Major League Baseball announced this afternoon that Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers has been named the American League Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 17-23. This marks Fiers' first career Player of the Week award.
The Astros will honor Hall of Famer Craig Biggio with a special pregame ceremony prior to tonight's 6:10 p.m. game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:25 p.m.
The Houston Astros RBI Junior Baseball, Senior Baseball and Softball teams have advanced to the 2015 MLB RBI World Series, taking place in Arlington/Grapevine, TX on Aug. 4 through 15. Houston has a team in each division in the 2015 RBI World Series, the most-ever for any city in RBI World Series history.
The Houston Astros Player Development Department has named July's Minor League Pitchers and Players of the Month at each of their minor league affiliates. These awards are chosen every month by the field staff of each team.