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Jim Crane ownership group leads opening of West Palm Beach Hilton Garden Inn

July 10, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – A group led by Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and Hilton Garden Inn announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn West Palm Beach at the Outlets. This unique hotel is located at 1675 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 and is located

Gurriel named American League Player of the Week 

Astros infielder earns second career weekly award
July 8, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros infielder Yuli Gurriel has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of July 1-7. This marks the second-career American League Player of the Week award for Gurriel. Last week, Gurriel hit .429 (9x21)

Verlander to start All-Star Game

Astros ace named the AL starting pitcher today; Becomes fifth ASG starter in franchise history
July 8, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Astros RHP Justin Verlander today was named as the starting pitcher for the American League squad in Tuesday night’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH. This will be Verlander’s second career All-Star Game start and his first as a member of the

Astros to host three-game series vs. Angels before All-Star break

Homestand highlights include a Gerrit ‘Cole Train’ Bobblehead (July 6) and Carlos Correa Youth Replica Navy Jersey (July 7) giveaway
July 3, 2019

HOUSTON, TX -- The Astros will host a three-game homestand this weekend (July 5-7), before heading into the midseason All-Star break on Monday. The weekend series will feature two giveaways; the Gerrit ‘Cole Train’ Bobblehead and the Carlos Correa Youth Replica Navy Jersey. There will also be a pregame ceremony

Cole, Alvarez named AL Pitcher, Rookie of the Month

Both Astros were outstanding in the month of June
July 3, 2019

HOUSTON, Texas -- Major League Baseball announced today that Astros RHP Gerrit Cole has been named American League Pitcher of the Month for June and that Astros OF Yordan Alvarez has been named AL Rookie of the Month for June. Both Cole and Alvarez posted outstanding numbers in the month

Astros sign 13 international free agents

Signings include players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, & the Bahamas
July 2, 2019

HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on contracts with 13 international free agents, including nine players from the Dominican Republic, three from Venezuela and one from the Bahamas. The announcement was made by Eve Rosenbaum, Astros Manager, International Scouting. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Astros sign 2019 third-round Draft pick Jordan Brewer 

Club signs each of its top 10 selections from 2019 MLB Draft
July 1, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed 2019 third-round MLB Draft selection CF Jordan Brewer today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. The Astros drafted the 21-year-old junior out of the University of Michigan

Chevrolet teams up with Houston Astros superstar José Altuve

Partners go to bat for youth baseball development
July 1, 2019

DETROIT — Chevrolet is partnering with Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve to support youth sports development. Altuve will be a Chevy brand ambassador on a variety of projects, including the brand’s long-standing investment in Chevy Youth Baseball and Chevy Youth Baseball clinics. “Chevy and José Altuve share a love

COLE, PRESSLY, VERLANDER NAMED ALL-STARS TODAY

June 30, 2019

Major League Baseball announced today that Astros right-handed pitchers Gerrit Cole, Ryan Pressly and Justin Verlander have been named to the 2019 American League All-Star Team. The Astros will have six players at the All-Star Game for the third consecutive season, as third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielders George Springer

Bregman, Springer, Brantley elected to start 2019 MLB All-Star Game

Three Astros position players will start the All-Star Game for the second time in franchise history
June 27, 2019

HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball announced tonight that Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and outfielders George Springer and Michael Brantley have been elected to start the 2019 MLB All-Star Game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio. This marks the second time in franchise history that the Astros will have three

Seven Astros players named to the Starters Election; 28-hour voting period begins today for the MLB All-Star Game

Voting ends tomorrow at 3 p.m. CT
June 26, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - “The Starters Election” voting for the MLB All-Star Game begins today, Wednesday, June 26 at 11 a.m. CT with seven Astros finalists vying for a starting spot in the 2019 Midsummer Classic. On Friday, these seven Astros were named finalists for The Starters Election: 2B Jose Altuve,

Astros host second “All Fans” bobblehead giveaway during upcoming six-game homestand

Homestand highlights include Turn Back the Clock Night (90’s themed) and Princess Day; Tickets as low as $9 for Pirates series
June 24, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – The Astros will wrap up the month of June with a six game homestand, taking on the Pittsburgh Pirates (June 25-27) and the Seattle Mariners (June 28-30), beginning tomorrow. This homestand is highlighted with a few fan favorite promotions - Turn Back the Clock Night - 90’s

Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic schedule announced

The 20th annual tournament will feature all Big 12 vs. SEC matchups
June 24, 2019

HOUSTON, TX — The 20th annual Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic has announced its tournament schedule for the 2020 event, which will feature all Big 12 and SEC matchups over the three-day weekend (Feb. 28-March 1). The participating programs in the 2020 field include Big 12 teams Baylor, Oklahoma

Seven Astros advance to the Starters Election

Voting begins on Wednesday at 11 a.m. CT
June 21, 2019

HOUSTON -- Major League Baseball announced “The Primary” results of the American League All-Star voting tonight, which revealed that seven Astros advanced to the second round, the “Starters Election”. The seven Astros selected to the Starters Election are 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Alex Bregman, OF Michael Brantley, C Robinson Chirinos,

Astros Foundation partners with Chevron on new 'Wins for Kids' initiative

For every Astros win, Chevron and the Astros Foundation will donate $1,000
June 21, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – Chevron and the Astros Foundation are committed to investing in local youth programs and have partnered to launch Wins for Kids. The initiative is simple: For every Astros win, Chevron and the Astros Foundation each will donate $500 to a predetermined youth charity. “Chevron is incredibly proud

Bregman continues to lead AL third basemen in All-Star Game voting

June 17, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Major League Baseball released its second update of the American League All-Star voting results today, which revealed that Astros third baseman Alex Bregman continues to lead all American League third basemen by a considerable margin. The 2019 Google MLB All-Star Ballot, which is available exclusively online and

Astros sign second and fourth round Draft picks

Media availability for both set for approximately 5 p.m. today on the field at Minute Maid Park
June 14, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed two of their 2019 MLB Draft selections today in second-round pick SS Grae Kessinger and fourth-round pick CF Colin Barber. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. Kessinger

Astros sign first-round Draft pick Korey Lee

June 12, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed 2019 first-round MLB Draft selection C Korey Lee today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The announcement was made by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. Lee, Luhnow and Domestic Scouting Supervisor Kris Gross will be available to

2O19 Houston Astros MLB Draft information

June 5, 2019

HOUSTON'S DRAFT RESULTS: The Astros selected 40 players in the three-day 2019 MLB Draft, including 30 today in rounds 11-40. Houston ended up taking a total of 18 right-handed pitchers, three left-handed pitchers, four catchers, eight infielders and seven outfielders. Of the 40 total selections, 35 came out of the

Astros make two selections in 2019 MLB Draft tonight

June 4, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have completed their selections tonight by picking Ole Miss shortstop Grae Kessinger in the second round of the June 2019 First-Year Player Draft. Earlier tonight, the Astros picked University of California catcher Korey Lee with the 32nd overall pick in the first round. Kessinger,

Astros select catcher Korey Lee with 32nd overall pick

June 3, 2019

The Houston Astros have selected catcher Korey Lee with the 32nd overall pick in the first round in the 2019 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. ABOUT LEE Korey Lee Position: Catcher Bats/Throws: Right/Right Height/Weight: 6-2/205 Age: 20 College: University of California Lee was drafted out of the University of

Astros statement

May 30, 2019

The Houston Astros released the following statement regarding the fan that was struck by a foul ball during tonight’s game at Minute Maid Park “The young fan that was struck by a foul ball during tonight’s game was taken to the hospital. We are not able to disclose any further

Correa placed on IL with fractured rib

All-Star shortstop expected to be out approximately 4-6 weeks; Straw recalled from Triple A
May 29, 2019

HOUSTON, TX -- All-Star shortstop Carlos Correa has been placed on the 10-day Injured List due to a fractured rib, Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today. The injury will keep Correa out of action for approximately 4-6 weeks. Luhnow also announced that IF/OF Myles

Astros to face Red Sox at home for the first time since the 2018 ALCS; fans are encouraged to pack the stands for a home field advantage, as the team looks to Take it Back

Astros take on Red Sox for rematch of the year in upcoming homestand
May 17, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – The red-hot Astros, winners of eight games straight and who currently hold the best record in MLB, will take on the Boston Red Sox for the first time since the 2018 ALCS this weekend in Boston. The team will return Monday, May 20 for a 10-game homestand,

Astros Foundation hosts inaugural Safe at Home Luncheon and Style Show

The event raised more than $200,000, benefiting the Astros Foundation’s domestic violence education and awareness efforts
May 9, 2019

HOUSTON -- Today, the Astros Foundation hosted its inauguralSafe at Home Luncheon and Style Show. More than 300 esteemed guests were in attendance, including Astros Owner and Chairman Jim Crane and his wife Whitney, Astros players and wives, notable Houstonians and sponsors and Texas Council on Family Violence Region 7