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November

18
Houston Astros keep ace Justin Verlander with one-year, $25 million deal

The Houston Astros and right-hander Justin Verlander have agreed to a one-year, $25 million contract with a player option for a second season, sources confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Verlander won the American League Cy Young Award for Houston in 2019 but made just one appearance during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season due to an elbow troubles. He had surgery to repair an ulnar collateral ligament Sept. 30, 2020, and missed all of the 2021 season, his last before the end of his contract with the Astros. He held a showcase for about 20 teams earlier this month and looked healthy and sharp, Astros general […]

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November

11
Free agent Justin Verlander ‘looks like himself’ after Tommy John surgery, says Houston Astros GM

Free-agent ace Justin Verlander looked healthy and sharp at a showcase for scouts Monday, according to his former general manager with the Houston Astros. James Click stated at Tuesday’s general manager meetings that Verlander “looks like himself” 13 months after having Tommy John surgery. “We’ve kept a close eye on him,” Click said. “He’s been great about letting us know when he’s going to be throwing so we can get in there and get an eye on him, see how he’s doing. The videos I’ve seen have been awesome.” Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage […]

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November

02
Houston Astros to start Luis Garcia on short rest in Game 6 of World Series

The Astros are turning to rookie Luis Garcia, pitching on short rest, to stave off elimination from the Atlanta Braves in Game 6 of the World Series on Tuesday. Manager Dusty Baker stated it’s Garcia’s turn to throw, and that he can always count on a rested bullpen if things go poorly for the 24-year-old. “We think that he’s the best for the job,” Baker said Monday afternoon. “We realize that he has a short leash, but then everybody out there has a short leash and operating on low rest or not full rest.” Baker reeled off all his relievers who are available on Tuesday, […]

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October

25
Sportsbooks install Houston Astros as World Series favorites over Atlanta Braves

Sportsbooks have installed the Houston Astros as World Series favorites over the Atlanta Braves. Caesars Sportsbook opened with the Astros as -150 favorites over the Braves after Atlanta finished off the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night in the National League Championship Series to get its spot in the World Series. The price has since ticked down to Houston -145, with the Braves listed at +125. Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday night in Houston. The Astros are in the World Series for the third time in five seasons and have some sportsbooks facing a significant liability. In late June, Houston furniture store […]

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October

18
Houston Astros starter Luis Garcia leaves Game 2 of ALCS in second inning with right knee discomfort

The Astros are still evaluating right-handed starter Luis Garcia after he left Game 2 of the American League Championship Series versus the Red Sox with right knee discomfort. Astros manager Dusty Baker admitted the injury probably affected Garcia’s performance after he permitted a first-inning grand slam to J.D. Martinez then walked the leadoff man in the second, on four pitches, before leaving. “I think it was his push-off leg,” Baker said after the Red Sox posted a 9-5 win to even the series 1-1. “He had a strain in his knee, and he is being evaluated by our doctors.” Baker couldn’t say if Garcia would be substituted on the ALCS […]

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July

22
Hernandez, Indians top Astros 1st time in 6 tries this year

Rookie Ernie Clement had a season-high three RBI and Cesar Hernandez hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh inning to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 5-4 victory over the Houston Astros on Wednesday night to avoid a sweep. It was 4-all with one out in the seventh when Hernandez, who earlier hit an RBI double, sent a pitch from Austin Pruitt (0-1) into the seats in right field. It was his 16th homer this season, eclipsing the career-high 15 he hit in 2018 and matched last year. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! Rookie starter Eli Morgan permitted three hits and three runs […]

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July

17
McCullers, Brantley help Astros beat White Sox 7-1

Lance McCullers Jr. pitched seven sparkling innings, and the Houston Astros defeated the Chicago White Sox 7-1 on Friday night in the opener of a weekend series between AL division leaders. Michael Brantley homered and Myles Straw drove in three runs as the Astros improved to a big league-best 43-22 against teams with a .500 or better record — including a 5-0 mark versus the White Sox. Yuli Gurriel added three hits and two RBI. Looking for the best online betting site and Live betting? Visit Heritage Sports! McCullers (7-2) surrendered hits on each of his first two pitches: a leadoff triple for Tim Anderson that extended his hitting streak to […]

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February

23
Carlos Correa open to long-term contract with Houston Astros, if done before season starts

If the Houston Astros want to sign shortstop Carlos Correa to a long-term deal, he says they need to do it before Opening Day. “I feel so good, my body feels so great and I feel like I’m going to have such a great season that once the season starts, I don’t want to be involved with or distracted with those conversations,” Correa stated Monday after the Astros held their first full-squad workout of the spring. The Astros avoided arbitration with Correa, who can become a free agent at the end of the season, by signing him to a one-year, $11.7 million contract. […]

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January

20
George Springer, Toronto Blue Jays in agreement on deal

Outfielder George Springer and the Toronto Blue Jays are in agreement on a deal, sources familiar with the situation told ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Springer is headed to the Blue Jays’ spring training facility in Dunedin, Florida, for a physical. Springer, the sparkplug for the Houston Astros’ offense in the leadoff spot for the past four seasons, was one of the most coveted free agents on the market this offseason. He hit a team-high 14 home runs this season and added another four in the postseason, as the Astros lost to the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALCS. While some of […]

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July

31
Dodgers’ Joe Kelly suspended 8 games by MLB for incident with Astros

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Joe Kelly was suspended for eight games by Major League Baseball on Wednesday, a day after throwing a fastball near the head of Houston’s Alex Bregman and mockingly taunting Astros star Carlos Correa. Benches cleared after Kelly’s movements during the sixth inning of Los Angeles’ 5-2 victory at Minute Maid Park. The game marked the first time the teams had met since it was revealed Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title that came at the Dodgers’ expense. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts was suspended one game and Astros manager Dusty Baker was fined an unrevealed amount. Baker said he was […]

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