Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:51:38 -0700
The Houston Astros optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday, April 15, and designated SP Lucas Harrell for assignment. Harrell allowed 14 runs in three starts this year.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 14:35:22 -0700
Houston Astros SPs Lucas Harrell and Dallas Keuchel have both been informed that they have earned spots in the starting rotation. SPs Jerome Williams and Brad Peacock will pitch out of the bullpen.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 20:28:17 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell, who is out of options, continues to battle for a spot in the team's rotation.
Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:22:57 -0800
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said SP Dallas Keuchel has a leg up in the starting rotation competition because of his experience. SPs Jose Cisnero, Paul Clemens, Lucas Harrell, David Martinez, Collin McHugh, Alex White and Jerome Williams will have to earn their spot in the rotation or make the team as a reliever.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:54:22 -0800
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell is generating trade interest around the league.
Sun, 08 Sep 2013 12:43:04 -0700
Houston Astros P Paul Clemens (finger) has been scratched from his scheduled start against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, Sept. 8, because of a blister on his finger. P Lucas Harrell will start in his place.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 09:33:03 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell will start the game against the Texas Rangers Monday, Aug. 19.
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:48:18 -0700
The Houston Astros have not yet announced who will start against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, Aug. 4, although P Lucas Harrell appears to be the most likely candidate.
Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:11:43 -0700
Houston Astros SP Brett Oberholtzer will remain in the starting rotation and start again Monday, Aug. 5. SP Lucas Harrell will head back to the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: Oberholtzer is only worth considering in deep NL-only leagues.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:57:05 -0700
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris was scratched from his start against the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, July 30, in the midst of trade rumors surrounding him. Three teams have been interested in Norris, including the Orioles, but no deal is imminent at this time. Norris is 6-9 with a 3.93 ERA in 21 starts this season. However, he's 0-2 with an 8.47 ERA in his last three starts. SP Lucas Harrell will make the start in Norris' absence.
Fantasy Tip: If Norris is dealt, Harrell will likely slide back into the rotation permanently, making him a possible target for pitching-hungry deep mixed league teams once again. He should be added in NL formats.