The Celebrity Softball Classic will feature an all-star lineup of baseball Hall of Famers and A-list entertainers such as Travis Scott, Simone Biles, Ken Griffey Jr., Mookie Betts, Lil Wayne, CJ Stroud and more.
Posted: December 7, 2023, 12:45 am
The Astros joined over half the league in passing on the big league phase of the Rule 5 draft, and also avoided losing any players as top candidates Shay Whitcomb and Justin Dirden went unselected. There was more action in the Triple-A phase, in both directions- Cleveland selected Astros righthander Tyler Brown, a 3rd round pick in 2020 out of Vanderbilt. Later in the first round of the Triple-A phase, the Astros made a selection of their own, picking Railin Perez out of the Red Sox organization.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 10:30 pm
The Kansas City Royals are dealing 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Dylan Coleman to the Astros to acquire another right-handed pitcher, 19-year-old Carlos Mateo.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 9:39 pm
The Houston Astros and catcher Victor Caratini agreed Tuesday to a $12 million, two-year contract, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. Caratini can earn additional performance bonuses. The 30-year-old Caratini spent the last two seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers and hit .259 with seven homers and 25 RBIs in 62 games this year as a backup to William Contreras. Caratini is a .236 career hitter with 38 homers and 171 RBIs in seven major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2017-20), San Diego (2021) and Milwaukee (2022-23).
Posted: December 6, 2023, 5:48 pm
Alex Bregman will be a free agent after the 2024 season, but that doesn't mean the Houston Astros are willing to trade their star third baseman now to try to recoup assets in case they can't re-sign him. "I think most teams understand that we're not moving Bregman," Astros general manager Dana Brown told reporters Monday from the winter meetings in Nashville, Tennessee.
Posted: December 6, 2023, 5:32 pm
Brailyn Márquez, a lefthanded pitcher who was at one point the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system, has signed a contract with the Houston Astros.
Posted: December 5, 2023, 5:46 pm
The Philadelphia Phillies have extended the contract of manager Rob Thomson through the 2025 season, the team announced Monday.
Posted: December 4, 2023, 7:18 pm
The Mets have reportedly agreed to a minor league deal with former Astros RHP Andre Scrubb.
Posted: December 2, 2023, 8:15 pm
New Houston Astros manager Joe Espada has completed his coaching staff, retaining most of the group from last season and adding Dave Clark as first base coach and Jason Bell as quality assurance coach. Omar López, who had been the team's first base coach since 2020, was promoted to bench coach. The 46-year-old was named Texas League manager of the year in 2018 when he led Double-A Corpus Christi to an 82-56 record and playoff berth.
Posted: December 1, 2023, 5:53 pm
Free-agent pitcher Luis Severino and the New York Mets reportedly are finalizing a $13 million, one-year contract
Posted: November 30, 2023, 1:04 am
The list of nominees and recipients for the 2024 Houston Sports Awards have been announced. Check out the star-studded list.
Posted: November 28, 2023, 11:43 pm
Maeda, who turns 36 on April 11, spent the past three years with the Minnesota Twins. He was 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA in 20 starts.
Posted: November 27, 2023, 5:40 pm
To replace Carlos Mendoza, the Yankees are bringing on former MLB manager Brad Ausmus as the new bench coach.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 10:00 pm
A full postseason share for the World Series champion Texas Rangers totaled $506,263, just down from the record set when the Houston Astros won in 2022, but the total pool increased to the most in Major League Baseball history. The pool of $107.8 million topped last year's $107.5 million in the first season of expanded playoffs but the share was down from Houston's $516,347. Texas split $38.8 million into 64 full shares, 12.56 partial shares and $48,000 in cash awards, the commissioner's office said Tuesday.
Posted: November 21, 2023, 3:31 pm
Houston Texans QB C.J. Stroud threw a touchdown pass to TE Dalton Schultz in the first quarter of Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.
Posted: November 19, 2023, 6:38 pm
David Stearns continues to put his imprint on the organization as the Mets are hiring Andy Green and Kris Gross to the front office, according to multiple reports.
Posted: November 18, 2023, 7:10 pm
Looking to tryout for the Shooting Stars team with the Houston Astros? Here's everything you need to know.
Posted: November 17, 2023, 3:46 am
The Big Ten commissioner witnessed the Astros scandal as MLB’s deputy commissioner. Now he once again finds himself in the middle of a sign-stealing controversy.
Posted: November 16, 2023, 2:00 pm
"I think the odds of having two guys – one a shortstop (Espada), the other a second baseman (Mendoza) – play for an Independent League team and both now go on to be both Major League managers is just one of those made-for-movie stories."
Posted: November 15, 2023, 10:26 am
Detroit Tigers sign Bligh Madris, a left-handed hitting corner outfielder who has played 51 games in his MLB career, spanning two seasons.
Posted: November 14, 2023, 8:42 pm