The Astros Foundation and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will celebrate the opening of three newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields on Saturday, May 18 at Ingrando Park, 7302 Keller Street. Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane will join BCBSTX Executive Officer Shara McClure and other team and BCBSTX executives as well as Astros centerfielder Justin Maxwell, Astros legendary alumnus Jose Cruz and players and coaches from the Dixie Little League, along with team mascot Orbit.
The Houston Astros have placed 2B Jose Altuve on the Bereavement List today following the death of his grandmother. To take Altuve's spot on the active roster, the club has recalled IF Jake Elmore (#10) from Triple A Oklahoma City.
Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced the following roster moves today: outfielder Trevor Crowe has been selected from Triple A Oklahoma City; outfielder J.D. Martinez has been reinstated from the Disabled List; infielder/outfielder Jimmy Paredes has been recalled from OKC; outfielders Rick Ankiel and Fernando Martinez have been designated for assignment; infielder Brandon Laird has been optioned to OKC.
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named April's Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their four in-season minor league affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
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