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3/28/2015 | Hoes headed for X-rays after hit-by-pitch

Astros outfielder L.J. Hoes had his right hand and wrist wrapped after being struck by pitch thrown by Marlins reliever Aaron Crow in the eighth inning of Saturday's 1-1 tie at Roger Dean Stadium.


3/28/2015 | Conger, Hernandez work well together against Marlins

Astros right-hander Roberto Hernandez, competing for the fifth-starter spot, allowed one run on three hits and logged 71 pitches in five innings.


3/28/2015 | Hernandez makes Astros' decision on rotation a tough one

Roberto Hernandez made the most of his final chance to audition for the fifth spot in the Astros' starting pitching rotation Saturday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium by holding the Marlins to three hits, two walks and one run in five innings


3/28/2015 | With spot in 'pen assured, Sipp focused on preparing for season

Sipp began last year at Triple-A El Paso before the Astros picked him up in early May, and he immediately became one of their most dependable arms. He went 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA with four saves in 56 games, posting the second-lowest opponents' average by a relief pitcher in Astros history (.157).


3/27/2015 | Astros hope to finalize roster by end of camp

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he would like to have his 25-man roster set prior to breaking camp on Wednesday, but that might not be possible.


3/27/2015 | Singleton working to simplify swing, end slump

Astros first baseman Jon Singleton, who's fighting to win a spot on the club on Opening Day, worked for 40 minutes in the batting cage Thursday with hitting coach Dave Hudgens and bench coach Trey Hillman.


3/27/2015 | Rain fails to derail Keuchel's Opening Day preparation

Rain may have forced the cancellation of Friday's game against the Marlins, but Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel was still able to get his work in.


3/26/2015 | Top pick Aiken undergoes Tommy John surgery

The Brady Aiken saga has taken another turn. Aiken, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft and a top prospect for this year's Draft, underwent Tommy John surgery on Wednesday.


3/26/2015 | Hinch's approach perfect fit for young Astros

Nothing puts the current status of the Houston Astros in perspective better than the cover photo on their 2015 media guide.


3/26/2015 | Astros trade non-roster invitee Johnson to Reds

The Astros traded first baseman Dan Johnson to the Reds on Wednesday in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


3/26/2015 | Villar day to day; Grossman could return soon

Astros infielder/outfielder Jonathan Villar was held out of Thursday's brief morning workout at Osceola County Stadium after suffering a mild right ankle sprain in an outfield collision Wednesday with teammate Robbie Grossman, who suffered a bruised left quad on the play.Grossman was able to work out with the team and could return to game action on Friday, though manager A.J. Hinch said he would likely keep him out another day.


3/26/2015 | Buchanan wasting little time in between pitches

The Astros, like all other teams, are receiving weekly reports from Major League Baseball regarding pace of play this spring. For the week of March 16-22, Houston's pitchers ranked seventh in the Major Leagues in average time between pitches.


3/26/2015 | Wojciechowski, Hernandez final 2 candidates for rotation job

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Thursday only two candidates remain for the fifth spot in the starting rotation -- rookie Asher Wojciechowski and veteran Roberto Hernandez. Hinch said Samuel Deduno is "trending towards" being used in a long-relief role, but Hinch wouldn't go as far as to say Deduno has made the club, though.


3/25/2015 | Singleton not worried about securing roster spot

He's been considered a key piece in how the Astros will determine the shape of their roster since the start of camp, and with only a week remaining before the club leaves Florida, first baseman Jon Singleton believes he's in a good spot.


3/25/2015 | Wojciechowski makes strong bid for rotation job

With another strong performance under his belt, Astros rookie right-hander Asher Wojciechowski is making a serious push for a spot in the starting rotation.


3/25/2015 | Correa, Conger go yard as Astros beat Phillies

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa powered the Astros to a 7-1 victory over the Phillies on Wednesday at Bright House Field.


3/25/2015 | Grossman, Villar nursing minor injuries after collision

Astros outfielders Robbie Grossman and Jonathan Villar left Wednesday's 7-1 win against the Phillies in the fourth inning at Bright House Field after colliding an inning earlier. Neither injury is considered serious.


3/25/2015 | Fields to play catch, but staying off mound for now

Astros right-hander Josh Fields won't throw off the mound for the next few days after leaving Monday's game against the Braves with a right groin strain, manager A.J. Hinch said on Wednesday.


3/24/2015 | McHugh champing at bit to follow up breakout year

The regular season can't come soon enough for Astros righty Collin McHugh, who went 11-9 with a 2.73 ERA in his breakout 2014 season, and made his fifth start in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday against the Mets. McHugh allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while striking out seven and throwing 80 pitches.


3/24/2015 | Rasmus gaining comfort re-learning left field

It's been six years since Colby Rasmus played left field in a Major League game. That was during his rookie season in 2009, when he appeared in only seven games in left for the Cardinals. Rasmus has been primarily a center fielder since, but the Astros have asked him this spring to get reacquainted with left.


3/24/2015 | Defensive versatility Villar's best chance at spot

The Astros' Jonathan Villar has put himself squarely in the mix to break camp with the team due to his performance so far on both sides of the ball. The Astros are giving Villar, a shortstop by trade, a look at third base and second base, as well as even center field. If he's going to make the club in a backup role, Villar must prove he can do more than just play shortstop, where he started on Opening Day last year, with mixed results.


3/24/2015 | Astros' next spring home on target for 2017 debut

Astros owner Jim Crane and about two dozen of his ownership partners joined club president of business operations Reid Ryan at Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Mets at Tradition Field, which is a short drive from Crane's Floridian National Golf Club in Palm City, Fla.


3/24/2015 | Astros' bats come through behind McHugh

Led by Collin McHugh's seven-strikeout effort, the Astros held the Mets to two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 win and received a homer from Jake Marisnick and a pair of hits from Luis Valbuena.


3/23/2015 | 10 MLB players, one fantasy mock draft

Here at MLB.com, we have plenty of fantasy baseball expertise. But no one can dispute that the Major League players whom we analyze have their own level of knowledge. Knowing this, we decided to solicit advice from them about how to build the perfect fantasy team. The result is the first ever -- that we know of -- players-only fantasy mock draft.


3/23/2015 | On the Cusp: Houston Astros

Over the past few years the Astros have shaped their organization around young, projectable players obtained in the First-Year Player Draft or via trades.




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