Astros Press Releases
Astros sign Cuban free agent Cionel Perez
The Houston Astros have officially signed highly-touted Cuban left-handed pitcher Cionel Perez to a minor league contract today. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Astros complete Rule 5 Draft with two Minor League selections
The Houston Astros made two selections in the Triple A phase of the Rule 5 Draft today, selecting catcher Eduardo De Oleo from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first round and right-handed pitcher Jared Mortenson from the Tampa Bay Rays in the second.
A.J. Hinch to be Guest on Astroline Tomorrow
HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros Manager A.J. Hinch will be the guest on Astroline tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the third installment of the offseason radio program. Astros radio color commentator Steve Sparks will serve as the host. Sparks and fellow radio broadcaster Robert Ford will alternate hosting duties throughout the offseason.
Astros Announce Opening of Torcy's Tacos and Shake Shack in Center Field
The Houston Astros and Aramark, the exclusive food and beverage provider at Minute Maid Park, announced today that Torchy's Tacos and Shake Shack will be featured as concession options in the newly renovated center field area of Minute Maid Park, which will debut in 2017.
Lance McCullers to be Guest on Astroline Wednesday
HOUSTON, TX - Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers will be the guest on Astroline, Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 7 p.m. CT at Pluckers Wing Bar for the second installment of the offseason radio program. Astros radio play-by-play commentator Robert Ford will serve as the host. Ford and fellow radio broadcaster Steve Sparks will alternate hosting duties throughout the offseason.
Astros and OF Josh Reddick agree to terms on four-year deal
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with free agent outfielder and Gold Glove Award winner Josh Reddick, Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.
Bagwell, Wagner Have HOF Credentials
HOUSTON, TX - Former Astros All-Stars Jeff Bagwell and Billy Wagner are once again featured on the 2017 National Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, which was officially released today by the Baseball Writers Association of America. This year will mark Bagwell's seventh appearance on the ballot, while Wagner is making his second appearance. In 2016, Bagwell received 71.6% of the vote, after receiving 55.7% the previous season, marking one of the most dramatic increases in recent memory for any player in a single year. Bagwell and Wagner, who received 10.5% of the vote last season in what was his first on the ballot, are looking to join teammate Craig Biggio, who became the first player to enter the Hall of Fame as an Astro in 2015.
Buies Creek to be Astros Temporary Carolina League Affiliate for 2017-18 Seasons
HOUSTON, TX - Earlier today, the Houston Astros announced that the Carolina League Buies Creek Astros will serve as the temporary Astros Class A Advanced affiliate for the 2017-18 seasons. The Buies Creek Astros will make their home at Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.
Astros Acquire C Brian McCann from Yankees
HOUSTON, TX - The Houston Astros have acquired catcher Brian McCann from the New York Yankees in exchange for minor league right-handed pitchers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.