Astros Press Releases
Friday, May 24, 2013
Astros to Recognize Memorial Day
The Astros will recognize Memorial Day on Monday, May 27 with commemorative jerseys, reduced ticket prices for military veterans and special pregame ceremonies.
Astros to Host Baseball Clinics at Renovated Community Leaders Ballfields
HOUSTON, TX - On Saturday, May 25, Houston Astros President Reid Ryan and four current Astros players will participate in youth baseball clinics for at-risk youth at three of the Astros Foundation's newly-renovated Community Leaders ballfields. The clinics are part of the additional programming that will occur at the Community Leaders fields throughout the year and is made possible through the program's corporate sponsors' ongoing support. The clinics will be led by staff from the team charity's Urban Youth Academy. At each of the three ballfields listed below, children age 7 to 12 selected by the partnering youth leagues will participate in the clinics along with four current Astros players and Astros Foundation staff.
Astros and Aramark statements regarding vendor incident
"The Astros were notified immediately by our partner ARAMARK of the incident involving a vendor on Monday night. We commend the swift reaction displayed by ARAMARK of terminating the employee immediately upon learning of the incident that evening. This isolated incident was a clear violation of our food safety practices and is not reflective of our standards.
Astros Foundation to assist tornado relief
Beginning tonight, the Astros Foundation will raise funds during the current homestand at Minute Maid Park to aid victims of yesterday's tornado in Oklahoma.
Dierker named special assistant to the president
Astros President of Business Operations Reid Ryan today announced that Larry Dierker has been named special assistant to the president.
Astros and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas open youth baseball fields
The Astros Foundation and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) celebrated the opening of three newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields today at Ingrando Park, 7302 Keller Street.
Astros and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas open youth baseball fields
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.
Houston Astros name Reid Ryan President of Business Operations
The Houston Astros have named Reid Ryan as President of Business Operations. Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane made the announcement today at a press conference at Minute Maid Park.
Astros place Altuve on Bereavement List
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.