Astros Press Releases
Upcoming 10-game Homestand to Feature Several Special Fan Nights at the Ballpark
HOUSTON, TX-- The Astros begin a 10-game homestand this Monday, May 2 as they host the Minnesota Twins for a three-games series, May 2-4. Following the Twins, Houston will face the Seattle Mariners (May 5-8) and Cleveland Indians (May 9-11) in the club's longest homestand to date.
Rasmus named American League Player of the Week
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of April 18-24. This marks the second career Player of the Week award for Rasmus.
Astros to Host the Boston Red Sox for Weekend Series
Beginning tomorrow night, the Astros host the Boston Red Sox for a three-game series, April 22-24. These three games mark the final homestand in April before the Astros begin a seven-day road trip to Seattle and Oakland.
Altuve Named American League Co-Player of the Week
Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve has been named the American League Co-Player of the Week for the week of April 11-17. He will share the award with Baltimore Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo. This marks Altuve's second career Player of the Week award.
Jackie Robinson Day and Keuchel's Korner Highlight Weekend Series at Home
The Astros host the Detroit Tigers for a three-game series starting tonight, April 15, for the first home weekend series of the 2016 season. Starting tonight's game is 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, who will face off against the Tigers Mike Pelfrey for a 7:10 p.m. CT first pitch.
Astros Sold-Out Home Opener Set for Monday, April 11
The Astros return home to Minute Maid Park for the 2016 Home Opener on Monday, April 11 to host the reigning World Series Champion Kansas City Royals at 7:10 p.m. CT. Monday's contest marks the first meeting between the two teams since Game 5 of the 2015 American League Division Series.
Astros set minor league rosters
The Houston Astros have set their preliminary 2016 minor league rosters for four of their affiliates: Triple A Fresno, Double A Corpus Christi, Class A Advanced Lancaster and Class A Quad Cities. The announcement was made by Astros Director of Minor League Operations Allen Rowin. The four clubs will begin regular season play on Thursday, April 7.
Astros Opening Day Game Postponed Due to Inclement Weather
The Houston Astros Opening Day game, scheduled for today at 1:05 p.m. ET, against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium in New York, has been postponed due to inclement weather conditions. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, April 5 at 1:05 p.m. ET.
Astros Set 2016 Opening Day Roster
The Houston Astros have set their 2016 Opening Day roster, adding infielder Tyler White to the 40-man roster and recalling right-handed pitcher Michael Feliz. Outfielder Evan Gattis, right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers and catcher Max Stassi were all placed on the 15-Day Disabled List. The announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow.