A limited number of tickets are still available for the Astros Foundation's fourth annual Picnic In The Park fundraising event, presented by Wells Fargo, on Sunday, Father's Day, June 19. This popular fundraiser, which gives fans the rare opportunity to spend an afternoon on the outfield grass at Minute Maid Park, will feature 2016 Astros players, alumni and members of the Astros front office. All proceeds from the charitable event will benefit the Astros Foundation and its cornerstone youth baseball programs. Tickets are on sale now but have been going quickly, so fans are encouraged to reserve their tickets as soon as possible.
Beginning tomorrow, the Astros host the in-state and division rival Texas Rangers for a three game series, May 20-22. The Lone Star Series, presented by AT&T, represents the 19-game season series between the two ballclubs and will decide the winner of the Silver Boot. The Astros won the Silver Boot in 2014 and the Rangers took home the trophy in 2015. The Rangers currently lead the series, 3-0.
The Houston Astros have made several roster moves today, including the selection of infielder Colin Moran to the Major League roster, officially recalling catcher Evan Gattis from Double A Corpus Christi and placing outfielder Carlos Gomez on the 15-day DL with a bruised left rib cage. To make room for Moran on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated right-handed pitcher Asher Wojciechowski for assignment. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
The Houston Astros have selected infielder/outfielder Tony Kemp to the Major League roster and have designated catcher Erik Kratz for assignment. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
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.