• Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident

    Valbuena, Jose Castillo killed in car accident0

    HOUSTON — Tributes and sorrow poured in from all corners of the baseball world Friday following the tragic deaths of free-agent infielder Luis Valbuena and former Major League infielder Jose Castillo in a car crash late Thursday in their native Venezuela, where they were playing winter ball. Their team, Cardenales de Lara, confirmed via Twitter

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  • Astros in pursuit of starter, impact bat at WM

    Astros in pursuit of starter, impact bat at WM0

    HOUSTON — As a pair of big names that had reportedly drawn interest from the Astros have landed elsewhere — first baseman Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals and pitcher Nathan Eovaldi back to the Red Sox — the Astros will head into the Winter Meetings on Monday in Las Vegas with plenty of heavy lifting

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  • Astros might not be done shopping for catching

    Astros might not be done shopping for catching0

    HOUSTON — Astros president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow said Thursday the addition of catcher Robinson Chirinos to a one-year contract for 2019 doesn’t necessarily mean the team is through shopping for catchers. Chirinos, a well-respected veteran who played the last six years with the Rangers, provides stability to the Astros’ catching

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  • Hinch among Astros' reps at Bush homecoming

    Hinch among Astros' reps at Bush homecoming0

    HOUSTON — Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan, president of baseball operations and general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager AJ Hinch will lead a contingent of team officials and employees that will greet the casket of former President George H.W. Bush when it arrives at Ellington Field on Wednesday afternoon. At the request of

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  • Inbox: Will Astros make big move at Meetings?

    Inbox: Will Astros make big move at Meetings?0

    HOUSTON — With the Winter Meetings set to get underway in Las Vegas on Monday, the Astros have dabbled in the Hot Stove market by trading for Blue Jays infielder Aledmys Diaz on Nov. 17, while reaching an agreement on a one-year deal, according to a source, with free-agent catcher Robinson Chirinos on Tuesday. The

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  • These are the 10 best starting rotations

    These are the 10 best starting rotations0

    Tuesday, the Washington Nationals snatched up Patrick Corbin, the top starting pitcher on the free agent market, for the not-exactly-a-discount-price of $ 140 million over six years. For all the talk of Bryce Harper and the rest of Washington’s lineup, it was, as tends to be the case with the Nationals, a bet on pitching.

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