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8/28/2014 | Grossman day to day after twisting ankle

Robbie Grossman sat out on Thursday after he twisted his left ankle on Wednesday, and manager Bo Porter said he is day to day.

8/28/2014 | Singleton spends extra time on picks

Third-base coach Pat Listach, who also handles the infielders, had rookie first baseman Jon Singleton on the field prior to batting practice on Thursday to work on scooping balls out of the dirt on throws, which is something Singleton has struggled with this season.

8/28/2014 | Workload of Keuchel, others being monitored

Bo Porter said that as the calendar flips to September, the club plans to monitor the workload of some of its pitchers, including ace lefty Dallas Keuchel. Keuchel has pitched 171 1/3 innings this season, which is just shy of the career-high 177 2/3 he threw combined in 2012 between the Major Leagues and Triple-A Oklahoma City.

8/28/2014 | Astros extend deal with Class A Lancaster

The Astros extended their player development contract with Class A Lancaster of the California League on Thursday, meaning their affiliation with the JetHawks will continue through the 2016 season. The partnership between the Astros and Lancaster began in 2009.

8/28/2014 | Two reviews benefit A's, go against Astros

A pair of key reviews in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, both of which went against the Astros, loomed large in their 5-4 loss to the A's.

8/28/2014 | Altuve's efforts not enough after Qualls struggles

The A's got the best of Chad Qualls again in the ninth inning on Wednesday night, when they scored three times, a rally capped by a two-run homer to right field off the bat off of Sam Fuld, to hand the Astros a 5-4 loss at Minute Maid Park.

8/27/2014 | Signing Nix still a possibility for Astros

Jacob Nix, taken by the Astros in the fifth round of the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, could still wind up with the organization as the result of a grievance filed recently by the Major League Baseball Players Association against the Astros on his behalf, according to a baseball source.

8/27/2014 | Petit plans to make good impression

In the lineup on Wednesday for the second game in a row and third time in five games, Gregorio Petit appreciates every opportunity he gets, especially since he hopes to make a good impression heading into the offseason.

8/27/2014 | Qualls to finish the season with Astros

As expected, Chad Qualls will remain with the Astros for the rest of the season. The Tigers placed a waiver claim on him earlier this week, but Qualls was still with the Astros when the deadline for the teams to work out a trade passed on Wednesday. That means Qualls can't be traded for the remainder of the season, which is a relief to him.

8/27/2014 | Rangers, Astros to resume tussle for Silver Boot

Nick Tepesch and Collin McHugh will square off in Thursday's opener between the Rangers and Astros at Minute Maid Park as the clubs continue their tussle for the Silver Boot.

8/27/2014 | Appel dazzles with 10 K's in Double-A win

On Tuesday, Mark Appel punctuated his revival with the best start of his professional career. The Astros' No. 2 prospect struck out 10 batters in eight-plus scoreless innings to lead Corpus Christi to a 1-0 victory against Frisco.

8/26/2014 | Moran excelling since joining Astros' system

Colin Moran, the Minor League third baseman the Astros acquired from the Marlins along with outfielder Jake Marisnick and a compensation pick in next year's Draft for pitcher Jarred Cosart, has performed well since joining Double-A Corpus Christi.

8/26/2014 | Qualls claimed but likely to stay in Houston

The Tigers may have claimed Astros closer Chad Qualls off waivers, but don't expect the right-hander to be reunited with former teammate Brad Ausmus. Qualls said Tuesday he was aware of the claim put in by the Tigers and maintained he'd like to remain in Houston.

8/26/2014 | Carter's clutch homer helps Astros sink A's

Chris Carter launched a towering three-run homer in the eighth inning -- his team-leading 32nd of the season -- to send the Astros to a 4-2 come-from-behind win over the A's on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park to snap a three-game losing streak.

8/26/2014 | Appel among Astros prospects set for Fall League

Former No. 1 overall Draft pick Mark Appel and fellow right-handed pitcher Vincent Velasquez and third baseman Rio Ruiz will headline the Astros' contingent of prospects slated to play in the Arizona Fall League this year.

8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.

8/26/2014 | In heated race, A's tab Pomeranz vs. Astros

With a crucial series in Anaheim looming, the Athletics will recall Drew Pomeranz to start Wednesday against the Astros and Brad Peacock in the finale of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

8/26/2014 | Astros' top prospects combine for eight hits

Outfielders Teoscar Hernandez and Delino DeShields, the Astros' Nos. 11 and 12 prospects, combined for eight hits, six runs and eight RBIs Monday, as Double-A Corpus Christi outslugged the Missions in San Antonio, 23-7.

8/25/2014 | Astros, Nats set to make Spring Training site proposal

Representatives from the Astros and the Nationals will present a proposed joint Spring Training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Palm Beach County Tourism Development Council on Sept. 11 and Palm Beach County Commissioners on Sept. 23.

8/25/2014 | Porter mum about Astros' in-game meeting

Astros manager Bo Porter wouldn't elaborate Monday when asked about the impromptu team meeting held in the tunnel between the visiting dugout and the clubhouse after the second inning of Sunday's game against the Indians at Progressive Field.

8/25/2014 | Report: Qualls claimed, Feldman clears waivers

Astros closer Chad Qualls has been claimed on revocable waivers, FOX Sports reported Monday, and starter Scott Feldman cleared waivers, which means he could be traded to any club.

8/25/2014 | Astros to renew deal with Class A Quad Cities

Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan plans to fly to Iowa on Tuesday morning and sign a player development contract to keep the team's Class A affiliate at Quad Cities for two more years.

8/25/2014 | Astros to induct Trevino into Media Wall of Honor

Astros Spanish broadcaster Alex Trevino will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor on Sept. 18, the club announced Monday.

8/25/2014 | Astros consider options for September callups

The Astros can expand their active roster beyond 25 beginning next Monday, and general manager Jeff Luhnow said the club has "some guys in mind" that will be added.

8/25/2014 | Carter's blast offset by Astros' rocky ninth

Jeff Samardzija was four outs away from shutting out the Astros when Chris Carter belted a two-run home run to cut the lead to one run before the A's pulled away for an 8-2 win Monday night at Minute Maid Park.

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