Astros Press Releases
Keuchel Named to American League All-Star Game
Major League Baseball announced tonight that Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been named to the 2015 American League All-Star team. The AL and National League pitchers and reserves were announced tonight. Keuchel joins second baseman Jose Altuve and manager A.J. Hinch on the 2015 AL All-Star Team. Altuve was named the AL's starting second baseman last night, while Hinch was named to the AL's coaching staff last month.
Altuve elected to start 2015 All-Star Game
Major League Baseball announced today that Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been elected to start for the American League All-Star team at second base. This will mark the first time that Altuve has been elected to start an All-Star Game and his third All-Star selection overall (also in 2012 & 2014). The starters for the AL and NL All-Star squads were announced this evening.
Astros to Host On-Field Official Army Deployment Ceremony on July 18
On Saturday, July 18, the Houston Astros and the Astros Foundation will host over 300 military members and their families, as they conduct an on-field official deployment ceremony for Texas National Guard 136th Expeditionary Signal Battalion prior to that day's 6:10 p.m. contest vs. the Texas Rangers.
Astros announce minor league Players of the Month for June
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named June’s Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their four in-season minor league affiliates and two Dominican Summer League affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.
Astros sign Cuban free agent Alejandro Garcia
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a contract with Cuban free agent center fielder Alejandro Garcia today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo.
Correa Named A.L. Rookie of the Month
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been named the American League Rookie of the Month for June.
Astros Place Springer on 15-day DL with Wrist Fracture
The Houston Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 15-day Disabled List with a right wrist fracture. To take Springer's spot on the active roster, the club has selected outfielder Alex Presley from Triple A Fresno and has transferred right-handed pitcher Brad Peacock to the 60-day DL. The announcements were made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.
Astros Sign International Free Agent Celestino
The Houston Astros have agreed to terms on a contract with international free agent center fielder Gilberto Celestino today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The announcement was made by Astros Director of International Oz Ocampo.
Today Final Day to Vote Jose Altuve into 2015 MLB All-Star Game
Today, July 2, is the final day fans can vote Astros two-time All-Star second baseman Jose Altuve into the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.