Sun, 08 May 2016 12:54:21 -0700
Houston Astros SP Lance McCullers (shoulder) is scheduled to play catch Sunday, May 08, and throw a bullpen session on Monday, May 9. If his arm responds well, it is "very possible" he could start against the Boston Red Sox next weekend, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Fantasy Tip: McCullers has torn it up in two minor-league rehab starts, allowing a run on five hits and two walks while fanning 11 over eight innings. The 22-year-old, who struck out 129 in 125 2/3 innings as a rookie in 2015, should have an immediate impact on a team that has posted a 4.69 team ERA entering play Sunday. He needs to be owned in all leagues, although owners should probably see how he performs against the Red Sox before starting him.
Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:16:19 -0700
Houston Astros C Evan Gattis will start catching games this season when the game itself is not on the line, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Fantasy Tip: Hinch indicated Gattis would catch earlier this season, and the plan appears to be ntroducing Gattis to catching slowly and deliberately. No word yet on how this plan will impact Jason Castro owners, although Gattis definitely has the better bat and Castro would likely lose playing time. Be prepared to earn extra lineup flexibility with Gattis as well.
Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:49:51 -0700
Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez will see time at first base this season, according to manager A.J. Hinch.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez is one of those super-utility players that can play a variety of positions, and it only makes sense he would see time at first. With Chris Carter gone and Jonathan Singleton not having shown signs of brilliance, Gonzalez could pick up some key at-bats.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 08:57:02 -0800
Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch reached a contract extension with the Astros Wednesday, March 9, according to team owner Jim Crane. Details of the extension were not disclosed, but Crane said Hinch "will be here a while." Hinch appears to be set in Houston for at least the next couple of years.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:28:23 -0700
The Houston Astros hired A.J. Hinch as their next manager Monday, Sept. 29, according to a source.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:48:32 -0700
Sources indicate former Arizona Diamondbacks manager and San Diego Padres scouting director A.J. Hinch could emerge as a darkhorse candidate to manage the Houston Astros.
Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:51:12 -0700
Former Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu, former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim bench coach Dino Ebel, Boston Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo and former Cleveland Indians and Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta are rumored candidates for the vacant Houston Astros managerial spot.
Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:17:51 -0700
San Diego Padres president and assistant general manager A.J. Hinch will be leaving the organization. Hinch has been working in the front office since July 22.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:13:51 -0700
San Diego Padres executive A.J. Hinch has informed the team that he has decided not to interview for their vacant general manager job.
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 17:05:29 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will interview San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria and Padres executive A.J. Hinch for a second time regarding their managerial position.