Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Dec 4, 2016

Beltran reaches deal with Astros

Carlos Beltran is headed back to Houston, hoping his 20th season in the majors could bring him — and the Astros — a most elusive World Series championship. A person familiar with the deal told AP on Saturday that the free agent slugger and ...

Nov 4, 2016

Astros claim Aoki off waiver wire

The Houston Astros have acquired outfielder Norichika Aoki, the American League club said Thursday. The 34-year-old Aoki, who bats left-handed, joined the Astros as a waiver claim from the Seattle Mariners and will be playing for his fifth team in his sixth season in ...

Oct 28, 2016

Hillman to manage SK Wyverns

The SK Wyverns, one of 10 Korea Baseball Organization franchises, signed a two-year contract with former Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters manager Trey Hillman, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday. According to the report, the 53-year-old American becomes the first manager in the Korean professional baseball ...

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

Jul 19, 2016

Ex-Cardinals executive gets four years for Astros hack

A federal judge sentenced the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison Monday for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system in an unusual case of high-tech cheating involving two Major League Baseball clubs. ...

Gurriel signs with Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Gurriel signs with Astros

Houston general manager Jeff Luhnow first saw Yulieski Gurriel play a decade ago in a tournament in Amsterdam. He imagined him playing in the major leagues and made that dream a reality Saturday when he signed the Cuban free agent to a five-year deal ...

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

Jul 17, 2016

Iwakuma, Cano lift Mariners over Astros

After losing his first two starts against Houston this season, Seattle’s Hisashi Iwakuma got the better of the Astros on Saturday with one of his best performances of the season. Iwakuma limited Houston to two hits in seven innings, Robinson Cano provided the only ...

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Jul 3, 2016

Sale wins 14th as ChiSox top Astros

Chris Sale wasn’t patting himself on the back on the day he became this season’s first 14-game winner. “To be honest I probably had the least to do with this win today,” Sale said. Dioner Navarro drove in a season-high four runs, Sale settled ...

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Jun 9, 2016

Darvish leaves start after five innings with sore shoulder

Yu Darvish had just thrown a 101-kph breaking ball for a strikeout in the fifth inning when he started stretching out and shaking his right his arm. When he walked the next batter, the Texas Rangers’ pitching coach and trainer made a visit to ...

Laird grateful for Fighters' support

Jun 8, 2016

Laird grateful for Fighters' support

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Although the start of his Japan career was truly forgettable, Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters third baseman Brandon Laird has not forgotten those who helped him get through it. Laird was named the May winner of the Pacific League’s Player of the Month Award on ...

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

May 20, 2016

Sale keeps winning, stymies Astros

White Sox ace Chris Sale is on a historic roll, but that’s not the scary news for opponents. Sale and manager Robin Ventura believe they haven’t seen the best of the lefty sidewinder just yet. Sale went the distance on a masterful four-hitter Thursday ...