Astros Press Releases
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Carter named A.L. Player of the week
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros infielder/outfielder Chris Carter has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 11-17.
Astros Foundation, Houston Police Foundation host Badges & Bases H-Town Rundown
The Houston Astros Foundation is teaming up with the Houston Police Foundation to host the 2014 Badges & Bases H-Town Rundown on Saturday, September 27.
Astros statement regarding the passing of Gordy MacKenzie
Longtime Astros minor league coach and scout Gordy MacKenzie passed away on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken released the following statement regarding MacKenzie's passing.
Milo Hamilton named to Iowa Sports Hall of Fame
The Des Moines Sunday Register announced today that Houston Astros radio broadcasting great Milo Hamilton has been inducted into their Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.
Astros fans win with Slotomania sweepstakes
The Houston Astros and Slotomania, a free-to-play social game, are bringing an extra level of excitement to Astros games this month.
Astros take on in-state rival Texas Rangers in upcoming homestand
The Astros will host the in-state rival Texas Rangers for a three-game set this weekend, August 8-10. This marks the first time the two teams have met since the Astros swept the Rangers in Arlington this past July. The two teams will meet again for four games in Houston at the end of this month from August 28-31. The Astros will also host the Minnesota Twins for a three-game set, August 11-13.
Astros Announce Minor League Players of the Month for July
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named the July Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their minor league affiliates.
Astros select Foltynewicz to Major League Roster
The Houston Astros have selected right-handed pitcher Mike Foltynewicz to the Major League roster today (#48). He will join the club from Triple A Oklahoma City. This marks the Major League debut for Foltynewicz, who will pitch out of the bullpen. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Astros make six-player trade with Marlins
The Houston Astros have completed a six-player trade with the Miami Marlins today in advance of the 3 p.m. CT trading deadline. In the deal, the Astros acquired outfielder Jake Marisnick, two minor league players, right-handed pitcher Frances Martes and third baseman Colin Moran, and a Competitive Balance Round A pick in exchange for right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart, infielder Kiké Hernandez and minor league outfielder Austin Wates. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.