Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:41 -0700
Houston Astros minor league SP Mark Appel is expected to be promoted from Class A Lancaster to Double-A Corpus Christi. The move comes after his best start of the season Thursday, July 24, when he struck out seven batters in six innings.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:35:36 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (wrist) received a cortisone shot in his throwing wrist a few weeks ago, according to agent Scott Boras. General manager Jeff Luhnow said Appel dealt with a wrist issue but has recovered from the injury.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 12:38:21 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (thumb) was scratched from his start with Single-A Lancaster Thursday, June 5, due to right thumb tendonitis. He's only expected to miss the one start.
Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:04:53 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel, who was lit up in his last start for Class A Lancaster, will be skipped in that team's rotation and will not make another start again until Thursday, June 12, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Wed, 21 May 2014 20:32:40 -0700
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel had trouble adjusting to pro ball during his time at Class A Lancaster. However, he appears to be on his way to re-joining one of the team's minor-league affiliates, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow. He reached 98 mph in his last extended spring start. "He feels great, I've been texting him," Luhnow said. "Probably one more start in extended and then that's it, Tuesday. Probably Lancaster, but we'll see how it lines up with the openings."
Tue, 13 May 2014 18:01:34 -0700
Houston Astros P Mark Appel is doing well pitching in games in extended spring training, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday, May 13. "Fairly close to getting back out there," Luhnow said. He started the season with Class A Lancaster, but felt sore and was having trouble adjusting to the routine of pro ball.
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:40:37 -0700
Houston Astros minor league SP Mark Appel has been sent to extended spring training in Kissimmee, Fla., after he struggled to adapt to the tandem-starting routine at Class A Lancaster. Appel, who claimed to be healthy, will now pitch using a more traditional five-day routine.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:31:47 -0700
The Houston Astros re-assigned 1B Jon Singleton, SS Carlos Correa, SPs Mark Appel and Mike Foltynewicz and OFs Delino DeShields Jr. and Gary Springer to minor league camp Thursday, March 20.
Fantasy Tip: Springer projects to be the first prospect called up to the bigs this year, but he could easily be joined by Singleton and Correa later in the year.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 16:27:41 -0800
Houston Astros SP Mark Appel (appendix) is being brought along slowly as he recovers from an appendectomy last month, and he's yet to face hitters in live batting practice. He's thrown off a mound a couple of times in camp. "Everything feels good," said Appel, taken with the No. 1 overall pick out of Stanford last year. "They're taking some precautions after the appendectomy. The training staff wants me to be 100 percent healthy before I start pitching live. I'm taking it slow, just playing catch day by day. I'm kind of building up again after taking a break."
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:52:04 -0800
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said the team has not talked about when SP Mark Appel (appendix) will make his first appearance in a spring training game.