6/18/2013 | Astros acquire Minor League pitcher for F. Martinez
Outfielder Fernando Martinez, who appeared in 52 games for the Astros over the past two seasons, was sent to the Yankees in a trade on Tuesday. The Astros acquired right-handed pitcher Charles Basford, who will report to rookie-league Tri-City.
6/18/2013 | Norris appealing base hit ruling from previous start
Astros starter Bud Norris is appealing a base hit ruling from the White Sox four-run sixth inning, he said Tuesday. He hopes the play will be ruled an error, instead.
6/18/2013 | Maxwell makes return to Astros in right field
Outfielder Justin Maxwell made his return to the Astros Tuesday night, but he's got a new home after missing eight weeks with a fractured left hand.
6/18/2013 | Boras arrives in Houston hoping to close Appel deal
Scott Boras, who represents No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel, arrived in Houston on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to meet with Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow later in the evening in an effort to wrap up negotiations.
6/18/2013 | Astros option Paredes to Triple-A Oklahoma City
One player's promotion is usually another player's demotion, and Jimmy Paredes was on the unfortunate end of Justin Maxwell's return to the big league roster.
6/18/2013 | Bedard looks to earn series victory for Astros
Erik Bedard will try to continue his recent hot streak when he faces off against Kyle Lohse and the Brewers on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. CT from Minute Maid Park.
6/18/2013 | Dominguez helps lift Lyles' stellar outing
Jordan Lyles held the Brewers to seven hits and one run in seven innings, Carlos Pena blasted a three-run homer and Matt Dominguez added his first career grand slam to lead the Astros to a 10-1 win over their former National League Central rivals on Tuesday.
6/18/2013 | Maxwell returns from rehab stint; Paredes optioned
The Astros got a key reinforcement back, as the club called up outfielder Justin Maxwell from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Monday night, manager Bo Porter said.
6/17/2013 | After signing, Thurman gets big league treatment
Astros second-round pick Andrew Thurman isn't a Major Leaguer yet, but his experience in Minute Maid Park during Monday's pregame mirrored the routine of one. After all, Thurman, the No. 40 overall pick, has a pro contract now, inking a deal with Houston on Monday.
6/17/2013 | Crowe supplants Paredes as starter in right field
Trevor Crowe has overtaken a struggling Jimmy Paredes as the starter in right field for the time being, Astros manager Bo Porter said Monday.
6/17/2013 | Astros 'fully engaged' in talks with No. 1 pick Appel
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday the club is "fully engaged" in contract talks with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, the right-handed pitcher from Stanford, and hopes to be able to complete a deal this week.
6/17/2013 | Sharp early, Norris endures rough sixth in defeat
Bud Norris was cruising through five scoreless innings and was one out away from finishing the sixth unscathed when the White Sox loaded the bases. Dayan Viciedo then cleared the bases with a three-run triple that sent the White Sox to a 4-2 win over the Astros on Monday night at Minute Maid Park.
6/16/2013 | Late blast helps lead Astros past White Sox in Houston
After Jason Castro's two-run blast in the seventh inning and another deep outing from starter Dallas Keuchel, Houston held back a ninth-inning rally to beat the White Sox, 5-4, on Sunday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
6/16/2013 | Astros players share Father's Day memories
For many Astros, Father's Day and baseball are inextricably linked, with their dads being an integral part of their careers dating all the way back to childhood tournaments.
6/16/2013 | Astros haven't had much need for long relief lately
Astros manager Bo Porter has one of the best problems in baseball. He can't seem to get his bullpen enough work.
6/16/2013 | Astros go for four-game sweep vs. White Sox
Bud Norris heads to the mound as the Astros go for a four-game sweep against Jose Quintana and the White Sox on Monday at Minute Maid Park.
6/15/2013 | Astros reach deals with four '13 Draft picks
The Astros signed four of their selections -- Conrad Gregor, Jacob Nottingham, Jon Kemmer and Ronnie Mitchell -- from the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, Houston director of amateur scouting Mike Elias announced Saturday.
6/15/2013 | Blackley shares special moment with son
Father's Day came early this weekend for one Astros pitcher. Reliever Travis Blackley got to pitch in front of his son, Tristan, in a Major League game for the first time.
6/15/2013 | Pitch, Hit & Run finalists compete at Minute Maid
Baseball's future was on display Saturday morning at Minute Maid Park, as 22 boys and girls between the ages of 7-14 participated in the Astros' championship of Major League Baseball's Pinch, Hit & Run competition.
6/15/2013 | Report: Astros and top pick Appel reach agreement
The Astros have reached an agreement with No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, according to a CBSSports.com report.
6/15/2013 | Astros seek fourth straight vs. White Sox southpaw
Left-handers Hector Santiago and Dallas Keuchel will square off Sunday when the White Sox and Astros meet up for a Father's Day tilt at Minute Maid Park.
6/15/2013 | Altuve needs fan support for trip to All-Star Game
Astros second baseman Jose Altuve faces an uphill climb if he's going to be elected to the American League All-Star team. Altuve ranked fifth among AL second basemen with 734,896 votes in the latest polling released Saturday.
6/14/2013 | Maxwell not a given in center when he returns
Despite weeks of talk to the contrary, Justin Maxwell may not be the starting center fielder for the Astros when he finishes his rehab assignment from a fractured left hand suffered in April, manager Bo Porter said Friday.
6/14/2013 | Porter managing lineup against southpaws
With four White Sox southpaws starting against the Astros, manager Bo Porter has some tough lineup decisions to make until Monday. On Friday, Carlos Pena and Jason Castro were held out of the starting lineup.
6/14/2013 | Crane 'optimistic' about long-term TV deal
Astros owner Jim Crane is "optimistic" that a deal between Time Warner and CSN Houston to get Astros games on more televisions in the Houston area will be finalized before this season is over.
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