Astros Press Releases
Friday, April 18, 2014
Astros Select Springer From Triple A Oklahoma City
The Houston Astros have made several roster moves following last night's game, including the selection of outfielder George Springer to the Major League roster. The Astros also reinstated right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Bereavement List and he will make his scheduled start tomorrow vs. Kansas City. To make room for Springer and Feldman on the active roster, the Astros optioned outfielder Robbie Grossman to Triple A Oklahoma City and designated right-handed pitcher Lucas Harrell for assignment. The announcements were made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Astros Celebrate Jackie Robinson Day
The Astros will join the rest of Major League Baseball in celebrating Jackie Robinson Day. Sixty-seven years ago today, Jackie Robinson broke MLB's color barrier on April 15, 1947, starting at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers vs. the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.
Astros, Aramark extend food and beverage partnership
The Houston Astros and Aramark, the team's longtime food and beverage provider, today announced a long-term extension of their partnership at Minute Maid Park.
Urban League and Change Happens! benefit from proceeds of the MLB Beacon Awards
Two Houston-based charities, the Houston Area Urban League and Change Happens!, will be the beneficiaries of the MLB Beacon Awards Luncheon, which is an annual Civil Rights Game event designed to recognize individuals whose lives and actions have been emblematic of the spirit of the civil rights movement. Tickets for the event, which is scheduled for Noon on Friday, May 30th at the Hilton-Americas Houston, are available at MLB.com/civilrightsgame and Astros.com/civilrightsgame.
Astros mascot Orbit to ride in BP MS 150 this weekend
Astros mascot Orbit will be participating in the 30th Annual BP MS 150 Houston-to-Austin Bike Ride this weekend, starting on Saturday, April 12 and ending on Sunday, April 13. The annual two-day fundraising event hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society supports programs and services that directly impact families and individuals affected by MS as well as critical MS research to end the disease.
Astros and Oxy open youth baseball fields at Denver Harbor Park on Saturday
The Astros Foundation and Occidental Petroleum Corporation, or Oxy, will celebrate the opening of two newly revitalized Houston youth baseball fields the morning of Saturday, April 5 at Denver Harbor Park.
Astros to honor Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt on Saturday, April 5
The Houston Astros will celebrate the outstanding careers of Lance Berkman and Roy Oswalt with a special pregame ceremony prior to the Saturday, April 5 game vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Astros set minor league rosters
The Houston Astros have set their preliminary 2014 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates, Triple A Oklahoma City, Double A Corpus Christi, Class A Advanced Lancaster and Class A Quad Cities.
Astros kick off 2014 season tomorrow, April 1
The Houston Astros kick off their 2014 season tomorrow, Tuesday, April 1 as they take on the New York Yankees in a 6:10pm contest at Minute Maid Park.