3/15/2014 | Harrell looking at positives after tough outing
Right-hander Lucas Harrell was one of the club's biggest bright spots through the first two weeks of Grapefruit League action, entering Saturday's game with Detroit having allowed six hits and three runs in nine innings of work over three starts. But he was roughed up by the Tigers, who rocked him for 12 hits and 10 runs (nine earned) in just 1 2/3 innings of work in Houston's 14-3 loss.
3/15/2014 | Grossman continues hot spring in loss to Tigers
Robbie Grossman went 2-for-3 with a home run, but Lucas Harrell gave up 10 runs (nine earned), as Houston fell to Detroit, 14-3, on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.
3/15/2014 | Gonzalez has good chance to be Astros' utility man
Considering his versatility and good showing with the bat during the first two weeks of Grapefruit League action, switch-hitter Marwin Gonzalez has put himself in good position to break camp on the 25-man roster as an extra infielder/outfielder.
3/15/2014 | Appel throws for second time this week
Right-hander Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall Draft pick who's been behind schedule this spring after undergoing an appendectomy, threw off the mound on Saturday for the second time this week without any problems, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
3/15/2014 | Strong spring has Moylan in Astros' bullpen mix
Veteran right-hander Peter Moylan, a non-roster invitee, has quietly put together a strong camp and could be in the mix to land a bullpen spot at the beginning of the season. Entering Saturday, the side-arming righty had allowed three hits and no runs in four innings.
3/15/2014 | Luhnow watches Draft prospect Rodon in person
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow was among the team's contingent that traveled to Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday to watch North Carolina State left-hander Carlos Rodon, who's expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft.
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.
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