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Jen Pawol becomes the first woman to umpire a spring training game since 2007

Feb. 24, 2024 19:36 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — It took eight years but Jen Pawol made the leap from the minors to a major league game spring training contest as umpire at the Grapefruit League opener between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals at CACTI Park of The Palm Beaches on Saturday. ...

Tucker says Astros are best team and he's open to signing a long-term deal along with Bregman

Feb. 19, 2024 16:45 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros right fielder Kyle Tucker is open to a long-term contract and says preliminary dialogue had begun. “Personally, I think we have the best team in the league," Tucker said Monday as the Astros started full squad workouts. “That’s the...

Orioles' Kyle Bradish will miss start of season with elbow sprain

Feb. 15, 2024 18:32 PM EST

It didn’t take long for spring training to provide its first injury reports. On the day they held their first official workout, the Baltimore Orioles announced pitcher Kyle Bradish will open the season on the injured list with a sprained ulnar collateral ligament. Bradish’s...

Ryan Pressly surprised at demotion to Astros setup role but says willing to accept it

Feb. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Pressly said he was surprised the Houston Astros dropped him from closer in favor of Josh Hader but has accepted an eighth-inning setup role. Hader, a five-time All-Star left-hander who turns 30 on April 7, agreed Jan. 22 to a $95 million,...

Josh Hader will close for Astros and Ryan Pressly will be in setup role, new manager Joe Espada says

Feb. 14, 2024 13:59 PM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Newly signed Josh Hader will close for the Astros and incumbent Ryan Pressly will move into a setup role, new manager Joe Espada said as Houston started spring training workouts Wednesday. Hader, a five-time All-Star, agreed Jan. 22 to a $95 million,...

Justin Verlander says he's behind schedule after offseason shoulder issue

Feb. 14, 2024 11:59 AM EST

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander says he is “a little bit behind schedule” due to offseason shoulder inflammation that could prevent him from being ready to pitch on opening day. Verlander, who turns 41 next week, called the injury “a little...

José Altuve wanted to be with the Houston Astros for life, achieves goal with contract through 2029

Feb. 07, 2024 15:09 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Ten months from free agency, José Altuve knew what he wanted. “Houston is my home,” he said. He achieved his goal to remain with the Astros, agreeing to a contract that will pay $125 million from 2025-29, when he will be 39. “I...

José Altuve and Houston Astros agree to new contract adding $125 million for 2025-29

Feb. 07, 2024 00:47 AM EST

José Altuve and the Houston Astros agreed to a $125 million, five-year contract that covers 2025-29. Houston announced a new multiyear deal for Altuve on Tuesday without disclosing financial details. Altuve has a $26 million salary for 2024 in the final season of a...

Astros utilityman Mauricio Dubón and Mets reliever Phil Bickford go to salary arbitration

Feb. 05, 2024 21:39 PM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Houston utilityman Mauricio Dubón and New York Mets right-hander Phil Bickford went to salary arbitration hearings Monday. Dubón asked for a raise from $1.4 million to $3.5 million and the Astros argued for $3 million in a case heard by John Woods, Jeanne...

Reliever José Cisnero and Los Angeles Angels agree to $1.75 million, 1-year deal

Feb. 04, 2024 04:45 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Reliever José Cisnero and the Los Angeles Angels agreed Saturday to a $1.75 million, one-year contract. A right-hander who turns 35 on April 11, Cisnero was 3-4 with two saves and a 5.31 ERA in 63 games last year in his fifth season with Detroit, striking...