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Astros manager A.J. Hinch: Jose Altuve could be sent for short rehab assignment

Image 1of/7<p>Caption<p>Close<p>OAKLAND — Three hours before the Astros opened a pivotal series against the A's, with a crowd of trainers and almost the …

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Astros' A.J. Hinch remains mum on who will replace Lance McCullers

Image 1of/153<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Manager A.J. Hinch has been coy about who might start in replace of the injured Lance McCullers Jr. on Tuesday. He said he …

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Astros injury updates: Altuve takes batting practice; Springer 'certain to return' Friday

Image 1of/52<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Second baseman Jose Altuve (right knee soreness) took batting practice, groundballs and ran on the field at Minute Maid Park …

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A.J. Hinch: Astros' Jake Marisnick could be out until September

Image 1of/68<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Jake Marisnick will be “out a little bit” with the left groin injury he sustained in the Astros’ 5-2 loss to the Mariners on …

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Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley to start for Class AA Corpus Christi on Tuesday

Image 1of/68<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Forrest Whitley is scheduled to start Tuesday’s game for Class AA Corpus Christi, concluding his month long stint on the …

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Former Astro Luke Scott defeats Hall of Famer Craig Biggio to win Alumni Home Run Derby

Image 1of/18<p>Caption<p>Close<p>In a scintillating conclusion to Legends Weekend at Minute Maid Park, 40-year-old Luke Scott out-slugged 52-year-old Hall of …

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Astros optimistic George Springer won't need rehab assignment

Image 1of/148<p>Caption<p>Close<p>For the second straight day, George Springer swung in the batting cage on Saturday, accelerating the rehabilitation on his …

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Astros' Chris Devenski nearing rehab assignment

Image 1of/148<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Chris Devenski will throw another bullpen session on Sunday and, if he escapes unscathed, will soon be bound for a rehab …

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch asks MLB for clarity with Justin Verlander's balk

Image 1of/147<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he contacted Major League Baseball on Friday for "a clearer definition" of and "a little more …

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Jake Marisnick exits Astros game with injury

Image 1of/1<p>Caption<p>Close<p>After he scorched a one-out double in the seventh inning and came up lame running into second base, Jake Marisnick exited the …

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Astros believe batting was the culprit of Lance McCullers' injury

Image 1of/13<p>Caption<p>Close<p>The Astros suspect that swinging a bat, not throwing a pitch, caused the right elbow discomfort that forced starter Lance …

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Roberto Osuna's role to develop slowly with Astros

Image 1of/145<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Astros reliever Roberto Osuna's role seems likely to take shape slowly. In addition to getting re-acclimated to pitching …

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Houston Astros closer debate: Hector Rondon vs. Roberto Osuna

When the Houston Astros acquired Roberto Osuna last month, it created a quandary for manager A.J. Hinch. Should he continue to rely on Hector Rondon …

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Carlos Correa likely to return to Astros for weekend series

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who has been out since late June with a lower back injury, will likely be activated for this weekend's series …

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Lance McCullers unlikely to return before September, says A.J. Hinch

Houston Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. has a strain in his right forearm and manager A.J. Hinch said the right-hander is unlikely to return …

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Lance McCullers Jr. injury update: Astros starter likely out until September

Lance McCullers Jr may not return to the mound this month.<p>The-24-year-old Astros starter was placed on the disabled list this weekend with right …

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Astros' Brian McCann makes first catching bullpen session since surgery

Image 1of/3<p>Caption<p>Close<p>SAN FRANCISCO — For the first time since he underwent arthroscopic knee surgery five weeks ago, Astros catcher Brian McCann …

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Astros' Jose Altuve sent back to Houston to be re-evaluated

Image 1of/142<p>Caption<p>Close<p>LOS ANGELES — Astros second baseman Jose Altuve returned to Houston on Sunday afternoon and will have his right knee …

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Astros' Tony Kemp: Leaves game with foot injury - CBSSports.com

Kemp was removed from Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch on the foot, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet reports.<p>Kemp was plunked in the …

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Astros place RHP McCullers on DL with elbow discomfort

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Houston Astros placed starting pitcher Lance McCullers on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with right elbow discomfort and activated right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna.<p>Osuna was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays in a trade-deadline deal last week and is coming off a 75-day …

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Houston’s McCullers leaves game with elbow discomfort | FOX Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lance McCullers Jr. will head back to Houston to have his right elbow examined after leaving his start against the Los Angeles …

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Astros brass huddles to discuss Osuna's pending arrival

LOS ANGELES — Astros manager A.J. Hinch has met privately with the team’s owner and general manager ahead of reliever Roberto Osuna being activated …

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Astros' George Springer returns to lineup

Image 1of/13<p>Caption<p>Close<p>LOS ANGELES — To begin the World Series rematch, its reigning MVP returned to the Astros' lineup.<p>George Springer led off and …

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Blue Jays activate Ken Giles, option Dwight Smith Jr.

The Toronto Blue Jays have added reliever Ken Giles to their 25-man roster, meaning he will be eligible to pitch for the club Thursday against the …

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Astros' Carlos Correa to begin rehab assignment in Corpus Christi

Image 1of/57<p>Caption<p>Close<p>SEATTLE — While his teammates dressed for Wednesday's series finale against the Mariners, Carlos Correa grabbed two suitcases …

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A.J. Hinch’s emotions may hurt Astros World Series chances

It sounds odd, but can A.J. Hinch’s emotions prevent the Astros from repeating?<p>A.J. Hinch’s unique personality was at the forefront last season as …

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Astros' A.J. Hinch: Roberto Osuna joining team will be an 'emotional time'

A.J. Hinch was candid about the arrival of Roberto Osuna this weekend.<p>The Astros manager said he wasn't sure how the clubhouse will react when Osuna …

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Still suspended for domestic violence policy violation, Roberto Osuna sent to Astros by Blue Jays

Swapping a closer with on-field problems for one with off-field troubles, the World Series champion Houston Astros have traded Ken Giles to the Toronto Blue Jays along with a pair of pitching prospects for Roberto Osuna.<p>Houston also sent right-handers David Paulino and Hector Perez to Toronto as …

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Astros' Tyler White homers after late, long flight from Fresno

Image 1of/48<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Tyler White, who was called up from Fresno to take Jose Altuve's roster spot, said his plane left Fresno at 11 p.m. PT …

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Astros shortstop Carlos Correa running and playing catch

Image 1of/14<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Injured Astros shortstop Carlos Correa ran and played catch before Sunday's game and will accompany the Astros on their …

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