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Astros sign free agent 1B José Abreu

November 28, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros have signed free agent first baseman José Abreu to a three-year contract. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Abreu, 35, is a former American League MVP, three-time All-Star and a three-time Silver Slugger Award recipient. He’s spent his entire nine-year Major League career

Energy Transfer donates $25,000 to Astros Foundation

The Astros partner makes donation as part of a season-long initiative
November 23, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Astros partner Energy Transfer has donated $25,000 to the Astros Foundation as part of their season-long initiative, it was announced today. “Our relationship with the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation is one that is very important to our more than 1,000 employees throughout Houston,” said Chris

Verlander wins 2022 AL Comeback Player of the Year

Astros All-Star pitcher missed nearly 2 years following Tommy John surgery
November 22, 2022

HOUSTON, TX — Astros All-Star right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the 2022 American League Comeback Player of the Year. Verlander becomes the first Astros player to take home this award. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and have been presented

ASTROS SIGN IF DIXON MACHADO TO MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

Deal includes invite to Major League Spring Training
November 22, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed IF Dixon Machado to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training. Machado, 30, split his 2022 season between the Cubs and Giants organizations, playing primarily at the Triple A level. The right-handed hitting middle infielder combined for

Astros announce contract tenders

Eight of nine arbitration-eligible players tendered contracts for 2023
November 18, 2022

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros have tendered contracts to eight of their nine arbitration-eligible players. Players receiving contracts for the 2023 season were IF/OF Mauricio Dubón, RHP Cristian Javier, RHP Phil Maton, RHP Ryne Stanek, LHP Blake Taylor, RF Kyle Tucker, RHP José Urquidy and LHP Framber Valdez. The

Verlander wins 2022 American League Cy Young Award

November 16, 2022

HOUSTON, TX — Astros All-Star right-handed pitcher Justin Verlander has been named the 2022 American League Cy Young Award winner, as announced by the Baseball Writers Association of America tonight on MLB Network. Verlander won the award by receiving 30 first-place votes for 210 total points. Finishing in second place

Maldonado has sports hernia surgery

November 16, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado underwent successful surgery yesterday to repair a sports hernia. He is expected to be fully recovered from the procedure by the start of Spring Training. In the 2022 postseason, Maldonado appeared in 11 of the Astros 13 games overall (all starts). In

Astros add RHP J.P. France to the 40-man roster

November 15, 2022

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros have added right-handed pitcher J.P. France to their 40-man roster today. The deadline to protect eligible minor league players from the 2022 Rule 5 Draft is today at 5 p.m. CT. France, 27, spent his entire season with Triple A Sugar Land, appearing in

Astros add RHP J.P. France to the 40-man roster

Deadline to protect eligible Minor Leaguers from Rule 5 Draft is tonight at 5 p.m. CT
November 15, 2022

HOUSTON, TX — The Houston Astros have added right-handed pitcher J.P. France to their 40-man roster today. The deadline to protect eligible minor league players from the 2022 Rule 5 Draft is today at 5 p.m. CT. France, 27, spent his entire season with Triple A Sugar Land, appearing in

Astros re-sign RHP Rafael Montero

November 15, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros have re-signed free agent right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero to a three-year contract. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Montero, 32, had an excellent season with the Astros this year. He recorded a career-low 2.37 ERA (18ER/68.1IP) with a 5-2 record along with 73

James Click and Astros part ways

Astros General Manager will not return following the completion of three-year tenure
November 11, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today that the Houston Astros and General Manager James Click will not enter into a renewal for the 2023 season. “We are grateful for all of James’ contributions,” Crane said. “We have had great success in each of his three

Altuve and Alvarez win Silver Slugger Awards

Astros earn multiple Silver Slugger Awards in the same season for the seventh time in franchise history
November 10, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - Louisville Slugger announced tonight that Houston Astros All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve and All-Star designated hitter Yordan Alvarez won the Silver Slugger Award, which names them as the top offensive player at their position in the American League in 2022. Established in 1980, the Louisville Slugger Silver

Astros decline options on Mancini, Smith

Medical updates on Bregman, Maldonado provided
November 9, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have declined their mutual option on 1B Trey Mancini and their club option on LHP Will Smith. Both Mancini and Smith have become free agents. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager James Click. Mancini, 30, was a 2022 trade deadline acquisition by

Dusty Baker to return to Astros next season

November 9, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Astros have signed manager Dusty Baker to a one-year contract for the 2023 season, Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane announced today. Additional terms of the deal were not disclosed. Baker helped lead the Astros to a historic 2022 season which was culminated by capturing the

Award Season opens in Major League Baseball

November 8, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - Shortly after the Astros completed their World Series Championship Parade yesterday, the finalists for the 2022 BBWAA Awards were announced on MLB Network. The network revealed two Astros finalists for BBWAA Awards in OF Yordan Alvarez (AL Most Valuable Player Award finalist) and RHP Justin Verlander (AL

Houston Astros are 2022 World Series champions 

Astros win second World Series Championship in franchise history, second in six seasons
November 5, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – With tonight’s 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 6 of the 2022 World Series at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros are World Series Champions for the second time in franchise history and second time in last six seasons. ASTROS TEAM STORE OPEN FOR 24-HOUR

Verlander captures two Players Choice Awards

Named AL Outstanding Pitcher and AL Comeback Player of the Year by his peers
November 4, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - The Major League Baseball Players Association today announced the Astros RHP Justin Verlander earned two 2022 Players Choice Awards as he was named both the American League Outstanding Pitcher and the American League Comeback Player of the Year. The Player’s Choice Awards are voted on by current

Peña, Tucker earn Gold Gloves

Peña becomes 1st rookie shortstop ever to earn Gold; Tucker is 3rd Astros outfielder
November 1, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA - This afternoon, Rawlings announced that Astros shortstop Jeremy Peña and Astros outfielder Kyle Tucker were named 2022 Gold Glove winners. Rawlings is announcing all 2022 Gold Glove Award winners this afternoon on the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show, televised by ESPN. Peña made history, becoming the first

Astros set to host Philadelphia Phillies in Games One and Two of the 2022 World Series

Popular postseason Street Fest continues, Rally Towels and plenty of Houston legends on hand
October 27, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – The Houston Astros will host the Philadelphia Phillies in Games One and Two of the 2022 World Series presented by Capital One at Minute Maid Park on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29. Saturday’s game one is set for 7:03 p.m. CT and game two on Wednesday is

 Astros advance to fourth World Series in six seasons

Clinch AL Pennant with win over the Yankees tonight at Yankee Stadium; Will mark fifth World Series appearance in franchise history
October 24, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Astros have earned a berth in the World Series for the fourth time in the last six seasons following tonight’s win over the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series. The victory also earned the Astros their fifth trip to

Astros third base coach Gary Pettis out due to an illness

First base coach Omar Lopez will coach third base tonight
October 19, 2022

HOUSTON, TX – Astros third base coach Gary Pettis is not at Minute Maid Park today due to an illness. As a result, Omar Lopez, who normally coaches first base, will replace Pettis as third base coach for tonight’s American League Championship Series game vs. the Yankees. Astros quality coach

Astros set to host ALCS Games 1 and 2, Oct. 19-20

Rally Towels, Postseason Street Fest, Celebrity First Pitches and more
October 18, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas - The Houston Astros are set to begin their sixth-straight ALCS at Minute Maid Park with Game 1 on Wednesday, Oct. 19 and Game 2 on Thursday, Oct. 20. Both games are set to begin at 6:27 p.m. CT and will be televised on TBS. The Astros await

Matsuyama to join the field for the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open

Matsuyama is the third competitor with a Major win to their name in the 2022 field
October 18, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – Hideki Matsuyama is committed to compete in the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, joining world No. 1 Scottie Scheffler and Jason Day as Major winners set to be a part of this year's field. Matsuyama, the winner of the 2021 Masters Tournament, is joining the 2022 Cadence

Altuve, Alvarez nominated for the 2022 Hank Aaron Award

Award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league
October 17, 2022

HOUSTON, TX - Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and outfielder Yordan Alvarez have each been nominated for the 2022 Hank Aaron Award, Major League Baseball announced today. This award recognizes the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Altuve and Alvarez are among eight finalists for the American League award.

Astros Golf Foundation announces Pat Green and Blackberry Smoke concerts connected to the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open

Pat Green will cap off a great week of golf with a performance after the final putt on Nov. 13 at Memorial Park Golf Course
October 13, 2022

HOUSTON, Texas – The Astros Golf Foundation announces concerts with Pat Green and Blackberry Smoke to take place during the week of the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open, Nov. 10-13, as fans are encouraged to come for the golf and stay for the party. Popular Texas country musician Pat Green