After losing starting pitcher Framber Valdez for an indefinite period of time, the Astros have reached an agreement with free-agent right-hander Jake Odorizzi on a two-year deal with a player option, a source told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
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Right-hander Jake Odorizzi and the Houston Astros are in agreement on a two-year deal with a player option, a source familiar with the deal tells ESPN.
Pitchers Bryan Abreu, Luis Garcia, Ronel Blanco, Cristian Javier, Pedro Baez, Enoli Paredes, Francis Martes and Hector Velazquez are absent from camp due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. GM James Click wouldn't say if any had tested positive.
Astros left-hander Framber Valdez fractured his left ring finger during his spring training debut Tuesday, an injury that could deal another blow to the team's banged-up starting rotation.
From former All-Stars trying to make one more roster to top prospects getting a first chance, there are some intriguing players to watch in every spring training camp.
Here's how we rank baseball's 30 teams as spring training games begin.
On the subject of signing a long-term contract with the Astros, Carlos Correa said Monday that once the regular season starts he doesn't "want to be involved with or distracted with those conversations."
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Alex Bregman, the Astros Foundation and Brothers Produce, a local distributor, are partnering to host a water distribution event tomorrow to hand out 18,000 cases of water with the city in dire need. It'll take place at the Astros' Youth Academy.
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Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker said he had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as the team began spring training Thursday.
Which AL teams have the most talent making its way toward the majors? We rank the top 10 (and beyond) in each system.
Everyone is looking at up at the Rays on this year's list, but Tampa Bay isn't the only system loaded with talent.
Baseball is back! Here's the key topic in every camp as players report across Florida and Arizona.
They didn't make our top 100, but these players could shoot up prospect lists in the coming season.
Here's how baseball's stars of tomorrow stack up as the sport returns to a full season.
For fans of Houston teams, the last 12 months has felt like one goodbye after another. Watt joins a star-studded list of former Houston players who are now gone.
Here's a look at where things stand now that Major League Baseball has officially announced its 120-team minor league alignment.
With more free-agent arms still available, here's how baseball's 30 starting staffs stack up today.
Right-hander Steve Cishek agreed Tuesday to a minor league contract with the Houston Astros and has been invited to big league spring training.
Could anything delay spring training ... or Opening Day? The return of seven-inning doubleheaders? We answer the most pressing questions about baseball's scheduled return.
From All-Stars to innings-eaters, there are still good players available just before spring training begins. We find a home for the most intriguing names on the market.
The Astros and shortstop Carlos Correa have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $11.7 million contract, according to multiple reports.
The Midsummer Classic is still months away, but we didn't let that stop us from picking teams now.
With free agents still on the board -- and the NL DH still a question mark -- we rank MLB's 30 batting orders as they stand today.
- Other Games
On Base Percentage.36813th
Earned Run Average3.233rd