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2016 Schedule
84-78, 3rd in AL West
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Houston needs rotation help

The Astros' rotation isn't deep. Internally, the expectation is that Houston will trade for starting pitching, Buster Olney writes. Biggest holes for contenders (Insider)

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Listado oficial de transacciones realizadas estas reuniones invernales. NO incluye canjes que no hayan sido anunciados de manera oficial por el equipo.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

The Astros are hoping that newly-acquired OF/DH Carlos Beltran will be a leader in the clubhouse and a bit of a mentor to shortstop and fellow Puerto Rican Carlos Correa. The two players and and teammate Jose Altuve went out to dinner together for the first time Monday night. "Correa probably grew up watching Carlos Beltran," said manager A.J. Hinch. "He's probably been to his academy in San Juan. He might be half-scared of Beltran for all I know. We'll see."

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

With Chris Sale off the board, Rays now on clock. Astros, Nationals both interested after missing on Sale. But Rays show no sense of urgency


Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Houston manager AJ. Hinch is confident Yulieski Gurriel can handle first base next season.

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Astros claim Angels LHP Ashur Tolliver

Houston added Tolliver off waivers from Los Angeles on Monday, the team's announced. The left-hander made his major league debut with the Orioles last season, posting a 5.79 ERA in five appearances.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The best indication that Edwin Encarnacion isn't getting the offers he's looking for: Agent Paul Kinzer telling teams there's no hurry to get him signed. Indians, Rockies interested. But Red Sox appear "very unlikely."

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Altuve, Correa, Beltran to play in WBC

The Astros' Jose Altuve will participate in the 2017 World Baseball Classic for Venezuela, while Carlos Correa will suit up for Puerto Rico along with new teammate Carlos Beltran. Story

Stats & Info

Beltran is huge DH upgrade for Astros

Carlos Beltran figures to get the majority of his at-bats in Houston at designated hitter, a position the Stros got little production from in 2016.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

Even while the Astros shop for an ace, they're also dangling two of their current starters, Collin McHugh & Mike Fiers, to create roster and payroll flexibility.

Jayson Stark ESPN Senior Writer 

The qualifying offer (& 1st-round pick attached) is having a big impact on Edwin Encarnacion's market. The Astros' & Yankees' deals this weekend with Carlos Beltran & Matt Holliday took 2 of Encarnacion's prime suitors off the board. And he's no longer a priority for the Blue Jays after their signing of Kendrys Morales. Encarnacion's agent, Paul Kinzer, is still projecting confidence and telling teams he has interest from "2 or 3 teams" whose identity hasn't surfaced. But Encarnacion is becoming a textbook case for why the union made eliminating first-round draft-pick compensation such a top priority in these labor talks.

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5dBuster Olney

Beltran adds more than offense to Astros

The Astros' potent offense got another boost with the signing of Carlos Beltran, but that wasn't the only reason they wanted him in their clubhouse.

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How does the Astros' front office work?

With the winter meetings around the corner, you need a different kind of scorecard for who's calling the shots and stocking their rosters. Jim Bowden explains the chain of command and style for the Astros' baseball operations leadership teams. Breaking down all 30 MLB front offices (Insider)

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

With Carlos Beltran an Astro, the Yankees will have to look elsewhere for a DH. Edwin Encarnacion is out there, but it remains to be seen if the Yankees will go for four or five years for $20M a season for a 33-year-old. Matt Holiday is a fallback option.

Where do Astros stand for winter meetings?

What are the Astros' biggest needs heading into next week's winter meetings? What free agents could they be interested in? Who could they trade? Jim Bowden breaks it down. Winter meetings checklist for all 30 teams (Insider)

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New CBA could gift big bat to Astros

MLB's new collective bargaining agreement doesn't feature much luxury tax growth, which means the Yankees might want to avoid signing Edwin Encarnacion and facing potential penalties. Enter Houston. Bowden: Bold December predictions (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.24724th
On Base Percentage.31919th
Slugging Percentage.41715th
Earned Run Average4.0611th
Quality Starts7713th

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