11/19/2014 | Astros will wait until deadline to complete 40-man roster
The Astros have until 10:59 p.m. CT Thursday to decide who will they protect from the Rule 5 Draft, and they plan to use as much time as necessary to submit their 40-man roster.
11/19/2014 | MLB's last off-day in Japan loaded with culture, goodwill
Since they arrived in Japan 10 days ago, the squad of MLB All-Stars have been greeted warmly at every stop and they've embarked on a series of goodwill visits that have impacted them as much as the locals.
11/18/2014 | Astros, Presley agree on $1 million deal
The Astros avoided arbitration with outfielder Alex Presley by signing him to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday.
11/18/2014 | Altuve's hot bat can't be contained in Japan
Jose Altuve began the Japan All-Star Series on the bench, but he finished it as one of the MLB All-Stars' hottest hitters.
11/17/2014 | Astros games to air on ROOT Sports Southwest
Astros games will begin airing next year on ROOT Sports Southwest regional sports network, which made its debut Monday. The network will also be home to games for the NBA's Houston Rockets.
11/17/2014 | Orbit a hit with locals in Tokyo
Astros mascot Orbit has entertained locals and made new friends while checking out the sites on adventures at the Japan All-Star Series.
11/16/2014 | Altuve plays catalyst in MLB's first win in Japan
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve did a little bit of everything in the MLB squad's 6-1 win over Samurai Japan in Game 4 of the Japan All-Star Series on Sunday at the Tokyo Dome.
11/15/2014 | Top performances, prospects from 2014 Fall League
The Arizona Fall League is known as baseball's finishing school because it has graduated a ton of talent to the Major Leagues since it began play in 1992. Here are the development highlights from the AFL's 23rd season for all 30 big league organizations.
11/14/2014 | Top prospects face off in Arizona Fall League title game
You'll always remember where you first saw them. The Arizona Fall League has served as an incubation field for some of the best young players in the Major Leagues, and the next generation of prospects will have a chance to introduce themselves to a national audience in today's title game.
11/14/2014 | Astros impressed with Appel's Fall League stint
Mark Appel's promising performance with the Salt River Rafters, which he capped by allowing three hits, a solo homer and a walk while striking out four batters in five innings on Wednesday, was a great sign for the Astros.
11/14/2014 | MLB stars take part in Japanese tea ceremony
A day after arriving to Tokyo from Osaka via bullet train, Astros outfielder Dexter Fowler, Cardinals reliever Randy Choate and Angels pitcher Hector Santiago participated in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony on Friday, several hours before their game against the Japanese National Team at the Tokyo Dome.
11/13/2014 | Eli Young Band set to play Minute Maid Park
Country music will take over Minute Maid Park for Saturday's Eli Young Band House Party, which gets underway at 5 p.m. CT. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
11/13/2014 | Astros have better feel for options after GM Meetings
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, scheduled to return home Thursday from the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix, said he's pleased with the groundwork that was laid to improve the club through free agency and the trade market.
11/13/2014 | Fall League observations: Montas brings heat but hits bumps
White Sox prospect Francellis Montas hit 98 mph three times in his final Arizona Fall League start on Wednesday, but he turned in his worst outing of the season while being outdueled by Astros top pitching prospect Mark Appel, who had little trouble outside of facing Dodgers outfield prospect Scott Schebler.
11/12/2014 | MLB and MLBPA finalize list of Super Two qualifiers
Only the top 22 percent of players between two and three years of service time qualify for arbitration, provided they had at least 86 days of service time this season. This year's list is headlined by Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, Royals reliever Kelvin Herrera, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards, Dodgers second baseman Dee Gordon, Astros slugger Chris Carter, A's third baseman Josh Donaldson and Yankees pitcher David Phelps.
11/11/2014 | Hudgens ready to start fresh after dismissal from Caracas
Dave Hudgens, who was dismissed as the manager of Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League last week, is awaiting a flight home to the United States, which will allow him to get a further jumpstart on his new role as Astros hitting coach.
11/11/2014 | With big bat, defense, Fowler key in Japan exhibition
Dexter Fowler displayed more than just his usual blinding speed on Tuesday in the MLB All-Stars' 8-7 exhibition win over the Hanshin Tigers and Yomiuri Giants at Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya at the Japan All-Star Series. Fowler belted a home run, collected two hits and made an accurate throw that prevented the potential tying run from scoring in the ninth inning.
11/11/2014 | Altuve thrilled to be in Japan following outstanding year
After a little more than a month off following Jose Altuve's dream 2014 campaign, the Venezuela native is part of the Major League team competing in this month's All-Star Series in Japan.
11/10/2014 | McHugh, Springer finish in top 10 in AL ROY voting
The Astros had two players finish in the top 10 in the voting for the American League Rookie of the Year on Monday when pitcher Collin McHugh came in fourth and outfielder George Springer finished in a tie for eighth.
11/10/2014 | Family helps Velasquez get past setbacks
There's no lonelier place on the baseball field than the pitcher's mound, but Astros prospect Vincent Velasquez never takes the field alone. He carries with him an entire family that's loved him and supported him and helped him through hard times.
11/10/2014 | Quartet honored to represent Astros in Japan
One of two teams with a quartet of representatives on MLB's 29-man roster, the Astros in Japan need not look far to see familiar faces.
11/7/2014 | Sclafani carving out niche in super-utility role
It usually takes players years in the game to earn that label, but Joe Sclafani has already carved out a niche in the Minor Leagues as a guy who can do a little of everything. Need a left fielder? He's got you covered. Need him to play second base? He's there. Need someone to bunt and move a runner? No problem.
11/7/2014 | Altuve headlines Astros group in Japan All-Star Series
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve, who on Thursday won the American League Silver Slugger Award, will join Astros teammates Dexter Fowler and Chris Carter on the Major League Baseball team that will be in Japan next week for the 2014 Japan All-Star Series.
11/6/2014 | Mesa rallies late after Appel's stellar start
Astros prospect Mark Appel tossed five shutout frames of one-hit ball for Salt River, but Mesa's offense rallied in the ninth and 10th innings for a 4-2 victory Thursday night in the Arizona Fall League. A's top prospect Daniel Robertson drove in the go-ahead run on a sac fly.
11/6/2014 | Altuve joins list of Silver Slugger Award winners
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve added another honor on Thursday with his first Silver Slugger Award as the top offensive second baseman in the American League.
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