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Astros icon Jimmy Wynn passes away

Former Astros All-Star served the organization for decades as a player and community outreach executive
March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - Former Astros All-Star Jimmy Wynn passed away today. He was 78 years old. After his playing career, for several years, Wynn played an active role in the Astros community efforts. At the time of his passing, Wynn was a part of the Astros front office as Community

Verlander undergoes surgery on right groin

Astros ace expected to miss approximately six weeks
March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- Houston Astros RHP Justin Verlander underwent a surgical procedure on his right groin today, Astros General Manager James Click announced. Verlander is expected to be out for approximately six weeks. Verlander’s first start in Spring Training was delayed until March 3 due to discomfort in his right

Armenteros has elbow procedure

Bone spur removed from right elbow
March 14, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- Astros RHP Rogelio Armenteros underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his right elbow yesterday to have a bone spur removed, General Manager James Click announced today. Armenteros is expected to be ready to pitch in approximately four months. He did not pitch in a game this Spring due

Astros reassign six to Minor League camp

Major League camp roster now at 42
March 11, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- The Astros have sent three pitchers and three position players to minor league camp, General Manager James Click announced today. Officially, RHP Brandon Bielak, IF Osvaldo Duarte, RHP Ralph Garza, C Lorenzo Quintana, RHP Andre Scrubb and OF Stephen Wrenn were reassigned to minor league camp. There

Astros option, reassign four to Minor League camp

March 9, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- The Astros have sent two pitchers and two position players to minor league camp, General Manager James Click announced today. Officially, IF Taylor Jones, RHP Enoli Paredes and RHP Nivaldo Rodriguez were optioned, while C Chuckie Robinson was reassigned. There are now 48 players remaining in Major

Astros host dedication ceremony for Bob Watson Education Center

New, multi-million dollar facility located at Astros Youth Academy
March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- This morning, the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation hosted a ceremony dedicating the new Bob Watson Education Center, which is located at the Astros Youth Academy in Sylvester Turner Park at 2801 Victory Drive in Houston. The new, multi-million dollar facility was named in honor of

Astros 2020 single game tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT

Opening Day and Championship Weekend highlight 2020 home schedule
March 4, 2020

HOUSTON, TX – Beginning tomorrow, March 5 at 9 a.m. CT, all fans will be able to purchase single-game tickets for the entire Houston Astros 2020 regular season schedule including for Opening Day, which is set for Thursday, March 26, at 6:10 p.m. Other highlights on the schedule include Championship

Shriners Hospitals For Children College Classic names 2020 all-tournament team

Next year’s tournament field also named, featuring six Texas programs
March 3, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The 20th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic concluded over the weekend at Minute Maid Park with Baylor being named the Tournament Champions with a perfect 3-0 record. Baylor led the Big 12, which finished the weekend 6-3 against Southeastern Conference programs. Over 40,000 fans were

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic returns to Minute Maid Park this weekend

Fan entrances, streaming options and other media information available
February 26, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The 20th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, which will be held at Minute Maid Park this weekend, will feature three ranked teams in a Big 12 vs. SEC weekend, consisting of Arkansas (#6 per D1Baseball.com), LSU (#11), Oklahoma (#22), Texas, Baylor and Missouri. The 2020

Astros-Nationals game called due to rain

Spring Training opener for each club called after 2.0 innings
February 22, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Tonight’s Astros-Nationals game at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches was called after two full innings due to rain. The game was the Spring Training opener for both clubs and a rematch of the 2019 World Series. No makeup game is scheduled at this time.

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic to Be Televised on AT&T Sportsnet and Streamed Nationally on MLB.com 

All nine games will be televised live in Astros viewing area and streamed on Astros.com
February 20, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The 20th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic, held at Minute Maid Park from Feb. 28-March 1, will be televised by AT&T SportsNet and streamed on Astros.com, MLB.com, the AT&T SportsNet app and the MLB At Bat app. All nine games, which will be called by

Astros Hall of Famer Shane Reynolds to be live guest on Astroline tomorrow

Following this week, radio program moves to Duffy’s Sports Grill in West Palm Beach
February 19, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- Astros Hall of Fame pitcher Shane Reynolds will be the in-person guest on Astroline tomorrow, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar in Houston. Legendary broadcaster Bill Brown and Astros television broadcaster Kevin Eschenfelder will serve as co-hosts for the show, which will feature

Astros statement on Major League Baseball's suspension of pitcher Francis Martes

February 17, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros released the following statement regarding Major League Baseball's suspension of right-handed pitcher Francis Martes: “Throughout our system, players are educated through MLB’s Drug Prevention and Treatment Programs. It is disappointing when any player is in violation of the policies that are in place. We

Astros sign right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes

February 17, 2020

Earlier today, the Astros signed right-handed pitcher Jared Hughes to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. In his Major League career, Hughes is 29-24 in 524 career appearances (all in relief) with a 2.88 ERA. He was 5-5 with a 4.04 ERA in 72

Robert Ford and Todd Kalas host Astroline this week

Astros Hall of Fame first baseman Lance Berkman set to call-in
February 12, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - This week’s Astroline will be hosted by Astros radio broadcaster Robert Ford and Astros television broadcaster Todd Kalas live from Pluckers Wing Bar, tomorrow, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. CT. The show will feature exclusive call-ins from Astros great Lance Berkman, Astros pitching coach Brent Strom and

Astros name James Click new general manager

Click spent the last three seasons as Tampa Bay’s Vice President of Baseball Operations; Press conference set for tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. CT
February 3, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have hired James Click as the club’s new general manager, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. He becomes the 13th general manager in franchise history. Click, Crane and Astros manager Dusty Baker will be available tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. in the press

Dusty Baker named new Astros manager

Respected, veteran leader has more wins than any active manager; Three-time Manager of the Year Award-winner
January 29, 2020

HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Astros have hired Dusty Baker as the club’s new manager, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. He becomes the 19th manager in franchise history. Baker joins the Astros as one of the most successful managers in Major League history. His 1,863 career wins

Astros to host Houston Winter Invitational this weekend

Tickets on sale for six-team, nine-game tournament
January 28, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros will host the eighth annual Houston Winter Invitational this weekend at Minute Maid Park. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased at Astros.com/Invitational. The tournament will feature six NCAA Division II universities, squaring off in nine games across the three days. The tournament field features

Astros announce 2020 Minor League staff

Houston returns five-of-seven managers from 2019, adds Gregorio Petit as Double A skipper
January 28, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros Player Development Department has announced its minor league field staff for the 2020 season. The Astros are returning five of their seven managers from the 2019 season, including Mickey Storey (Triple A Round Rock), Nate Shaver (Class A Advanced Fayetteville), Ray Hernandez (Class A

Astros announce non-roster invites to Spring Training

Group of 19 includes eight pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and four outfielders
January 21, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros announced their 2020 non-roster invites to Major League Spring Training today, which includes eight pitchers, three catchers, four infielders and four outfielders for a total of 19 players. The announcement was made by Astros Owner & Chairman Jim Crane. The group of 19 non-roster

Over 10,000 Fans Attend Annual Fanfest Event At Minute Maid Park

January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - Over 10,000 fans took part in the Astros annual FanFest presented by H-E-B this afternoon at Minute Maid Park. The annual event, which has free admission, featured free autograph sessions with current and former players, fan forums, multiple photo experiences, swings in the batting cages, running the

Astros announce Hall of Fame Class of 2020

Six franchise icons will be inducted into the Astros Hall of Fame in August
January 18, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros announced today the six members of the Astros Hall of Fame Class of 2020: Lance Berkman, César Cedeño, Roy Hofheinz, Roy Oswalt, Billy Wagner and Bob Watson. Today's announcement was made at a press conference at 2020 Astros Fanfest on the field at Minute

Class of 2020 for Astros Hall of Fame Presented by Houston Methodist to Be Announced Saturday

Newest Inductees to be revealed at 1:30 pm press conference at FanFest
January 17, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The 2020 induction class for the Astros Hall of Fame presented by Houston Methodist will be announced at a 1:30 p.m. press conference on the field at Minute Maid Park on Saturday during FanFest. Astros Executive Advisor Reid Ryan will make the official announcement and will be

Astros avoid arbitration with Springer

Three-time All-Star agrees to terms on a one-year contract for the 2020 season
January 16, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros and OF George Springer have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2020 season, avoiding the arbitration process. The announcement was made by Astros Owner & Chairman Jim Crane. Springer, 30, had the best season of his Major League career in 2019,

Statement from AJ Hinch

January 13, 2020

“I appreciate Commissioner Manfred‘s unwavering commitment to upholding the best interests of baseball. I regret being connected to these events, am disappointed in our club‘s actions within this timeline, and I accept the Commissioner’s decision. As a leader and Major League Manager, it is my responsibility to lead players and