3/29/2015 | Peacock excited to be back in action after surgery
The results certainly weren't what Brad Peacock wanted, as he allowed four runs (three earned) in two-thirds of an inning, but he had reason to be happy Sunday afternoon as he got his first taste of Grapefruit League action in a 7-0 loss to the Yankees at Osceola County Stadium.
3/29/2015 | X-ray reveals no broken bones in Hoes' wrist
Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes was able to breathe a sigh of relief Sunday when an X-ray performed on his right wrist showed no broken bones. Hoes was hit on the wrist by a pitch Saturday, and he was held out of baseball drills Sunday.
3/29/2015 | Top prospect Correa leaves mark with excellent spring
For the second year in a row, shortstop Carlos Correa made the long walk from the Major League clubhouse to the players' parking lot while carrying his equipment after being reassigned Sunday. It's a sight we might never see again.
3/29/2015 | Astros kept off board against hot-hitting Yankees
Scott Feldman allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings and the Astros were held to five hits in a 7-0 loss to the Yankees on Sunday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/29/2015 | Correa, Dominguez among 8 Astros sent to Minors
The Astros trimmed their active spring roster by eight players Sunday morning, including top prospect Carlos Correa, a shortstop, and Matt Dominguez, who was the team's starting third baseman the past two years.
3/28/2015 | Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch
Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes had his right hand and wrist wrapped after being struck by pitch thrown by Marlins reliever Aaron Crow in the eighth inning of Saturday's 1-1 tie at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/28/2015 | Conger, Hernandez work well together against Marlins
Astros right-hander Roberto Hernandez, competing for the fifth-starter spot, allowed one run on three hits and logged 71 pitches in five innings.
3/28/2015 | Hernandez makes Astros' decision on rotation a tough one
Roberto Hernandez made the most of his final chance to audition for the fifth spot in the Astros' starting pitching rotation Saturday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium by holding the Marlins to three hits, two walks and one run in five innings
3/28/2015 | With spot in 'pen assured, Sipp focused on preparing for season
Sipp began last year at Triple-A El Paso before the Astros picked him up in early May, and he immediately became one of their most dependable arms. He went 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA with four saves in 56 games, posting the second-lowest opponents' average by a relief pitcher in Astros history (.157).
3/27/2015 | Astros hope to finalize roster by end of camp
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he would like to have his 25-man roster set prior to breaking camp on Wednesday, but that might not be possible.
3/27/2015 | Singleton working to simplify swing, end slump
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton, who's fighting to win a spot on the club on Opening Day, worked for 40 minutes in the batting cage Thursday with hitting coach Dave Hudgens and bench coach Trey Hillman.
3/27/2015 | Rain fails to derail Keuchel's Opening Day preparation
Rain may have forced the cancellation of Friday's game against the Marlins, but Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was still able to get his work in.
3/26/2015 | Top pick Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery
The Brady Aiken saga has taken another turn. Aiken, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and a top prospect for this year's Draft, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.
3/26/2015 | Hinch's approach perfect fit for young Astros
Nothing puts the current status of the Houston Astros in perspective better than the cover photo on their 2015 media guide.
3/26/2015 | Astros trade non-roster invitee Johnson to Reds
The Astros traded first baseman Dan Johnson to the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
3/26/2015 | Villar day to day; Grossman could return soon
Astros infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar was held out of Thursday's brief morning workout at Osceola County Stadium after suffering a mild right ankle sprain in an outfield collision Wednesday with teammate Robbie Grossman, who suffered a bruised left quad on the play.Grossman was able to work out with the team and could return to game action on Friday, though manager A.J. Hinch said he would likely keep him out another day.
3/26/2015 | Buchanan wasting little time in between pitches
The Astros, like all other teams, are receiving weekly reports from Major League Baseball regarding pace of play this spring. For the week of March 16-22, Houston's pitchers ranked seventh in the Major Leagues in average time between pitches.
3/26/2015 | Wojciechowski, Hernandez final 2 candidates for rotation job
Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday only two candidates remain for the fifth spot in the starting rotation -- rookie Asher Wojciechowski and veteran Roberto Hernandez. Hinch said Samuel Deduno is "trending towards" being used in a long-relief role, but Hinch wouldn't go as far as to say Deduno has made the club, though.
3/25/2015 | Singleton not worried about securing roster spot
He's been considered a key piece in how the Astros will determine the shape of their roster since the start of camp, and with only a week remaining before the club leaves Florida, first baseman Jon Singleton believes he's in a good spot.
3/25/2015 | Wojciechowski makes strong bid for rotation job
With another strong performance under his belt, Astros rookie right-hander Asher Wojciechowski is making a serious push for a spot in the starting rotation.
3/25/2015 | Correa, Conger go yard as Astros beat Phillies
Astros shortstop Carlos Correa powered the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday at Bright House Field.
3/25/2015 | Grossman, Villar nursing minor injuries after collision
Astros outfielders Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Villar left Wednesday's 7-1 win against the Phillies in the fourth inning at Bright House Field after colliding an inning earlier. Neither injury is considered serious.
3/25/2015 | Fields to play catch, but staying off mound for now
Astros right-hander Josh Fields won't throw off the mound for the next few days after leaving Monday's game against the Braves with a right groin strain, manager A.J. Hinch said on Wednesday.
3/24/2015 | McHugh champing at bit to follow up breakout year
The regular season can't come soon enough for Astros righty Collin McHugh, who went 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA in his breakout 2014 season, and made his fifth start in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday against the Mets. McHugh allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while striking out seven and throwing 80 pitches.
3/24/2015 | Rasmus gaining comfort re-learning left field
It's been six years since Colby Rasmus played left field in a Major League game. That was during his rookie season in 2009, when he appeared in only seven games in left for the Cardinals. Rasmus has been primarily a center fielder since, but the Astros have asked him this spring to get reacquainted with left.
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