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Alex Bregman Undergoes Right Elbow Surgery

Jan 14, 2019 7:57 AM

Alex Bregman underwent arthroscopic surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow.

The Houston Astros announced the procedure on Friday.

Bregman, who will turn 25 March 30, will be limited at the start of spring training but is expected to be ready to play prior to the start of the regular season.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Astros Lead Ceasars' Projected Win Totals At 97.5

Jan 10, 2019 8:16 AM

Caesars Entertainment's sportsbook in Las Vegas has started taking bets on win totals for the upcoming MLB season.

The Houston Astros top the board with 97.5 wins.

The New York Yankees are right behind the Astros with 96.5 wins, followed by the Boston Red Sox at 95.5 and Cleveland Indians at 91.5.

The Los Angeles Dodgers (94) and Chicago Cubs (90.5) were the only National League teams with more than 90 wins as of Wednesday afternoon. The Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals each opened at 88.5 wins.

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Astros Back In Mix To Trade For J.T. Realmuto

Dec 18, 2018 12:57 PM

The Houston Astros have resurfaced as a potential destination for J.T. Realmuto, according to a source.

The Astros have once again had trade discussions with the Miami Marlins for the catcher.

The New York Mets are out on Realmuto after signing Wilson Ramos to a two-year deal.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Sign Michael Brantley To Two-Year, $32M Deal

Dec 17, 2018 9:34 PM

The Houston Astros have agreed to sign Michael Brantley to a two-year, $32 million deal.

Brantley gives the Astros a left-handed bat in the middle of their lineup.

Brantley hit .309 with 17 homers and 76 RBIs in 2018 after missing most of 2016 and 2017 with injuries.

The Cleveland Indians acquired Brantley in 2008 as part of the CC Sabathia deal.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Robinson Chirinos Agree Upon One-Year Deal

Dec 5, 2018 7:43 AM

The Houston Astros have agreed to a one-year deal with Robinson Chirinos.

Chirinos, 34, posted career highs in home runs (18) and RBIs (65) for the Texas Rangers last season.

He is expected to share catching duties with Max Stassi.

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

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Blue Jays Have Interest In Dallas Keuchel

Dec 3, 2018 8:14 AM

The Toronto Blue Jays are reportedly interested in Dallas Keuchel.

The Blue Jays saw their starters post a 5.14 ERA last season, third worst in the Major Leagues.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Reds Have Serious Interest In Dallas Keuchel

Nov 30, 2018 8:03 AM

The Cincinnati Reds are "all over" Dallas Keuchel in free agency, according to a report.

The Reds have also reached out to J.A. Happ.

Keuchel, who will be 31 on Jan. 1, had a 3.74 ERA and 153 strikeouts in 204.2 innings for the Houston Astros this season.

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Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Astros Among Those Pursuing Nathan Eovaldi

Nov 29, 2018 8:12 AM

The Houston Astros are among the clubs interested in signing Nathan Eovaldi, according to a report.

Eovaldi has also been linked to the Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Angels, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, San Francisco Giants and San Diego Padres.

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Astros Send Pitching Prospect To Jays For Aledmys Diaz

Nov 17, 2018 1:52 PM

The Houston Astros acquired infielder Aledmys Diaz in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, giving up minor league pitcher Trent Thornton on Saturday.

Diaz played both at shortstop and third base for the Blue Jays last season, hitting .263 with a career-high 18 home runs, 26 doubles and 55 RBIs in 130 games. His production improved after the All-Star break, with a .290 batting average and OPS of .856 in the second half.

 

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Tags: Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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O's Hire Mike Elias As New GM

Nov 17, 2018 12:06 AM

The Baltimore Orioles have hired Houston Astros assistant GM Mike Elias to be their general manager, the team announced Friday.

The Orioles also gave Elias the title of executive vice president.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Orioles Expected To Hire Mike Elias As GM
The Astros are looking for a new lead executive and Mike Elias is the leader to be named the club's general manager.

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Dallas Keuchel Willing To Shave Beard For Yankees
The Yankees need pitching and Dallas Keuchel would fill a need as a free agent.

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Jose Altuve Expects To Be '120 Percent' Ready For Spring Training
Jose Altuve expects to be "120 percent" ready by the start of spring training after undergoing surgery to repair a patella avulsion fracture in his right knee in October.

MLB

Astros Among Clubs Talking To Mariners About James Paxton
James Paxton is signed through 2020 and is projected to earn $9 million in 2019.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

Nationals' Ownership Rejected Bryce Harper Trade To Astros
The Nationals would have acquired J.B. Bukauskas and two other prospects from the Astros.

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Lance McCullers Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
Lance McCullers, Jr. underwent Tommy John surgery on Tuesday and will miss the 2019 season.

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Seven Players Receive Qualifying Offers
In six years, only five of the 73 players issued a qualifying offer have accepted it.

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Astros Decline Brian McCann's $15M Option
The Astros have declined their $15 million club option for next season on Brian McCann.

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Red Sox, Astros Co-Favorites To Win 2019 Series
The Red Sox and Astros are each listed at 6-1 at the SuperBook at Westgate Las Vegas.

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Jose Altuve Undergoes Knee Surgery
Astros star Jose Altuve underwent knee surgery on Friday, and is expected to be ready for spring training.

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Bregman: ALCS Loss Will Motivate Astros
The Astros bid to repeat as World Series champions is over after a 4-1 loss on Thursday night.

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Behind David Price, Red Sox Advance To World Series
David Price won his first postseason start on Thursday, as the Red Sox beat the Astros 4-1, and advance to the World Series for the first time since 2013.

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Red Sox Hold Off Astros, Take 3-1 Series Lead
The Red Sox needed a diving catch by Andrew Benintendi for the final out to edge the Astros 8-6 on Wednesday night.

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MLB Clears Astros Of Any Sign-Stealing
Major League Baseball said it found no violations by the Astros during the postseason.

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Chris Sale Unlikely To Start Game 5
Red Sox ace Chris Sale is still weak from the stomach ailment that sent him to the hospital on Sunday night.

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Chris Sale Is Back And 'Good Enough' To Pitch
Chris Sale returned to the Red Sox on Tuesday in Houston after suffering a stomach illness.

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Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Slam Leads Red Sox To Game 3 Win
The Red Sox defeated the Astros by the score of 8-2 on Tuesday to take a 2-1 lead in the ALCS.

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Chris Sale Released From Hospital
Chris Sale was released from a Boston-area hospital on Monday morning after dealing with a stomach illness.

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David Price Pitches Well Enough In Red Sox Game 2 Win
The Red Sox defeated the Astros by the score of 7-5 on Sunday to even the ALCS at 1-1.

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Astros Win ALCS Opener 7-2
The defending World Series champion Astros defeated the Red Sox on Saturday night by the score of 7-2.

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