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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

Astros Spring Training information

First Pitchers, Catchers workout set for Feb. 13, Position players Feb. 17
January 10, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - On Thursday, Feb. 13, Astros pitchers and catchers will officially work out for the first time at the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches complex in West Palm Beach, FL, marking the beginning of Spring Training camp. The first official workout for the entire squad is scheduled

Astros acquire Pruitt from Rays in three-player trade

Minor leaguers Battenfield, Stevenson sent to Tampa Bay
January 9, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have acquired right-handed pitcher Austin Pruitt from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Peyton Battenfield and minor league outfielder Cal Stevenson. To make room for Pruitt on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated right-handed pitcher Dean Deetz for assignment.

Astros 2020 Caravan set for next week

Caravan to make stops throughout Houston area, Round Rock and Corpus Christi; FanFest set for Saturday, Jan. 18 at Minute Maid Park
January 7, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — The 2020 Houston Astros Caravan will begin Monday, January 13. The annual community outreach tour consists of several trips over the course of the week in the Houston area (Jan. 13-17), Round Rock (Jan. 15) and Corpus Christi (Jan. 16) and culminates with the annual Diamond Dreams

Todd Kalas and Bill Brown to preview American League West on Thursday's Astroline

Lineup of special guests set to call-in beginning at 6 p.m. CT
January 7, 2020

HOUSTON, TX - This week’s Astroline will take on a Hot Stove format to preview the 2020 American League West on Thursday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. CT. Astros television broadcaster Todd Kalas and retired broadcaster and Houston icon Bill Brown will serve as the hosts. They will be joined

Astros sign Maldonado to two-year deal

Gold Glove-winning catcher returns to Houston; Omar Lopez promoted to Major League staff
December 23, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed free agent catcher Martín Maldonado to a two-year contract for the 2020-21 seasons. The announcement was made by Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. Maldonado, 33, has been a guiding force for the Astros pitching staff in each

Astros announce promotions in baseball operations

Bokhari promoted to Senior Director, Player Evaluation; Gelles promoted to Director, R&D
December 19, 2019

HOUSTON, TX – Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today the following promotions and changes to the Baseball Operations Department: Ehsan Bokhari has been promoted to Senior Director of Player Evaluation. In his role, Bokhari will report to Luhnow and contribute towards amateur, professional and

Astros Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell headlines Astroline tomorrow

December 18, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Former Houston Astros infielder Jeff Bagwell will be the featured guest on Astroline tomorrow, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. C.T. Astros radio broadcaster Robert Ford and retired broadcaster and Houston icon Bill Brown will serve as co-hosts with a call-in from newly-signed Astros pitcher Joe Smith. *Media

Astros sign RHP Joe Smith to two-year deal

Integral member of Astros bullpen returns to club for 2020-21 seasons
December 16, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have signed free agent right-handed pitcher Joe Smith to a two-year contract for the 2020-21 seasons. The announcement was made by Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. Smith, 35, spent the last two seasons as a key member of the

Astros Spring Training single game tickets on sale now

Tickets available online, by calling (877) 935-5668 or by visiting the Box Office in West Palm Beach
December 16, 2019

HOUSTON — Single game tickets for Astros 2020 Spring Training games are on sale and can be purchased online at astros.com/springtraining and mlb.com/fitteamballpark, by calling (877) 935-5668 or by visiting the Box Office at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches (5444 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33407). Spring Training

Astros avoid arbitration with McCullers Jr.

2017 All-Star agrees to terms on a one-year contract for the 2020 season
December 13, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros and RHP Lance McCullers Jr. have agreed to terms on a one-year contract for the 2020 season to avoid arbitration. The announcement was made by Astros President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jeff Luhnow. McCullers Jr., 26, missed the entire 2019 MLB season

Astros franchise great Art Howe will be Astroline guest at Pluckers tomorrow

Astros broadcasters Todd Kalas and Steve Sparks to serve as co-hosts
December 11, 2019

HOUSTON, TX - Former Houston Astros player and manager Art Howe will be the featured guest on Astroline tomorrow, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. CT. Astros broadcasters Todd Kalas and Steve Sparks will serve as co-hosts with a call-in from Astros beat writer Brian McTaggart and a report from the