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Raul Valdes, Hiroyuki Nakajima Ou...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: The Astros have outrighted reliever Raul Valdes to Triple-A, according to the PCL transactions page...

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AL West Notes: Astros, Franklin, ...

The Astros have made the promotion of George Springer and DFA of Lucas Harrell official by announcing each move via press release. As Houston fans ...

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Minor Moves: Haley, Scarpetta, Ma...

Here are today's minor moves and outright assignments from around the league... Indians right-hander Trey Haley has cleared waivers and been outrig...

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West Notes: Astros, Dodgers, Mari...

A source tells MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo that the Astros haven't discussed a long-term extension with Jason Castro yet. The 26-year-old appear...

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West Notes: Rockies, Astros, Padres

The Rockies don't look like a top team this year, but their best-case scenario could get them to the playoffs, Troy Renck of the Denver Post writes...

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Offseason In Review: Houston Astros

As their lengthy rebuild continued, the Astros added several veteran pieces and beefed up a payroll that had just one player earning $1MM or more a...

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West Notes: Choo, Astros, Kotsay

The Rangers' seven-year, $130MM agreement with Shin-Soo Choo brings total spending this offseason to around $1.543 billion, according to Yahoo Spor...

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Quick Hits: Burres, CBA, Int'l, R...

Southpaw Brian Burres will take the hill this Thursday to audition for interested clubs, Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reported yesterday (via ...

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Quick Hits: Santana, Karstens, Mu...

The signing of Omar Infante and Jason Vargas took up the money the Royals had earmarked to re-sign Ervin Santana, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports (Tw...

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Masahiro Tanaka Links: Monday

The Masahiro Tanaka clock is ticking, and the right-hander has until Friday to agree to a deal with his first Major League team. Recent reports hav...

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East Notes: Doumit, Blue Jays, Dr...

Braves GM Frank Wren says he viewed Ryan Doumit as the best player available to fill his bench need because "he's almost two players in one," tweet...

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Astros Acquire Jesus Guzman

The Padres have traded outfielder/first baseman Jesus Guzman to the Astros for infielder Ryan Jackson, according to Corey Brock of MLB.com (on Twit...

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Astros Claim Collin McHugh

The Astros have claimed right-hander Collin McHugh off waivers from the Rockies, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post (Twitter link). The Roc...

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Choo Turned Down Seven-Year Offer...

While the market for Shin-Soo Choo has been slow to develop, he could have already found a home had accepted a lavish offer from the Yankees. Jeff ...

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Quick Hits: Forbes, Castro, Mets,...

The average value of a Major League Baseball franchise is now $811MM, a rise of nine percent from 2013 that can be largely attributed to an increas...

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Masahiro Tanaka Reactions And Fal...

The Masahiro Tanaka saga has come to an end in record-setting fashion. Earlier today, Tanaka agreed to an enormous seven-year, $155MM contract with...

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West Notes: Dodgers, Giants, Astr...

The Dodgers' total player expenditures last season - including payroll for a 40-man roster, incentive bonuses, benefits and tax payment, comes out ...

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Astros Sign Scott Feldman

JAN. 10: Feldman's deal is front-loaded, tweets Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The right-hander will earn $12MM in 2014, $10MM in 2015 and $8MM in 2016....

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Nolan Ryan Joins Astros As Execut...

Former Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan will join the Astros in an advisory role, reports Mark Berman of Houston's Fox 26 (Twitter links). Ryan's duties will...

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Astros To Sign Matt Albers

TUESDAY: The Astros have confirmed the signing via press release. MONDAY: The Astros have agreed to terms with right-hander Matt Albers on a one-ye...

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