HOUSTON, TX - The Astros will close out the final series of this current, six-game homestand with exciting promotions this weekend at Minute Maid Park. With 134 games in the books, the Astros enter tonight's series opener vs. the Minnesota Twins with a 2.0 game lead in the AL West over the rival Texas Rangers.
HOUSTON, TX - The Triple A Pacific Coast League announced this afternoon that Fresno Grizzlies infielder Matt Duffy has been named the PCL Most Valuable Player. The award is voted on by the Pacific Coast League managers and media representatives across the league.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, long-time sportswriter for the Houston Chronicle Harry Shattuck will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor. Shattuck, now retired, covered the Astros beat for the Houston Chronicle for several seasons.
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named August's Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their minor league affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.