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7/30/2015 | Hinch, Astros players excited to add Gomez

The Astros spent nearly the entire first half of the season in first place with a roster that saw a steady influx of young players, including hotshot rookies Carlos Correa and Lance McCullers Jr. Adding some veterans to the mix prior to the Trade Deadline can only bolster Houston's chances in the second half.


7/30/2015 | Astros add Gomez, Fiers from Brewers

Carlos Gomez will be traded after all. On Thursday night, the Brewers sent Gomez, along with right-hander Mike Fiers, to Houston in exchange for four prospects and international signing slot No. 76.


7/30/2015 | With more zeros, Kazmir finishes stellar July

Through no fault of either player or manager, A.J. Hinch doesn't know Scott Kazmir well.


7/30/2015 | Hinch will ease Lowrie back into full action

The return of Jed Lowrie to a jumbled Astros infield will be a gradual one, according to manager A.J. Hinch, who will try to balance four first basemen jockeying for playing time now that Lowrie occupies third.


7/30/2015 | Altuve, Correa forming combo for the ages

In less than a month, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and shortstop Carlos Correa have become more than just teammates. They have adjoining lockers. They have lunch together and sometimes dinner. They talk constantly.


7/30/2015 | Phillips, Reed among 10 top prospect performers Wednesday

Top prospects from the Astros and Padres turned a game between Double-A Corpus Christi and San Antonio into an old-fashioned Texas shootout.


7/30/2015 | Singleton's 2nd-half turnaround a timely one

Jon Singleton mashed his first home run of the season in the seventh to pad a tenuous 3-1 lead, and he pulled an RBI single up the middle an inning later to up his average to .316 since the All-Star Break.


7/30/2015 | Lowrie set to return to lineup, will play third base

Without making a trade, the Astros will add an impact bat to their lineup for Thursday night's series finale against the Angels when infielder Jed Lowrie is activated from the disabled list for the first time in more than three months.


7/29/2015 | Altuve makes spectacular off-balance play

Though much of the Astros' defensive acclaim has shifted to rookie shortstop Carlos Correa, veteran second baseman Jose Altuve -- Correa's mentor -- stole some thunder Wednesday night.


7/29/2015 | McCullers pitches Astros back into first place

The Astros moved into sole possession of first place in the American League West for the first time since before the All-Star break, beating the Angels, 6-3, on Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park, behind a terrific outing from rookie Lance McCullers.


7/29/2015 | Astros hope to make another deal before Deadline

After losing out on Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels, who was traded to the Rangers on Wednesday night, the Astros remain hopeful they can make another trade prior to Friday's 3 p.m. CT non-waiver deadline.


7/29/2015 | Kazmir to face Angels in first home start for Houston

Making the first home start of his Astros career, Houston native Scott Kazmir expects a robust gathering of 15 family members and some other "rowdy high school friends" when he faces Angels righty Matt Shoemaker in finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park on Thursday.


7/29/2015 | Altuve's aggressiveness pays dividends for Astros

Jose Altuve set a career high with five RBIs in Tuesday's 10-5 win against the Angels, beating his year-old record by one. It was one he had to will to the plate.


7/28/2015 | Angels, Astros square off with first place on the line

A couple of right-handers square off in the second of a three-game, American League West showdown on Wednesday, with Garrett Richards going for the Angels and Lance McCullers going from the Astros from Minute Maid Park.


7/28/2015 | Lowrie could return before end of homestand

After he plays in his fifth game of a rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi tonight, Jed Lowrie will return to Houston to be reevaluated, in hope he can join the club before the end of this six-game homestand.


7/28/2015 | Deduno, Peacock likely out for season

Two lengthy disabled-list stints for Astros pitchers Samuel Deduno and Brad Peacock will likely be season-ending, manager A.J. Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday.


7/27/2015 | Writing's on the wall: Biggio visits plaque

If delivering his acceptance speech before a crowd of 45,000 fans on Sunday after wasn't enough to allow the reality to sink in for Craig Biggio that he had reached the Baseball Hall of Fame, seeing his plaque hanging in the museum's plaque gallery did the trick.


7/27/2015 | Astros reschedule Taylor Swift concert

The MLB playoffs have upstaged Taylor Swift.


7/27/2015 | Trade piece part of Prospect Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.


7/27/2015 | Younger Games: 25-and-unders dominating

Here are our Top 25-and-Unders, our ranking of the top 25 players age 25 and younger. All players who were 25 and under as of July 1, 2015 -- their age-25 season or younger -- were eligible for votes, and the list was selected by a panel of MLB.com and MLB Network analysts, including two former Major League general managers (Dan O'Dowd and Jim Duquette).


7/26/2015 | Biggio brings class, dignity to Hall induction

On a warm Sunday afternoon before 45,000 fans -- many of whom were wearing orange Astros jerseys -- Craig Biggio's success on the baseball field earned him the ultimate honor, induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.


7/26/2015 | They said it: Quotes from HOF quartet

On Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., Major League Baseball welcomed four new members into its National Baseball Hall of Fame ranks. The 2015 class -- featuring greats Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez-- was enshrined before thousands of fans at the Clark Sports Center. Here's some of what they had to say at their induction ceremony.


7/26/2015 | Keuchel attributes his tough start to bad luck

The stat line didn't look good, but All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel insisted he wouldn't change much about Sunday's outing against the Royals.


7/26/2015 | Hinch calls Biggio an icon in Astros' history

If Craig Biggio's Hall of Fame speech had been earlier in the day, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he would have shut things down in the clubhouse so that everyone could have seen it live.


7/26/2015 | Ventura pitches Royals past Astros in rubber game

Omar Infante and Cheslor Cuthbert each came through with two-out, two-run hits in the first inning and Yordano Ventura delivered seven strong innings to lift the Royals to a 5-1 win over the Astros on Sunday at Kauffman Stadium.




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