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Houston Astros: Trade rumors, transactions, news, notes

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Luhnow says Singleton is 'on deck' for promotion

Singleton is bludgeoning the Pacific Coast League, which could lead to his promotion to Houston sooner rather than later.

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Did Springer strong-arm the Astros?

Springer's wrangling with Houston might signify a new wrinkle in the economy of Major League Baseball.

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Offseason review: Houston Astros

Another dismal year is in store for the Astros, but things are beginning to look up.

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[Poll] Who Wins The AL West?

How the West will be won.

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This spring's top closer battles

The White Sox, Astros and Rangers will hold competitions this spring to determine their closers.

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Lance Berkman retires

After 15 years of tormenting pitchers from both sides of the plate, Big Puma is calling it a career.

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Astros notes: Altuve, Norris, Humber

Taking a loot at some recent news involving Astros players.

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Astros to name Reid Ryan president

With Nolan Ryan off the market, Houston has opted to go with the next best thing... his son.

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Altuve out on bereavement list

Houston's second baseman will miss the next few days because of a death in the family.

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Astros add Edgar Gonzalez, DFA Philip Humber

Humber continued to struggle for Houston after being shifted to the bullpen.

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Humber moved to the 'pen, Bedard back in rotation

The Houston Astros have moved a second veteran starter out of the rotation and into the bullpen.

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Astros moves: Ankiel, Martinez, Crowe, Paredes

Houston made a flurry of moves on Monday, including designating Rick Ankiel for assignment.

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Astros move Bedard to 'pen

Houston has put the veteran southpaw back in the 'pen indefinitely following a handful of unsuccessful starts.

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Maxwell fractures hand

Houston lost their center fielder indefinitely on what turned out to be a game-winning hit-by-pitch Tuesday night.

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Nationals claim Cedeno

The Nationals have claimed left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno off waivers from the Astros.

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Astros' trade candidates

Carlos Pena, Erik Bedard and Bud Norris could all find themselves as trade targets this summer.

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Astros recall Brett Oberholtzer from AAA

Houston needed some extra depth in the bullpen after surrendering 19 runs to the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.

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Wallace demoted

The Astros optioned the struggling Brett Wallace to Triple-A today.

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Indians acquire Wallace

The Indians have acquired C Chris Wallace from the Astros in exchange for minor league LHP Eric Berger.

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What's next for Borbon?

Jon Heyman believes the Astros and Mets could pursue Julio Borbon, who was recently designated by the Rangers.

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Norris to bring 'good haul'

The Houston Astros should be able to get "a good haul" between now and the trade deadline for RHP Bud Norris.

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White to undergo TJS

Astros right-handed starting pitcher Alex White is "starting to accept" the idea of undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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White likely requires TJ

Astros right-handed starting pitcher Alex White is "starting to accept" the idea of undergoing season-ending Tommy John surgery.

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Yanks claim Demel

The New York Yankees have claimed right-handed pitcher Sam Demel off waivers from the Houston Astros.

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Astros release Greene

The Houston Astros have released infielder Tyler Greene.

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Astros' Greene available

The Houston Astros are exploring trade possibilities with infielder Tyler Greene.

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Norris, Harrell trade unlikely

GM Jeff Luhnow says he doesn't expect to trade starting pitchers Bud Norris or Lucas Harrell.

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Astros set trade price

The 'Stros are telling clubs that they're willing to listen on "anyone" if they're made the right kind of offer.

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Teams interested in Boesch

The New York Mets, New York Yankees and Houston Astros are all expected to at least take a look at free agent Brennan Boesch.

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Astros, Phils discussed Brown

The Philadelphia Phillies discussed outfielder Domonic Brown with the Houston Astros during trade talks this winter.

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O's, Cards eyeing Norris?

The Astros may make Bud Norris available this spring or summer, and the Orioles and Cardinals are teams to watch if he's shopped.

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Astros *NOT* shopping Norris

Houston GM Jeff Luhnow puts a stop to the Bud Norris trade rumor before it could gain any momentum.

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Astros shopping Norris now?

Houston may not quite be done clearing up payroll, as Norris is "available and drawing interest."

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Jed Lowrie Trade: A big, hearty meh

The Jed Lowrie trade is notable, but not earth-shattering.

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Lowrie to A's in 5-player trade

The Houston Astros have traded shortstop Jed Lowrie to the Oakland Athletics.

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Astros, A's talked Lowrie

The Astros and A's discussed shortstop Jed Lowrie earlier this offseason.

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Astros sign Erik Bedard

Houstin inks the former Orioles ace to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training.

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Geoff Blum to retire

The veteran infielder is joining Houston's broadcast booth as a part-time color analyst.

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Singleton suspended 50 games

The 21-year-old first baseman will be suspended for a positive marijuana test.

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Roger Clemens returning?

Roger Clemens is on the verge of taking an “active role” with the Houston Astros.

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Astros' roster locked in?

Houston's roster is likely finalized until spring training kicks off late next month.

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Dodgers, Astros swap arms

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired left-hander Robert Rasmussen from the Houston Astros in exchange for right-hander John Ely.

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Astros sign Jose Veras

The Houston Astros have reached a one-year agreement with reliever Jose Veras.

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Rodriguez Korea-bound

The right-hander is just the latest of several players to sign with a KBO club.

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Astros sign Carlos Pena

The Houston Astros have signed free agent designated hitter/first baseman Carlos Pena to a one-year contract with a base salary of $2.9 million.

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'Stros still hunting Big Puma

Houston is still hoping to bring Berkman back to Minute Maid Park as they make their foray into the American League.

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AL West Notes

On the heels of the Oakland A’s shocking upset of the once-mighty Rangers at the end of the 2012 season, the AL West should be as wild as ever in 2013. Here is the latest news-

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