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Scoreboard Roundup – 3/31/13

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/31/13Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAA Men's College Basketball Tournament - Elite Eight - Midwest Region: (4) Michigan (30-7)  trumped  (3) Florida (29-8), 79-59. South Region: (1) Louisville (33-5) demolished  (2) Duke (30-6), 85-6...

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player Deal

A’s Acquire SS Lowrie From Astros in Five-Player DealMajor League Baseball (OAKLAND, Calif) -- The Oakland Athletics have acquired shortstop Jed Lowrie and right-handed pitcher Fernando Rodriguez from the Houston Astros in exchange for infielder Chris Carter and two minor leaguers. The minor league playe...

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31

MLB Season To Kick Off March 31Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Major League Baseball announced that the 2013 season will kickoff on Sunday March 31 when the Houston Astros play host to the Texas Rangers. The game will serve as the Astros' debut in the American League a...

Astros Welcome Carlos Pena to Houston

Astros Welcome Carlos Pena to HoustonBob Levey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros signed free agent first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year contract on Monday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.The 34-year-old Pena is expected to be the designated hitter when Houston...

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from Baseball

Reliever Brad Lidge Retires from BaseballGreg Fiume/Getty Images(NASHVILLE) -- Four years after being at the peak of his career, relief pitcher Brad Lidge has decided to retire from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons.Instead of pursuing another year in baseball, Lidge has informed his age...

Philip Humber Claimed By the Astros

Philip Humber Claimed By the AstrosEd Zurga/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- Starting pitcher Philip Humber's baseball journey has added another chapter. After being released by the Chicago White Sox, Humber has been claimed by the Houston Astros. Humber, who has experienced modest success ove...

Miami Marlins Name Tino Martinez Hitting Coach

Miami Marlins Name Tino Martinez Hitting CoachMajor League Baseball(MIAMI) -- Former MLB Slugger Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach. He will work with recently hired manager Mike Redmond.  The Marlins are putting together an entirely new coaching staff after a ro...

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo Porter

Astros Introduce New Manager Bo PorterGary Bogdon/MLB Photos via Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros introduced Bo Porter as their new manager on Thursday. He will replace the fired Brad Mills.The 40-year-old Porter was previously the third base coach of the Washington Nationals. T...

Astros Hire Bo Porter as New Manager

Astros Hire Bo Porter as New ManagerJonathan Daniel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Astros will name Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter as their manager next season.The Astros, to put it kindly, have been one of the worst teams in Major League Baseball over the past co...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/26/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/26/12Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: The New York Yankees (90-65) defeated the Minnesota Twins (65-91), 8-2.The Baltimore Orioles (89-67) pounded the Toronto Blue Jays (68-87), 12-2. The Detroit Tigers (83-72) one upped the Kansas City Royals (70-85),...

Carlos Beltran Leads Cardinals Past Astros, 5-4

Carlos Beltran Leads Cardinals Past Astros, 5-4Eliot J. Schechter/MLB Photos via Getty Images(ST. LOUIS) -- Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran belted a pinch-hit, go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the sixth as St. Louis defeated the Houston Astros Thursday afternoon, 5-4, sweeping the three...

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/3/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/3/12Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) -- MLB: The San Francisco Giants (77-58) outlasted the Arizona Diamondbacks (66-70) in ten innings, 9-8.The Washington Nationals (82-52) one upped the Chicago Cubs (51-83), 2-1.The Atlanta Braves (76-59) rocked the Colorad...

Astros’ Owner Jim Crane Doesn’t Rule Out A Clemens Reunion

Astros’ Owner Jim Crane Doesn’t Rule Out A Clemens ReunionBrandon Smialowski/Getty Images(SUGAR LAND, Texas) -- He may be 50-years old, but pitcher Roger Clemens is getting back into baseball, and it could lead to a return to Major League Baseball as Houston Astros owner Jim Crane said he's open to brining ba...

DeFrancesco Named Astros’ Interim Manager

DeFrancesco Named Astros’ Interim ManagerRob Carr/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros named Tony DeFrancesco, who had been coaching the Astros' Triple-A team in Oklahoma City, as their interim manager Sunday. DeFrancesco takes over a team with the worst record in baseball at 39-83. "I...

DeFrancesco Named Astros’ Interim Manager

DeFrancesco Named Astros’ Interim ManagerRob Carr/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros named Tony DeFrancesco, who had been coaching the Astros' Triple-A team in Oklahoma City, as their interim manager Sunday. DeFrancesco takes over a team with the worst record in baseball at 39-83. "I...

Astros Fire manager Brad Mills

Astros Fire manager Brad MillsBrian D. Kersey/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Houston Astros fired manager Brad Mills on Saturday after the Astros fell to 39-82 for the season on Saturday night. Mills, along with two other coaches, were axed in what has been a difficult season for the...

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/14/12

Scoreboard Roundup – 8/14/12Jason Wise/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: The Cincinnati Reds (70-46) defeated the New York Mets (55-61), 3-0. Reds outfielder Jay Bruce hits a three-run game-winning home run in the bottom of the 9th.The New York Yankees (69-47) lassoed...

Diamondbacks Acquire Third Baseman Chris Johnson from Astros

Diamondbacks Acquire Third Baseman Chris Johnson from AstrosMike Ehrmann/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- The Astros continue to build their team as the team has traded third baseman Chris Johnson to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for two minor leaguers. Johnson was having a very nice season for the Astros despit...

Kubel Belts Three-Home Runs In Arizona’s 12-3 Win Over Houston

Kubel Belts Three-Home Runs In Arizona’s 12-3 Win Over HoustonArizona Diamondbacks/MLB(PHOENIX) -- Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel smashed three-home runs Saturday night as Arizona pounded the Houston Astros, 12-3.His first two homers came off of starter Dallas Keuschel. His third long ball came off of reliev...

White Sox acquire Brett Myers from Houston

White Sox acquire Brett Myers from HoustonJustin K. Aller/Getty Images(DETROIT) -- The Chicago White Sox bolstered their bullpen on Saturday, making a trade for Astros starter Brett Myers two minor league pitchers and a player to be named. Myers has been with the Astros since 2010 and had 19 s...
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