5/20/2013 | Altuve leaves Boras to rejoin former agency
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve recently left agent Scott Boras and signed with Scott Pucino and Wil Polidor of Octagon -- the agency that originally represented him before he switched to Boras about a year ago.
5/20/2013 | Maxwell ditches brace, making progress
Astros outfielder Justin Maxwell, who's been out nearly a month with a fractured left hand, is no longer wearing a brace and continues to make good progress. He hit 15 balls off a tee on Monday and took 30 more swings from soft toss.
5/20/2013 | On first day, Ryan gets up to speed with Astros
Monday, the first official day on the job for new Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan, included mundane tasks like getting the keys to the building, finding his office and getting his computer set up. He also wasted no time in rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty.
5/20/2013 | Astros ride Dominguez's bat, glove past Royals
Astros third baseman Matt Dominguez started a terrific double play in the sixth inning and belted a decisive three-run homer to help the Astros earn a 6-5 win over the Royals on Monday night in the series opener at Minute Maid Park.
5/20/2013 | Norris well-rested for his turn against Royals
Astros right-hander Bud Norris feels good pitching at home and will take the mound on Tuesday -- eight days since his last start -- against Wade Davis and the Royals in the second of a three-game series at Minute Maid Park.
5/20/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 20
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/19/2013 | Cedeno scratched due to sinus problems, virus
Astros infielder Ronny Cedeno was scratched from the starting lineup Sunday with sinus problems and a stomach virus. That forced Marwin Gonzalez into action as the starting shortstop, even though he's nursing a sore back from a collision in Saturday's game.
5/19/2013 | Crane, Luhnow attend Astros game after scouting trip
Astros owner Jim Crane and general manager Jeff Luhnow attended Saturday's and Sunday's games against the Pirates at PNC Park in a surprise trip that came about after both men scouted the University of North Carolina's game against Virginia in Chapel Hill, N.C., earlier Saturday.
5/19/2013 | Singleton likely to start season with Quad Cities
Astros top prospect Jonathan Singleton, who is nearing the end of his 50-game suspension after violating the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse -- his second positive test -- will begin his season sometime next week at Class A Quad Cities before moving to Triple-A Oklahoma City, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday.
5/19/2013 | Keuchel heads to the hill in opener vs. Royals
Dallas Keuchel heads to the mound as the Astros open a series against Jeremy Guthrie and the Royals on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
5/19/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 19
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/18/2013 | Astros to hold first Draft workout on Sunday
The Astros will hold the first of four regional workouts of high school and college players on Sunday in anticipation of next month's First-Year Player Draft. Sunday's workout will be held in the Los Angeles area, with about 20 prospects invited to attend.
5/18/2013 | Astros reinstate Altuve from bereavement list
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve was in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Pirates, marking his first action since Monday's game in Detroit.
5/18/2013 | Thin bench haunts Astros in Friday's loss
Had the Astros had their full complement of players on Friday, Jimmy Paredes wouldn't have even been in the game in the ninth inning. Paredes committed an error when he collided with second baseman Jake Elmore and caused him to drop the ball, allowing the Pirates to score the winning run.
5/18/2013 | Astros coaches discuss error with Paredes
Astros bench coach Eduardo Perez and first-base coach Dave Clark both had conversations with outfielder Jimmy Paredes on Saturday, a day after he crashed into teammate Jake Elmore and forced him to drop a ball that allowed the Pirates to score the winning run in the ninth inning.
5/18/2013 | Locke aims to continue Pirates' strong run
In the rubber match at PNC Park on Sunday, it will be the Astros' Lucas Harrell taking the mound to face Pittsburgh's Jeff Locke.
5/18/2013 | Astros celebrate renovation of Little League fields
The Astros celebrated the opening of three youth baseball fields on Saturday in southeast Houston, part of the team's charity mission to promote the sport in disadvantaged areas of the city.
5/17/2013 | Astros start former Buc Bedard in Pittsburgh
Erik Bedard started 24 games for the Pirates last season, going 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA. After being released in August, the 34-year-old left-hander signed with the Astros in January. On Saturday, he'll take on his former team for the first time.
5/17/2013 | Error costs Astros, as Pirates walk off with win
Astros right fielder Jimmy Paredes crashed into second baseman Jake Elmore just as the ball was about to hit his glove, knocking him and the ball to the ground and allowing the winning run to score from third base and give the Pirates a stunning 5-4 win at PNC Park on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Members of organization impressed by Ryan hire
There have been no shortage of good things said about Reid Ryan, introduced Friday as the Astros president of business operations, from those who know him well.
5/17/2013 | Nolan proud of son's new opportunity
Nolan Ryan spoke as a proud parent. He spoke as a baseball man, too. He thought Astros owner Jim Crane got it right in naming his oldest son, Reid Ryan, 41, the team's president of business operations on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Astros get it right, hire one of their own
Reid Ryan represents a connection to the Astros' past while offering an enthusiastic vision for its future. He's Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's oldest son, and that means plenty around these parts.
5/17/2013 | Norris given two extra days to rest back
Righty Bud Norris, who left his most recent start, Monday in Detroit, with lower back spasms, could have taken his normal turn in the rotation on Sunday, but Astros manager Bo Porter decided to give him two extra days and push him back until Tuesday at home against the Royals.
5/17/2013 | Grossman excited to play against former team
Outfielder Robbie Grossman, who was acquired by the Astros in last year's trade that sent Wandy Rodriguez to the Pirates, was drafted in the sixth round by the Pirates in 2008 out of Cy-Fair High School in Houston and spent four years in the Pirates organization, reaching Double-A Altoona last year.
5/17/2013 | Altuve to rejoin Astros on Saturday
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates after missing three games on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother in Venezuela.
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