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Astros | Several teams looking at Jarred Cosart

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:05 -0700

Houston Astros SP Jarred Cosart is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Astros | Chad Qualls staying put

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:57:37 -0700

Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls is likely to stay put at the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline. They've told teams that he's unavailable.

Fantasy Tip: If Qualls were to leave town, Jose Veras or another less enticing reliever or relievers would slide into the saves picture.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Astros | Dallas Keuchel, Jarred Cosart market updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:21:27 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel has been taken off the trade market, but the club is "very, very busy" with calls regarding interest in Jarred Cosart.

Fantasy Tip: Keuchel has turned things around after his wrist injury and should be a solid fantasy arm the rest of the season. Cosart's inconsistency doesn't take away the intrigue in his heavy fastball; moving to a new club could make him a deep-league pickup.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal


Astros | Jose Altuve has hit in a dozen straight

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:20:01 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Oakland Athletics, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

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Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery on both feet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:29 -0700

Updating a previous item, Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (feet) will have surgery on both of his feet six weeks apart, which will bring his season to an end. The procedure is called a sesamoidectomy, and it's scheduled to take place on his left foot Wednesday, July 30. The recovery period ideally will be three months. Zeid will be on crutches for a while.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alyson Footer


Astros | Alex Presley improving

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) hit off a tee Wednesday, July 30, and is happy with his progress. He's working at roughly 60 to 70 percent effort while swinging and is getting closer to full speed. He has been out since July 8 with a right oblique strain.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alyson Footer


Astros | Chris Carter a late scratch

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Wednesday, July 30, because he fell ill hours before game time. He "vomited a couple times" and was given medication. Carter has hit .295 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs this month. OF Robbie Grossman started in right field in his place and homered in the game.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Alyson Footer


Astros | Looking to move Chris Carter

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:47 -0700

The Houston Astros would like to trade OF Chris Carter before the trade deadline.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman


Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (foot) will undergo surgery on his foot and miss the rest of the season.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Alex Presley taking swings

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:04:48 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) has been taking swings in a batting cage while hitting off a tee over the last three days. Presley said he's exerting about 60 percent effort.

Fantasy Tip: Robbie Grossman has become marginally useful in deep leagues while Presley has been out. The latter's return, probably in the next few weeks, won't help either in terms of playing time.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jose de Jesus Ortiz


Astros | Dallas Keuchel in trade talks

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:05:21 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel has been the subject of increasing trade rumors, although the club is reluctant to move him because he is one of their best pitchers and is under team control for a while longer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Evan Drellich


Astros | George Springer takes BP

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:17:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) took batting practice on the field Tuesday, July 29, for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list July 20. "It's big to be out here and just to get some swings," Springer said. Barring any setbacks, he is expected to increase his activities over the next two days. He is eligible to come off the DL Monday, Aug. 4.

Fantasy Tip: Springer is eligible to return Monday, but that doesn't necessarily mean he will. Generally, it's a good idea to see your fantasy player return and play at least one full game without any setbacks before activating him. In this case, it might be another full week for fantasy owners to use him unless you like to gamble a bit.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Houston Chronicle - Jose de Jesus Ortiz


Astros | George Springer progressing

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:16:40 -0700

Houston Astros OF George Springer (quadriceps) is progressing nicely and is doing baseball activities, according to manager Bo Porter.

Fantasy Tip: Springer will likely need to go on a short rehab assignment once he's ready, which could come at some point next week.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Trying to get L.J. Hoes to drive ball

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:10:33 -0700

Houston Astros OF L.J. Hoes worked with hitting coach John Mallee in the batting cage on the field Monday, July 28, as the hitting coach is trying to get Hoes to stay behind the ball and drive it more. "(He) gets a little to his front side and his posture, his head is more forward as opposed to the center of his body or a little behind," Mallee said. "Trying to get him to lead out with his hip, and that allows him to be direct (to) the ball and also get the barrel under his hands at contact and get left to the ball."

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


Astros | Jon Singleton works to shorten swing

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:08:20 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jon Singleton worked closely with hitting coach John Mallee Monday, July 28, in the batting cages. Mallee said the results were "absolutely amazing" and said now it's a matter of Singleton trusting it enough to use in games. "I'm trying to get the big-muscle-bodyness out of his swing and trying to get him more direct to the ball, shorten his path," Mallee said. "He's been overswinging and hitting long. We came out and did some tee work on the field and some flips and some high-velocity sport pitch to where the ball is on him almost at the same reaction time as it is in the game."

Fantasy Tip: Singleton has plenty of power, but he has posted a poor .178 average in 163 at-bats since his recall. He is a promising talent, and a must-have in long-term keeper fantasy formats, but right now he is not helping anyone in re-draft leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Brian McTaggart


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Houston Astros Player News

Abreu Erick P
Adamson Daniel OF
Adler Anthony P
Afenir Buck C
Affronti Mike SS
Aiken Brady P
Albers Matt RP
Altuve Jose 2B
Amador Japhet 1B
Appel Mark SP
Arguello Douglas P
Aristil Jonnathan RP
Austin Jay OF
Averill Brandon INF
Baker Chris P
Baldee Jan INF
Barganier Luke OF
Basford Charles P
Bass Anthony RP
Bellorin Edwin C
Blankenship Travis P
Blazek Christopher P
Borchering Bobby 3B
Brite Jared P
Brown Casey P
Brown Matthew P
Buchanan Jake SP
Bulkley Aaron OF
Burgess Michael OF
Burnett Tyler 3B
Cain Colton P
Caipen Brandon INF
Carrasco Cesar 3B
Carter Chris DH
Castillo Jose 3B
Castro Jason C
Cavanagh Nick P
Cavers Eric C
Champion Adam P
Chapman Kevin RP
Chedister Bradley P
Chouinard Bobby P
Cisnero Jose RP
Clark Chris C
Clark Cody C
Clemens Paul SP
Comer Kevin P
Cooper James OF
Corapsi Jason INF
Corpas Hector P
Corporan Carlos C
Correa Carlos SS
Cosart Jarred SP
Cotton Jamaine P
Crain Jesse RP
Crowe Trevor OF
Cruz Cirilo INF
Cunningham Michael OF
Davidson Kevin C
Davis Cliff P
De Leon Jorge RP
Del Rosario Enerio RP
DeShields Jr. Delino 2B
Devenski Chris SP
Dewitt Anthony P
DeYoung Kyle P
Diaz Kenny C
Diaz Michael INF
Dinelli David P
Disher Phil 1B
Dominguez Matt 3B
Downs Darin P
Drese Ryan SP
Dupont Will INF
Dydalewicz Brad P
Einertson Mitch OF
Escalona Sergio RP
Estrada Paul P
Fairchild Thomas P
Feldman Scott SP
Ferreira Edgar P
Fick Chuck P
Fields Josh RP
Fisher Derek OF
Flores Adalberto P
Flores David 3B
Flores Joshua OF
Foltynewicz Mike P
Fontana Nolan SS
Fowler Dexter OF
Franco Enderson P
Gant James P
Garcia Gabriel P
Garcia Junior P
Garcia Rene C
Geith Theron P
Gervacio Samuel RP
Gillingham Alex P
Ginter Matt P
Goethals Jeremy C
Gomez Edwin SS
Gonzalez Marwin SS
Gothreaux Jared P
Gouvea Murilo P
Graham Cole 1B
Griffiths Jeremy P
Grossman Robbie OF
Guzman Jesus 1B
Hacker Michael P
Hader Josh P
Hallberg Bryan P
Hart Billy 3B
Heath Ben C
Heidenreich Matt P
Heras Leonardo OF
Hernandez Enrique INF
Hicks Chris P
Hines Carlos P
Hines Drew P
Hoes L.J. OF
Holder Drew OF
Houser Adrian P
Huang Wei-Chieh P
Hudspeth Casey P
Humphries Justin C
Hurry Jacob P
Hyatt B.J. RP
Iorg Eli OF
James Brad P
Jimenez Hector C
Johnson Jeremy M. P
Johnson Timothy SS
Jorgensen Jeff OF
Keuchel Dallas SP
King Blake P
King Eric SS
Klassen Danny SS
Krauss Marc OF
Kroeker Andrew C
Laguna Mesac 1B
Lamb Cameron P
Landry Jacques OF
Langdon Allen OF
Lazu Carlos P
Locke Stephen P
Lopez Tomas P
Lucati Andrea P
Magee Joshua 2B
Marshall Mac P
Martinez Alexander P
Martinez David P
McCullers Lance P
McHugh Collin SP
Meiners Jeremiah P
Mejia Yonathan INF
Meszaros Dan P
Meyer Drew INF
Meyer Jonathan 3B
Michelena Arturo SS
Mier Jiovanni SS
Miller Josh P
Moon Chan Jong INF
Morales Jobduan C
Mowdy Ashton P
Murdy Garrett P
Musgrove Joe P
Musick Wes RP
Nash Telvin OF
Navarro Oswaldo INF
Ness Michael P
Nix Jacob P
Norris Dax C
Norton Phil P
Oberholtzer Brett SP
Ori Mark 1B
Orie Kevin 3B
Ovando Ariel OF
Owens Rudy SP
Paul Josh C
Paulino David P
Peacock Brad SP
Peguero Jailen RP
Pena Kilby P
Pena Roberto C
Perez Carlos E. C
Perez Franklin P
Perez Tomas INF
Petit Gregorio INF
Presley Alex OF
Qualls Chad RP
Quezada Euris P
Rafael Ronny OF
Reed Ryan OF
Reynoso Luis SS
Rodriguez Jose A. P
Rodriguez Mike OF
Rollins David P
Rosales Orlando OF
Ruiz Rio 3B
Saccomanno Mark 3B
Saladin Miguel P
Sanchez Manuel P
Santana Domingo OF
Santana Edward OF
Santangelo Lou C
Sapp Maxwell C
Scott Jordan OF
Seaton Ross P
Seuss Adam OF
Sheldon Ole INF
Sierra Miguel SS
Singleton Jon 1B
Sipp Tony RP
Smith Jason INF
Smith Kyle Z. P
Solarte Alejandro P
Sotffel Jason P
Sotro Chris P
Springer Chris OF
Springer George OF
Stassi Max C
Steele T.J. OF
Stiver Justin P
Stoffel Jason P
Streilein Brian P
Stricklen Brandon P
Sweeney Matt P
Switzer Jon P
Thompson Jose Carlos 2B
Thompson Ryan OF
Thurman Andrew P
Tilghman Jack P
Tollberg Brian SP
Toney D'Andre OF
Torbert Beau OF
Torrence Devon OF
Torreyes Ronald 3B
Trompiz Kristian SS
Tucker Preston OF
Uhle Chris INF
Urckfitz Pat P
Vallejo Jose INF
Van Hekken Andy SP
Vasquez Carlos P
Vasquez Danry OF
Velasquez Vincent P
Veras Jose RP
Vessella Tom P
Villar Henry P
Villar Jonathan SS
Wagler Chad P
Walker Brandt P
Walters Blair P
Warrick Nathan OF
Wates Austin OF
Weber Ben RP
Weiland Kyle SP
Weston Matt OF
White Alex SP
Whiteman Tommy INF
Wigdahl Jeffrey P
Williams Aaron P
Williams Marques OF
Wojciechowski Asher SP
Wolf Shane P
Zeid Josh RP
Zinter Alan C

Bagwell Jeff TO
Berry Sean TO
Bjornson Craig TO
Brocail Doug PC
Brock Tarrik TO
DeFrancesco Tony TO
DeFrancesco Tony MAN
Dickenson Ralph TO
Gottfried Dave GM
Listach Pat TO
Luhnow Jeff GM
Mallee John TO
Martinez Dennis TO
Pettini Joe TO
Porter Bo MAN
Radison Dan TO
Roberts Leon TO
Ryan Nolan TO
Stearns David TO
Strom Brent PC
Trembley Dave TO

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