Astros Press Releases
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Nolan Ryan to host Japanese restaurateurs at Minute Maid Park
On Friday, August 29, Astros Executive Advisor Nolan Ryan will host several Japanese restaurateurs and winners of a Nolan Ryan Beef promotion for a press conference prior to the 7:10 p.m. game between the Astros and Texas Rangers.
Astros to host Texas Rangers for final Lone Star Series matchup in Houston
The Astros will host the in-state rival Texas Rangers for a four-game set, August 28-31, for the final Lone Star Series play in Houston this season. The two teams will meet one final time in Arlington from September 22-24. Houston currently leads Texas 8-4 in this season's Lone Star Series, and can secure the Silver Boot for the first time since 2006 with two more victories. The Silver Boot will be on display on the main concourse at Minute Maid Park during this series.
Astros Extend PDC with Quad Cities
The Houston Astros announced today that the club has extended its Player Development Contract (PDC) with the Class A Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League.
Treviño to be inducted into Media Wall of Honor
On Thursday, Sept. 18, Astros Spanish broadcaster Alex Treviño will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor.
Astros to host three division rivals in upcoming homestand
The Astros will host two playoff contenders in the Oakland A's (August 26-27) and the LA Angels (September 2-3), as well as the in-state rival Texas Rangers (August 28-31) for a nine-game, 10-day homestand beginning on Monday. The Astros are currently 12-11 since July 28 and have taken series victories from both the A's and the Rangers in that span.
Carter named A.L. Player of the week
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros infielder/outfielder Chris Carter has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 11-17.
Astros Foundation, Houston Police Foundation host Badges & Bases H-Town Rundown
The Houston Astros Foundation is teaming up with the Houston Police Foundation to host the 2014 Badges & Bases H-Town Rundown on Saturday, September 27.
Astros statement regarding the passing of Gordy MacKenzie
Longtime Astros minor league coach and scout Gordy MacKenzie passed away on Tuesday. He was 77 years old. Astros Director of Player Development Quinton McCracken released the following statement regarding MacKenzie's passing.
Milo Hamilton named to Iowa Sports Hall of Fame
The Des Moines Sunday Register announced today that Houston Astros radio broadcasting great Milo Hamilton has been inducted into their Iowa Sports Hall of Fame.