Houston Astros Wiretap

Astros Acquire Tyler Clippard From White Sox

Aug 14, 2017 7:48 AM

The Houston Astros have acquired Tyler Clippard from the Chicago White Sox for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Clippard was traded to the White Sox by the New York Yankees just last month.

He has a 4.27 ERA, 1.295 WHIP, 4.39 FIP and 54 strikeouts across 46.1 innings this season.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Chicago White Sox, Misc Rumor, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Tigers Have Discussed Justin Verlander Recently

Aug 7, 2017 8:01 AM

The Houston Astros and Detroit Tigers were in touch about a potential Justin Verlander trade this month, according to a report.

It remains to be seen how serious the talks were. The clubs discussed the right-hander prior to last week's non-waiver trade deadline.

Verlander has cleared revocable waivers, so the Tigers are free to discuss him in trades.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Detroit Tigers, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros Trade Aoki, Prospect To Jays For Liriano

Jul 31, 2017 3:32 PM

The Astros acquired left-hander Francisco Liriano from the Blue Jays on Monday, a source told ESPN's Buster Olney, confirming multiple reports.

MLB.com is reporting that outfielder Nori Aoki and minor league outfielder Teoscar Hernandez are headed to Toronto in return for Liriano.

Liriano, 33, is 6-5 with a 5.88 ERA in 18 starts for Toronto this season. He is 102-97 with a 4.15 ERA in 12 seasons.

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

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Multiple Teams Have Interest In Tigers' Justin Wilson

Jul 30, 2017 10:22 PM

Detroit spent Sunday evening narrowing their list of suitors for lefty reliever Justin Wilson, with the potential of a deal Sunday night or Monday morning.

Five teams remain in the mix for Wilson, according to an industry source. The Astros are considered the favorites, according to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, but the Nationals and Cubs also remain in the hunt according to MLB.com's Phil Rogers and other sources. MLB Network's Ken Rosenthal reported that the Cubs are heavily involved in talks.

Other teams that have been linked at some point to Wilson include the Rockies, Rays, Dodgers, Red Sox, Brewers, Indians and Yankees.

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Tags: Detroit Tigers, Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Three-Time All-Star Lee May Dies At 74 Years

Jul 30, 2017 6:45 PM

Lee May, an All-Star slugger who hit 354 home runs in the major leagues, has died. He was 74.

The Baltimore Orioles, one of four teams that May played for, and the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association both tweeted their condolences Sunday.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Astros Won't Overpay For Pitching At Deadline

Jul 27, 2017 8:22 AM

The Houston Astros would like to upgrade their pitching staff, but Jeff Luhnow says the club won't overpay to do so ahead of the non-waiver trade deadline.

"We're not going to overpay dramatically, because we're not in a situation where we have to," Luhnow said. "We have a pretty good team, and if we can improve it without giving up too much of our future, we will."

The Astros are 67-33 with a 17-game lead over the second-place Seattle Mariners in the American League West.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Astros, Yankees Leading Race To Acquire Sonny Gray

Jul 26, 2017 7:22 AM

At least seven Major League teams had scouts to watch Sonny Gray pitch on Tuesday night.

The New York Yankees are reportedly "making a strong push" to complete a trade with the Oakland Athletics for Gray, while the Houston Astros are "one of the frontrunners."

The Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals all had scouts watching the right-hander.

Susan Slusser/San Francisco Chronicle

Tags: Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Zach Britton Sets AL Record With 55th Straight Save

Jul 24, 2017 1:55 AM

Setting the AL record for consecutive saves converted requires a remarkable display of consistency.

Patience also played a part for Zach Britton, because the Orioles closer went more than 14 weeks this season between tying the mark and breaking it.

Britton converted his 55th straight save opportunity Sunday, blanking the Astros in the ninth inning to seal Baltimore's 9-7 victory.

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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Astros Place Colin Moran On DL With Facial Fracture

Jul 23, 2017 1:40 PM

Astros third baseman Colin Moran is on the 10-day disabled list after he suffered a facial fracture during Saturday's game, the team announced Sunday.

Moran left the 8-4 win over Baltimore in the sixth inning, when he fouled an inside pitch from Orioles reliever Darren O'Day straight up and into the area near his left eye.

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Tags: Houston Astros, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Carlos Correa Out Six To Eight Weeks With Torn Thumb Ligament

Jul 19, 2017 7:31 AM

Carlos Correa is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a torn ligament in his left thumb, the Houston Astros have announced.

Correa will require surgery.

Marwin Gonzalez is expected to see the bulk of the playing time at shortstop in Correa's absence.

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Carlos Correa Has Been Playing Through Thumb Pain
Carlos Correa left Monday night's game with a jammed left thumb.

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Dallas Keuchel To Have Rehab Start On Monday
Dallas Keuchel has not pitched for the Astros since June 2 due to a pinched nerve in his neck.

ESPN.com

Carlos Correa Leaves Game With Thumb Discomfort
Carlos Correa departed the Astros' 16-4 win over the Braves with left thumb discomfort after he slid headfirst at the plate in the fourth inning.

ESPN

Astros' David Paulino Gets 80-Game Suspension
Rookie pitcher David Paulino tested positive for Boldenone.

ESPN.com

George Springer Not Interested In Home Run Derby
George Springer is tied for third in the American League with 19 home runs.

Jake Kaplan/Houston Chronicle

Astros, Athletics Have Mutual Interest In Sonny Gray Trade
The Athletics are monitoring the Astros' farm system closely in preparation for a possible Sonny Gray trade.

Nick Cafardo/Boston Globe

Astros, Elian Rodriguez Agree To Minor-League Deal, $1.9M Bonus
The Astros and Cuban right-handed pitcher Elian Rodriguez agreed to a minor league contract on Thursday.

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2017 MLB Draft First Round Results
The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early.

RealGM Staff Report

Astros Shut Down Dallas Keuchel For About A Week
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel is recovering from neck discomfort.

ESPN.com

Astros To Call Up Top Pitching Prospect Francis Martes
The Astros have called up top pitching prospect Francis Martes, who they are expected to break in out of the bullpen.

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Astros Place Dallas Keuchel On DL With Neck Discomfort
Dallas Keuchel was scratched from Wednesday's start against the Royals with what the club initially called an illness.

Associated Press

Astros Place Dallas Keuchel On DL
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel has a pinched nerve in his neck and is expected to miss only one start.

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Mother's Day Shoes Nearly Injured Jose Altuve
Jose Altuve was in the lineup for the Astros on Monday after giving the club a scare because his special Mother's Day shoes were too snug.

Associated Press

Mike Trout Day-To-Day With Tight Hamstring
Mike Trout was pulled from the lineup on Saturday with some tightness in his left hamstring.

ESPN.com

Josh Reddick Wanted To Sign Extension With A's
Josh Reddick is very happy to be a member of the Astros, but maintains that he had a strong desire to sign an extension with the Athletics before he was traded at last summer's deadline.

Joe Stiglich/CSN Bay Area

Carlos Correa Won't Rule Out New Deal
Carlos Correa would consider an early long-term deal "if the price is right."

ESPN.com

Agent: Carlos Correa Doesn't Want Long-Term Deal Now
Carlos Correa is still two years from arbitration and five years from free agency.

ESPN

Astros Shut Down Collin McHugh For Six Weeks
Astros pitcher Collin McHugh is suffering from right elbow discomfort.

ESPN.com

Astros, Braves, Pirates Interested In Jose Quintana
Jose Quintana continues to be mentioned in trade rumors as Opening Day approaches.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Brian McCann On Trade: 'Best-Case Scenario For Both Sides'
Brian McCann enjoyed his time with the Yankees, but admitted that the offseason trade that sent him to the Astros was good for both parties.

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