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10/30/2014 | Astros games to reach larger market on new network

Astros games will be available to a larger portion of the Houston television market beginning next year after a bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that will allow AT&T and DirecTV to purchase Comcast SportsNet Houston.


10/29/2014 | Hinch watches AFL action, meets with prospects

A.J. Hinch's crash course on learning the Astros inside and out this week has taken him to the Arizona Fall League, where some of the club's top prospects are competing.


10/28/2014 | Astros' Velasquez backed by offense in AFL win

Astros prospect Vincent Velasquez missed two months during the regular season with a groin strain, but now he's 100 percent healthy and his results in the Arizona Fall League reflect it.


10/28/2014 | Luhnow shares fond memories of Taveras

Like the rest of the baseball world, the news of the death of Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras hit Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow like a ton of bricks. Luhnow was watching Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night when the saw the report Taveras and his girlfriend had been killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic.


10/28/2014 | Mending Peacock may miss start of 2015 season

Astros right-hander Brad Peacock could miss the start of the 2015 regular season while he recovers from arthroscopic surgery performed earlier this month on his right hip to repair a torn labrum and remove bone spurs.


10/27/2014 | Fall Stars Game filled to brim with talent

Several of the best prospects in baseball will collide on Saturday in the ninth annual Fall Stars Game, the yearly All-Star Game for the Arizona Fall League. This year's contest will feature 14 players on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, headlined by No. 1 overall prospect Byron Buxton.


10/23/2014 | Keuchel chosen as AL Gold Glove finalist

Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel is one of three finalists at his position selected Thursday for a Rawlings American League Gold Glove Award, joining Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays and Felix Hernandez of the Mariners.


10/21/2014 | Astros' prospect Velasquez untouchable in AFL action

Vincent Velasquez, ranked Houston's No. 8 prospect by MLB.com, allowed just one hit against a star-studded lineup for Peoria. The Javelinas had three of the top 100 prospects ranked by MLB.com in Tuesday's lineup, but Velasquez and three Salt River relievers held Peoria to just two hits for the day.


10/21/2014 | Astros one step closer to moving spring facility south

The Astros cleared a major hurdle in relocating their Spring Training operations to Palm Beach County, Fla., on Tuesday when county commissioners voted to approve a financing plan for a new facility the club will share with the Nationals. The teams have 90 days to find a location for the complex.


10/17/2014 | Astros name four coaches to Hinch's big league staff

The 2015 Major League coaching staff for new Astros manager A.J. Hinch is beginning to take form, after the team named four new members Friday. Trey Hillman was named bench coach, Dave Hudgens as hitting coach, Gary Pettis as the third-base coach as well as outfield/baserunning instructor and Rich Dauer as first-base coach and infield instructor.


10/17/2014 | Listach won't return as third-base coach

Astros third-base coach Pat Listach was informed by general manager Jeff Luhnow on Friday that he will not return next season.


10/17/2014 | Astros expected to raise payroll in 2015

The Astros took a 19-game step forward in 2014 when they won 70 games a year after winning only 51. While a similar leap next season would be welcome, just how much better the Astros will be in '15 depends on the offseason.


10/15/2014 | Appel dominates again in AFL start

The Salt River Rafters were credited with a 1-0 victory over the Surprise Saguaros on Tuesday night in the Arizona Fall League, but the win may as well have gone to the Houston Astros organization. Astros prospects Mark Appel -- the 46th-ranked prospect by MLB.com and the No. 2 prospect in the Astros organization -- and Andrew Aplin led the way with strong pitching and timely hitting.


10/14/2014 | Lawless sees great things in Astros' near future

When asked if he would like seeing a rematch of the 1985 World Series between the Royals and the Cardinals, Tom Lawless didn't have to think too long for an answer. "I wouldn't like that at all," said Lawless, who managed the Astros on an interim basis in September. "That would bring bad memories back."


10/13/2014 | Dierker hosts golf tournament to raise money for at-risk kids

For the second year Larry Dierker hosted a celebrity golf tournament at BlackHorse Golf Club with proceeds to benefit Cy-Hope. The mission at Cy-Hope is for every school in the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District to earn exemplary status by making life better for children in the school district and the community.


10/9/2014 | Astros decline Albers' option, cut down 40-man roster

The Astros cleared some space on their 40-man roster Thursday by outrighting first baseman Jesus Guzman and left-handed pitcher Rudy Owens and declining the option on veteran reliever Matt Albers.


10/9/2014 | Chicago native Mallee leaves Astros for Cubs

Chicago native John Mallee, who spent the past two years as the Astros' hitting coach, has accepted the job as hitting coach for the Cubs so that he can be closer to his family during the season.


10/9/2014 | Astros' Appel sharp in Fall League debut

Right-hander Mark Appel, ranked No. 41 on MLBPipeline.com's Top 100 Prospects list, tossed three scoreless innings Wednesday for Salt River, striking out two and allowing a hit and a walk. Brandon Drury and Peter O'Brien, the D-backs' Nos. 6 and 7 prospects, each hit a home run to power the Rafters to a 6-3 victory.


10/8/2014 | Orbit will join MLB All-Stars for Japan Series

Astros mascot Orbit has been selected by Major League Baseball to join the All-Star team taking part in the 2014 Japan All-Star Series in November. He was the only mascot selected for the trip.


10/7/2014 | Moran hitting stride at Astros instructional league

Colin Moran became an Astro this season, and Houston is impressed with what they've seen from the prospect at their instructional league.


10/7/2014 | Stars of tomorrow ready to shine as '14 AFL season begins

Over its 23-year history, the Arizona Fall League has developed a reputation as a finishing school for baseball's top prospects. This year, once again, many of the game's best young players will gather in the desert, hoping to prove themselves in the same league that helped catapult Derek Jeter, Dustin Pedroia and Mike Trout to stardom.


10/6/2014 | Golf Classic brings out big names for charity

Nolan Ryan and Roger Clemens were the main attractions Monday afternoon at Shadow Hawk Golf Club at the second-annual Astros Foundation Golf Classic, which was expected to raise more than $300,000 for charity.


10/6/2014 | Crane provides updates on Astros at charity event

Astros owner Jim Crane headed to the suburbs on Monday morning for a very special round of golf. The golf was for a good cause as the Astros held their Astros Foundation annual golf classic at Shadow Hawk Golf Club to benefit the Urban Youth Academy, with Crane joining former Astros legends Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and president of business operations Reid Ryan and other former players and sponsors.


10/6/2014 | Crane provides updates on Astros at charity event

Astros owner Jim Crane headed to the suburbs on Monday morning for a very special round of golf. The golf was for a good cause as the Astros held their Astros Foundation annual golf classic at Shadow Hawk Golf Club to benefit the Urban Youth Academy, with Crane joining former Astros legends Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens and president of business operations Reid Ryan and other former players and sponsors.


10/3/2014 | Broadcast pioneer Cardenas a Frick Award finalist

Rene Cardenas, who created the first Spanish-language Major League Baseball broadcast in 1958 while with the Dodgers and later called games in Spanish for the Astros for 16 years, has again been named one of 10 finalists to be recognized by the Baseball Hall of Fame.




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