3/14/2014 | Tale of two outings for Cosart vs. Cards
Jarred Cosart put his potential on display in Friday afternoon's start against the Cardinals at Osceola County Stadium, but he also showed plenty of room for improvement.
3/14/2014 | Cosart starts fast before running into trouble
Jarred Cosart struck out the side in the first before running into some problems in the Astros' eventual 6-4 loss to the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/14/2014 | Appel working back toward full strength
Astros pitcher Mark Appel, the club's No. 1 prospect in MLB.com's rankings, wants to be ready for the start of the season after an appendectomy delayed his spring preparations.
3/14/2014 | Setbacks slowing Wojciechowski's rehab
When Asher Wojciechowski suffered a strained right lat last month, he figured the injury might cost him a few weeks. But the recovery process has turned out to be slow going for the 25-year-old right-hander.
3/14/2014 | McHugh enjoying path less traveled as ballplayer
A few days after Astros pitcher Collin McHugh reached the Major Leagues for the first time, he shared with the world how close he had come to never achieving that lifelong goal.
3/13/2014 | Up to challenge, Correa excels in planned start
Astros manager Bo Porter issued a challenge to Carlos Correa on Wednesday: Correa was going to start Thursday's game against the Blue Jays at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, and he was going to have all day to think about it.
3/13/2014 | Singleton squares up, breaks out at plate
First-base prospect Jon Singleton arose from his Grapefruit League slumber in a big way Thursday, bashing a solo shot to right-center field off Blue Jays starter Esmil Rogers.
3/13/2014 | Keuchel continues cruising through spring
When asked before Thursday's game what he'd like to see out of left-hander Dallas Keuchel, Astros manager Bo Porter gave a simple answer: Keep doing what he's doing.
3/13/2014 | Correa, Singleton flash power against Jays
Carlos Correa and Jon Singleton hit back-to-back homers in the top of the third inning, and Correa added a two-run shot in the eighth inning as the Astros defeated the Blue Jays, 7-5, on Thursday afternoon at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Astros eager to benefit from Ryan's wisdom
Hall of Famer and executive advisor Nolan Ryan is in the process of learning about the Astros, and he plans to make himself available to whomever might need him.
3/12/2014 | Williams pleased with progression this spring
Jerome Williams feels that he has a tendency to be a slow starter, but in his first spring with Houston, things have been different. "It's progressing real well," said Williams, who signed a one-year deal on Feb. 6 after three seasons with the Angels.
3/12/2014 | Call overturned after Porter challenges
Baseball's new instant-replay system helped the Astros put an extra run on the board in the seventh inning of Wednesday's game against the Nationals, an eventual 10-9 win, at Osceola County Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Springer's walk-off single caps 14-hit day for Astros
Trailing by two runs in the ninth despite Jason Castro's three RBIs, the Astros rallied on RBI hits by Delino DeShields Jr., Marwin Gonzalez and George Springer for a 10-9 win over the Astros on Wednesday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Astros release first baseman Wallace
Former top prospect Brett Wallace, whose offensive success in Triple-A has not translated into production in the big leagues, was given his unconditional release by the Astros on Wednesday.
3/11/2014 | Arizona Fall League helped Castro, young Astros prep
Jason Castro and Dexter Fowler, whom was traded to the Houston Astros prior to this season, said their experience in the Arizona Fall League helped make them into the players they are today.
3/10/2014 | Harrell's sinker top notch against Nationals
As Nationals hitters beat pitch after pitch into the infield on Monday night at Space Coast Stadium, it was clear that Astros starter Lucas Harrell was clicking. The right-hander recorded his first 10 outs via the ground ball, including one double play, on his way to a stellar four-inning outing that helped Houston to a 7-4 win.
3/10/2014 | Carter working to be more selective at the dish
The Astros' Chris Carter is listed at 6-foot-4, 245 pounds, and manager Bo Porter wants to make sure he doesn't forget that. Carter smacked 29 home runs and slugged .451 in 2013, but he led the Majors with 212 strikeouts. This spring, he is implementing a plan that sounds simple but can be difficult to execute: Swing at more pitches he can hit, and swing at fewer he can't.
3/10/2014 | Stassi among four sent to Minor League camp
Astros manager Bo Porter believes Max Stassi has the ability to become an everyday catcher in the Major Leagues, but that time has not come just yet. Stassi was one of four players the Astros optioned to Minor League camp on Monday, one day after they made their first nine cuts.
3/10/2014 | Villar, Corporan power Astros past Nationals
Jonathan Villar drove in three runs and helped the Astros defeat the Nationals, 7-4, at Space Coast Stadium on Monday evening. Lucas Harrell allowed a run in the first but shut down Washington for the next three innings, while Carlos Corporan hit a two-run homer.
3/9/2014 | Grossman looks to prove worthy of everyday role
Robbie Grossman struggled as a starting outfielder in early 2013, but he made adjustments and significantly improved his game. A season later, he has a chance to regain his important spot.
3/9/2014 | Clemens, eight others sent to Minor League camp
The Astros made their first cuts of camp Sunday morning, reassigning right-handers Jake Buchanan, Bobby Doran, Jason Stoffel and Nick Tropeano, infielders Jonathan Meyer and Ronald Torreyes and outfielders Leo Heras and Preston Tucker to Minor League camp. They also optioned right-hander Paul Clemens to Minor League camp.
3/9/2014 | Porter: Struggling Singleton has quality at-bats
First-base prospect Jon Singleton, who was in the starting lineup Sunday against the Jays, has been off to a rough start at the plate this spring. Despite his stats, manager Bo Porter said the power hitter has had good at-bats.
3/9/2014 | Astros excited about top of the order
You can't blame manager Bo Porter for being giddy about the potential of the three hitters at the top of his lineup -- center fielder Dexter Fowler, second baseman Jose Altuve and catcher Jason Castro.
3/9/2014 | Perez's RBI single breaks late tie in Astros' victory
The Astros came back in the eighth with RBI singles from Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Perez to take the lead and help ensure a 4-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Sunday afternoon at Osceola County Stadium. Jason Castro homered in the sixth.
3/8/2014 | Cosart works on curveball in start vs. Yankees
For Jarred Cosart, Saturday's outing was more about working in more curveballs than it was anything else. That's why he wasn't too worried about the results, giving up two hits and two runs (one earned) in 1 2/3 innings of work.
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