5/17/2013 | Astros start former Buc Bedard in Pittsburgh
Erik Bedard started 24 games for the Pirates last season, going 7-14 with a 5.01 ERA. After being released in August, the 34-year-old left-hander signed with the Astros in January. On Saturday, he'll take on his former team for the first time.
5/17/2013 | Error costs Astros, as Pirates walk off with win
Astros right fielder Jimmy Paredes crashed into second baseman Jake Elmore just as the ball was about to hit his glove, knocking him and the ball to the ground and allowing the winning run to score from third base and give the Pirates a stunning 5-4 win at PNC Park on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Members of organization impressed by Ryan hire
There have been no shortage of good things said about Reid Ryan, introduced Friday as the Astros president of business operations, from those who know him well.
5/17/2013 | Nolan proud of son's new opportunity
Nolan Ryan spoke as a proud parent. He spoke as a baseball man, too. He thought Astros owner Jim Crane got it right in naming his oldest son, Reid Ryan, 41, the team's president of business operations on Friday.
5/17/2013 | Astros get it right, hire one of their own
Reid Ryan represents a connection to the Astros' past while offering an enthusiastic vision for its future. He's Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan's oldest son, and that means plenty around these parts.
5/17/2013 | Norris given two extra days to rest back
Righty Bud Norris, who left his most recent start, Monday in Detroit, with lower back spasms, could have taken his normal turn in the rotation on Sunday, but Astros manager Bo Porter decided to give him two extra days and push him back until Tuesday at home against the Royals.
5/17/2013 | Grossman excited to play against former team
Outfielder Robbie Grossman, who was acquired by the Astros in last year's trade that sent Wandy Rodriguez to the Pirates, was drafted in the sixth round by the Pirates in 2008 out of Cy-Fair High School in Houston and spent four years in the Pirates organization, reaching Double-A Altoona last year.
5/17/2013 | Altuve to rejoin Astros on Saturday
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve will be in Saturday's lineup against the Pirates after missing three games on the bereavement list following the death of his grandmother in Venezuela.
5/17/2013 | Astros owner Crane purchases Double-A team
Astros owner Jim Crane has a long-term vision to someday take over ownership of the majority of the Astros' Minor League affiliates. While there are no guarantees he will attain that lofty goal, he can check one off the list: Double-A Corpus Christi.
5/17/2013 | Reid Ryan introduced as Astros president
The news conference to introduce Reid Ryan as president of business operations of the Houston Astros on Friday was technically labeled as "introductory," but in essence, the 41-year-old offspring of a Texas baseball legend already knew half of the people in the room.
5/17/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 17
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/16/2013 | Ryan's hiring is a home run for Astros
Reid Ryan's hiring as team president is a stroke of genius by Astros owner Jim Crane. It makes sense on so many levels that it's difficult to know where to start.
5/16/2013 | Astros practicing diligence in advance of Draft
There is no clear-cut No. 1 choice in the First-Year Player Draft for the second year in a row, which means the Astros are putting in extra man hours and doing even more homework to make sure they make the right selection when they make the top pick next month.
5/16/2013 | Source: Reid Ryan to be named president of Astros
Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, will be named the next president of the Astros, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Thursday.
5/15/2013 | Report: Astros to consider Reid Ryan as president
Reid Ryan, the son of Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan and president and CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, is under strong consideration to be the next president of the Astros, according to a report by Houston television station KRIV-TV.
5/15/2013 | Astros return to familiar NL stomping grounds
The Astros will play a member of the National League for the first time since they joined the American League when they visit the Pirates at PNC Park for a three-game weekend series. A couple of right-handers will take the mound on Friday, when Jordan Lyles is scheduled to throw for Houston opposite Pittsburgh starter Jeanmar Gomez.
5/15/2013 | J.D. showing he belongs in Astros' lineup
It's only been two days since manager Bo Porter named J.D. Martinez as one of his three everyday outfielders. Already, the Astros are beginning to see the benefits of the move.
5/15/2013 | Norris' Sunday start still up in the air
Two days after tweaking his back throwing warmup pitches prior to the sixth inning of his start in Monday's 7-2 loss to Detroit, Astros starter Bud Norris' status is still in question for Sunday's series finale against the Pirates.
5/15/2013 | Harrell's opinions elicit counsel from Porter
Defensively, the Astros are constantly shifting their positioning in the field with each batter. To this point, it's led them to the Major League lead in double plays turned (53). It's also, at times, cost them. Lucas Harrell felt Tuesday night's 6-2 loss to Detroit was one of those times.
5/15/2013 | It was a Barnes burner, but Astros prevail
The finale belonged to the backups. Carlos Corporan's go-ahead double put the Astros in the lead for good, and after a drama-filled bottom of the ninth, Brandon Barnes capped off Houston's first win in Detroit since 2000 with a game-saving catch in right-center.
5/15/2013 | Today's MLB starting lineups: May 15
Every lineup, every day, as they are made public by the clubs.
5/14/2013 | Altuve placed on bereavement list; Elmore recalled
Jose Altuve had already been questionable for Tuesday's game against the Tigers with a partially dislocated right jaw suffered Monday.
5/14/2013 | Norris day to day, status for next start uncertain
Astros starter Bud Norris remained sore on Tuesday after tweaking his back throwing warmup pitches prior to the sixth inning and exiting Monday night's game against the Tigers.
5/14/2013 | Clemens impressing Astros in long-relief role
Paul Clemens had spent the majority of his Minor League career preparing to be a starting pitcher in the big leagues. However, it's in the bullpen that the right-hander is beginning to make a name for himself.
5/14/2013 | Porter pushes Bedard's next start back a day
Manager Bo Porter said Erik Bedard, who returned to the rotation after a brief stint in the bullpen with five innings of two-run ball against Texas on Saturday, will have his next start pushed back a day.
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