3/6/2014 | Feldman among hurlers who pitch in 'B' game
The Astros were able to get in some work prior to having to cancel Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets. Scott Feldman, the team's likely Opening Day starter, threw 33 pitches in three innings.
3/6/2014 | Astros taking it slow with Appel after appendectomy
It's been slow going for top Draft pick Mark Appel, who has yet to appear in a Grapefruit League game or even face hitters during live batting practice.
3/6/2014 | Biggio liking what he sees from Correa
Craig Biggio, who's been in camp as a special advisor to the Astros, spent some time during the week with 2012 No. 1 overall Draft pick Carlos Correa.
3/6/2014 | All players on Astros' 40-man roster under contract
All of the Astros players on the 40-man roster are now under contract after the team said Thursday it had reached deals with 31 pre-arbitration-eligible players.
3/6/2014 | Rain forces cancellation of Mets-Astros game
Heavy rains in central Florida forced the cancellation of Thursday's scheduled Grapefruit League game between the Astros and Mets at Osceola County Stadium. The game will not be made up.
3/6/2014 | How do Astros' top prospects fit Houston's needs?
This series is designed to evaluate the role prospects play in each Major League organization, looking at the short and long-term needs of each club and illustrating how prospects fit in both scenarios. Here's my look at the Astros.
3/6/2014 | Astros eager to see loaded farm system pay dividends
The Astros' loaded farm system can be a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it's an exciting acknowledgment of strong scouting and player development work. On the flip side, having a great system sounds great on paper, but if it doesn't funnel players through the pipeline to turn things around at the highest level, it's a bit hollow.
3/5/2014 | Porter gets in some replay practice
Astros manager Bo Porter huddled with the umpires following the first inning on Wednesday to discuss whether a play at second base would have been permitted to be challenged under the new expanded replay rules.
3/5/2014 | Astros glimpse future with prospect-laden lineup
The Astros' top three prospects -- shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Jon Singleton and outfielder George Springer -- were all in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Tigers at Osceola County Stadium. Seeing them in the same lineup as veterans like Jose Altuve and Jason Castro gives you a glimpse of what the Astros could look like in the near future.
3/5/2014 | Pipeline Perspectives: Springer too good not to star
After Twins center fielder Byron Buxton, the Astros' George Springer might have as much upside as any prospect in baseball. There isn't another player who can match his considerable power potential and all-around tools, all of which are solid or better.
3/5/2014 | Fowler scratched because of stiff neck
Astros center fielder Dexter Fowler was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Tigers because of a stiff neck. The team said he was removed from the lineup purely for precautionary reasons.
3/5/2014 | Chambers close to return from hamstring strain
Adron Chambers, a non-roster invitee who has appeared in 84 Major League games for the Cardinals over the previous three seasons, has been slowed by a mild left hamstring strain for more than a week. He participated in baserunning drills on Wednesday and could get into a game in the next few days.
3/5/2014 | Astros' young bullpen ready to carry load
At one point last August, it was up to young arms like Josh Fields, Chia-Jen Lo, Josh Zeid and Kevin Chapman -- all of whom made their Major League debuts last year -- to hold leads and close out games. There were some promising signs and some low points, but the experience the Astros' pup relievers gained in 2013 sets them up to contribute nicely this season.
3/5/2014 | Harrell goes three solid innings against Tigers
Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell, making his second spring start, worked three innings and allowed one run on three hits in a 3-0 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/4/2014 | Crane gears up for spring facility presentation
Astros owner Jim Crane said he is scheduled to meet with Palm Beach County officials on Thursday to be presented with three possible Spring Training locations within the county.
3/4/2014 | Astros seeking resolution for TV rights
With Opening Day four weeks away, Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday his goal was to still have a larger portion of the Houston television market to have access to watching the games this season.
3/4/2014 | Singleton relieved to get addiction struggles off chest
Astros first-base prospect Jon Singleton, who told The Associated Press earlier this week he was a drug addict, said Tuesday it was important for him to open up about his problems to let people know what he's been through the last few years.
3/4/2014 | Villar supplies blast as Astros' relief gets work
Jonathan Villar smashed a two-run dinger against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Tuesday as the Astros tested their 'pen in a 6-2 loss.
3/3/2014 | Singleton far from alone in addiction battle
Plenty of Astros fans will remember Ken Caminiti when they read the quotes from 22-year-old first baseman Jon Singleton, a prospect in Houston's farm system who detailed his battle against marijuana, anxiety and depression in an interview with The Associated Press. Singleton is fortunate that he will have the best support system on earth.
3/3/2014 | Prospect Singleton reveals details of addiction
The Astros' Jon Singleton is considered the top first base prospect in baseball -- a big, dynamic left-handed hitter with power and composure who can use the entire field. All that despite a couple of very public setbacks. And for the first time publicly, he's opening up about his battle with an addiction to marijuana and monthlong stay at a rehabilitation center.
3/3/2014 | Astros voice support for prospect Singleton
The Astros on Monday expressed their support for first-base prospect Jonathan Singleton, who admitted in an interview with The Associated Press that he was a drug addict and has struggled with marijuana and alcohol abuse.
3/3/2014 | Efficient Keuchel delivers scoreless outing
One of Astros lefty Dallas Keuchel's major objectives in Spring Training is to minimize damage. Keuchel took a step in that direction on Monday, tossing two efficient and scoreless innings against the Marlins in Houston's 4-0 win at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Krauss goes deep as Keuchel makes rotation case
Dallas Keuchel, striving to win a rotation spot, turned in two efficient scoreless innings, and Marc Krauss homered as the Astros defeated the Marlins, 4-0, on Monday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/3/2014 | Biggio arrives in Astros camp to lend expertise
The outpouring of support Craig Biggio received from friends and family members after coming just two votes shy of election to the National Baseball Hall of Fame two months ago made things easier to swallow for the Astros legend.
3/2/2014 | TCU defeats Houston in final College Classic tilt
In the last of nine games over three days of the 2014 Houston College Classic, the Horned Frogs defeated Houston, 2-1, on Sunday at Minute Maid Park. The loss was the Cougars' second straight after opening the season with eight straight wins.
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