10/18/2016 | Astros' Laureano named AFL's Player of the Week
After turning in a scorching first four games in the Arizona Fall League, Glendale Desert Dogs outfielder Ramon Laureano of the Houston Astros was named the AFL's Player of the Week.
10/16/2016 | Man of the people: Altuve receives warm welcome at Texans game
He's arguably the most popular Houston athlete this side of J.J. Watt. And if there was any doubt of Astros second baseman Jose Altuve's level of adoration in the city, the loud roar that erupted when he took the field prior to Sunday night's Houston Texans game served as a reminder.
10/14/2016 | Astros bid farewell to Kissimmee after instructs
With the final out of Friday's intra-squad game in Kissimmee, Fla., the Astros not only signaled the end to this year's instructional league -- a fall camp for younger Minor League prospects -- but also said goodbye to their complex at Osceola County Stadium, which has hosted the team's Spring Training and offseason programs since 1985.
10/10/2016 | Astros begin $19-million renovation in CF
In trying to keep up with a fanbase that increasingly considers attending baseball games a social event, as well as the rapid changes going on around Minute Maid Park, the Astros on Monday broke ground on their $19-million project to renovate the area behind center field, which includes the removal of Tal's Hill and bringing in the center-field fence.
10/10/2016 | Bregman, Musgrove named Astros Prospects of the Year
Alex Bregman was named one of Houston's Prospects of the Year and Joe Musgrove was selected as MLBPipeline's Astros Pitcher of the Year.
10/6/2016 | Houston BBWAA recognizes Altuve, Devenski, McHugh
All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve, rookie pitcher Chris Devenski and right-hander Collin McHugh were the Astros honored Thursday by the Houston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
10/5/2016 | Astros move Minors affiliate to Fayetteville
The Astros have closed a transaction to buy a Minor League franchise in Fayetteville, N.C., of the Carolina League, where they will move their Class A Advanced affiliate starting next season, team president of business operations Reid Ryan said.
10/3/2016 | Astros finish short of their own expectations
Though their 2016 campaign was filled with plenty of moments to be proud of, the Astros made it clear at Monday's end-of-season news conference that an 84-78 record simply isn't good enough any more.
10/3/2016 | Astros to retain coaching staff for 2017
Coming off an 84-78 campaign in which the Astros narrowly missed the postseason, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced at the club's end-of-season press conference on Monday afternoon that the entire Astros coaching staff will return in 2017.
10/2/2016 | Altuve runs away with second AL batting crown
Jose Altuve led the AL in batting for the second time in his career, finishing with a .338 average. Boston's Dustin Pedroia and Mookie Betts finished at .318.
10/2/2016 | Correa unsatisfied despite solid first full season
Carlos Correa's first full season in the Major Leagues ended with him hitting .274 with 20 homers and 96 RBIs, setting single-season franchise records at shortstop. He also led American League shortstops in walks (75), doubles (36) and RBIs while playing in 153 games.
10/2/2016 | Springer appears in all 162 games this season
Outfielder George Springer became the first Astros player since Carlos Lee in 2007 to appear in 162 games in a season when he led off Sunday's 8-1 loss to the Angels with an infield single.
10/2/2016 | Chacin, Trout lead Angels over Astros in season finale
The Angels enter the offseason wondering what could have been had their pitching staff not been decimated by injuries. The Astros head into the winter knowing they played well enough to contend until the final week of the season but just didn't do enough to get into the postseason.
10/2/2016 | Astros toast Altuve's inevitable batting title
Jose Altuve's second American League batting title in three years was a cause for celebration for the Astros, who held a champagne toast for their All-Star and all-everything second baseman in the clubhouse following Saturday night's 3-0 win over the Angels at Angel Stadium in the penultimate game of the 2016 season.
10/2/2016 | Astros give Rodgers his first career start in '16 finale
Astros rookie Brady Rodgers will make his first Major League start in Sunday's season finale against the Angels, who will turn to Jhoulys Chacin in the matchup at Angel Stadium. Rodgers, the team's Minor League Pitcher of the Year, threw four games in relief this month.
10/2/2016 | McHugh leads way as Astros shut out Angels
Jose Altuve regained the Major League lead in hits and Collin McHugh ended his season with 7 2/3 shutout innings as the Astros blanked the Angels, 3-0, on Saturday night to even the three-game series at Angel Stadium.
10/1/2016 | Altuve poised to win second batting title
Jose Altuve enters this weekend's final series in Anaheim against the Angels as a near lock to win his second batting title in three years. He's hitting .337, which leads Red Sox teammates Mookie Betts (.320) and Dustin Pedroia (.319). Altuve also leads the Major Leagues with 212 hits, just one ahead of Betts.
10/1/2016 | Musgrove closes book on solid rookie season
Rookie right-hander Joe Musgrove admitted he was "bummed out" by not being able to make his final start of the season this weekend against the Angels, especially considering he had tons of family and friends coming up from his home in the San Diego area to watch him possibly pitch.
10/1/2016 | Angels pit Skaggs against Astros' McHugh
Tyler Skaggs will make his first start for the Angels in three weeks and the Astros will counter with Collin McHugh as the teams square off at Angel Stadium on Saturday in the penultimate game of the 2016 season.
10/1/2016 | Angels pull away from Astros for 4th straight win
Kaleb Cowart ripped a three-run double in the second and Jefry Marte banged a solo homer an inning later to send the Angels off and running to to a 7-1 win over the Astros on Friday night at Angel Stadium.