The Houston Astros join the rest of the baseball world in mourning the passing of Ernie Banks, a baseball legend, true pioneer and a great Texan," said Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan.
Tomorrow's Astroline will feature two players as IF/OF Chris Carter and OF L.J. Hoes will be the guests at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the seventh installment of the offseason radio program. Astros radio play-by-play commentator Robert Ford will serve as the host. Astroline is the final stop for Carter and Hoes, who will both be on the Houston-area leg of this week's Astros Winter Caravan tomorrow.
Astros first baseman Jon Singleton, pitcher Brett Oberholtzer, Astros front office members and the Astros Urban Youth Academy are kicking off Astros Caravan week and celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a day of service tomorrow, Jan. 19, throughout the Houston area.
Houston Astros shortstop Jed Lowrie will travel to Colombia January 19-23 to serve as a Sports Envoy in Major League Baseball's "Diamond Diplomacy" program in conjunction with the U.S. Department of State.
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms with infielder/outfielder Chris Carter and catcher Carlos Corporan on one-year contracts for the 2015 season. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros have acquired Evan Gattis and right-handed pitcher James Hoyt from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, infielder Rio Ruiz and right-handed pitcher Andrew Thurman. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros announced their 2015 non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training today, which includes five pitchers, three catchers, seven infielders and two outfielders for a total of 17 players.
HOUSTON, TX - Astros left-handed reliever Kevin Chapman will be the guest on Astroline tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the sixth installment of the offseason radio program. Astros radio color commentator and former Major League pitcher Steve Sparks will serve as the host.
Houston Astros Class A Advanced Lancaster manager Omar Lopez has been named the Manager of the Year in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League (LVBP) for the 2014-15 season. The 38-year-old Lopez, who was the youngest manager in the LVBP this season, led the Caribes de Anzoategui to a league-best 39-24 regular season record in what was his first year as the club's manager. In 2015, he will serve as manager at Class A Advanced Lancaster after serving as manager at Class A Quad Cities from 2013-14.
The Houston Astros are celebrating the career of the first-ever Houston Astros player to make the Hall of Fame, Craig Biggio, with the entire city of Houston this afternoon. Craig Biggio will have the opportunity to thank the fans for all of their support throughout his career as a Houston Astro, and we will re-live some of his greatest moments in Union Station Lobby in Minute Maid Park.
The Houston Astros, Astros Foundation, Astros Urban Youth Academy (UYA) staff and MLB are excited to announce the expansion of the Astros RBI programming to include the first ever Astros JrRBI league, beginning in the spring of 2015.
Craig Biggio addressed members of the Houston media at Minute Maid Park this afternoon shortly after being elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He joins pitchers Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz as part of the 2015 Class.
Shortly after 1:00 p.m. CT this afternoon, National Baseball Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson announced that former Astros great Craig Biggio was among four players elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2015.
HOUSTON, TX - Former Astros pitcher, manager, broadcaster and current special assistant to the president Larry Dierker will be the guest on Astroline tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the fifth installment of the offseason radio program. Astros radio play-by-play commentator Robert Ford will serve as the host.