible starting pitcher. The previous record was $4.35 million, held by Dontrelle Willis and David Price.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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

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Astros, Padres Will Play Spring Games In Mexico City

Jan 14, 2016 9:54 AM

Major League Baseball will return to Mexico City in March for a two spring training games between the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres.

It has been 12 years since Major League Baseball traveled to the city.

The Astros faced the Miami Marlins in a two-game preseason series back in 2004.

Associated Press

Tags: Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Misc Rumor

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Astros Inquire With Braves About Ender Inciarte

Jan 13, 2016 4:30 PM

The Houston Astros have inquired with the Atlanta Braves about the availability of outfielder Ender Inciarte.

Atlanta acquired Inciarte, 25, from the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of the Shelby Miller deal.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

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

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Former Cardinals Executive Pleads Guilty To Hacking Astros
Chris Correa, the former scouting director of the Cardinals, has pleaded guilty to five criminal charges in connection with unauthorized access of the Astros' database.

Jenifer Langosch/MLB

Bagwell, Hoffman, Raines In Good Shape For HOF In 2017
They won't be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, but Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines and Trevor Hoffman turned in impressive showings on the ballot and look good for 2017.

Doug Miller/MLB

Yovani Gallardo Being Courted By Astros, Orioles, Royals
Yovani Gallardo remains available on the free agent market and is reportedly being courted by the Astros, Orioles and Royals.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Dallas Keuchel, Astros Haven't Discussed Extension
The Astros and Dallas Keuchel haven't discussed a contract extension this offseason, according to agent Darek Braunecker.

MLB Network Radio

Astros Not Going To Trade For Freddie Freeman
The Braves and Astros have had trade discussions centered around Freddie Freeman, but a deal is "simply not going to happen," according to a source.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Market For Scott Kazmir Taking Shape
Scott Kazmir, 31, has trimmed his suitors to the Royals, Athletics, Cardinals, Nationals and Astros.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Astros Want To Add Another Starting Pitcher
Houston has interest in Yovani Gallardo and could also be in the mix for Mike Leake.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz/Houston Chronicle

Astros, Orioles, Royals Going After Yovani Gallardo
A report suggests that Gallardo could choose from one of those three clubs soon.

Chris Cotillo/SB Nation

Phillies Receive Appel In Giles Deal
The Phillies receive former No. 1 draft pick Mark Appel in the Ken Giles trade to the Astros.

ESPN.com

Nationals Have Interest In Trading For Aroldis Chapman
The Dodgers haven't completely dropped their pursuit of Aroldis Chapman, who has had domestic abuse issues surface.

Marly Rivera/ESPN

Astros, Tony Sipp Agree To $18M Deal
The Astros and reliever Tony Sipp have agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal, according to a source.

Associated Press

Sources: Astros Trade Four Players To Phillies For Ken Giles
Philadelphia will reportedly receive pitchers Vincent Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer, along with a third significant prospect and another player.

ESPN

Astros, Dodgers Discussing Andrew Miller With Yankees
The Dodgers appeared close to a trade for Aroldis Chapman before domestic violence allegations emerged.

Bob Nightengale/USA Today

Astros Fielding Offers For George Springer, Others
Houston hasn't discussed George Springer in any deals, but would be open to moving the young outfielder if the haul is significant enough.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Mystery Team Makes 'Very Strong' Offer For Jose Fernandez
Other clubs claim the Astros are that team, but nothing has been confirmed.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Astros Meet With Scott Kazmir
Eight to ten teams have "continued interest" in signing Kazmir.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

Chris Carter Hits Free Agent Market
The Astros non-tendered Chris Carter on Wednesday, making him a free agent.

Brian McTaggart/MLB

Rays Acquire Hank Conger From Astros
The Rays have acquired Hank Conger from the Astros in exchange for cash consideration.

Marc Topkin/Tampa Bay Times

Astros Shopping Chris Carter
According to a report, the Astros have focused on American League trade partners.

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Astros Unlikely To Sign Chris Davis
The Astros have been connected to Chris Davis, but they aren't expected to sign the first baseman, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Evan Drellich/Houston Chronicle

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