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Astros Made Seven-Year Contract O...

In an attempt to gain cost certainty with one of their top prospects, the Astros offered outfielder George Springer a seven-year, $23MM contract la...

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Masahiro Tanaka Links: Tuesday

News on a landing spot for Japanese ace Masahiro Tanaka has been expected between now and Thursday. But now Jayson Stark of ESPN.com tweets that th...

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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, As...

Red Sox free-agent-to-be Jon Lester says the six-year, $144MM deal the Tigers reportedly offered Max Scherzer would be "hard to walk away from," Br...

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Players Avoiding Arbitration: Friday

We'll keep track of today's smaller deals to avoid arbitration in this post. Click here for background on the upcoming arbitration schedule and how...

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Astros Inquiring On First Basemen

While the Pirates have been linked to nearly every first baseman on the market, ESPN's Jayson Stark reports (via Twitter) that the Astros are also ...

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Matt Dominguez, Astros Nearing Ex...

The Astros are nearing agreement on a five-year extension with Matt Dominguez, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweets. (A source tells Evan Drellich o...

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Union, George Springer's Agent Co...

SUNDAY: "We'd never use a contract tool to affect a person. They're separate, the business aspect and playing aspect," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow told J...

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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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Minor Moves: Taylor, Bogusevic, G...

We'll keep track of the day's minor moves here: Outfielder Michael Taylor has cleared outright waivers and been assigned to Triple-A, tweets Chris ...

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Minor Moves: Peter Moylan, Michae...

We'll keep tabs on the day's minor moves right here: The Astros have released Peter Moylan, the pitcher himself tweets. Last week, it was reported ...

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Astros Near Extension With Matt D...

FRIDAY: Drellich now indicates (via Twitter) that Passan was correct, meaning that Dominguez and the Astros are close on an extension. THURSDAY: Th...

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West Notes: Garza, Ortiz, Appel, ...

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that back at the Winter Meetings, the Angels offered Matt Garza a four-year contract similar to the deal he eve...

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Astros, Nolan Ryan Have Mutual In...

The Astros and recently retired Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan have both expressed interest in exploring a working relationship, according to multiple repo...

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Quick Hits: Angels, Rays, Astros

Though he's arguably already baseball's best player, Mike Trout is working to improve his arm strength, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com writes. Some migh...

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Minor Moves: Gregorio Petit

Here are today's minor moves and outright assignments from around the league... The Astros have signed infielder Gregorio Petit to a minor league c...

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AL Notes: Springer, Orioles, Tigers

The Astros have optioned top prospect George Springer to the minors, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. The demotion comes shortly after the news th...

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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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Astros Near Extension With Matt D...

The Astros are nearing agreement on a five-year extension with Matt Dominguez, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports tweets. (A source tells Evan Drellich o...

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Astros Release Brett Wallace

The Astros have released corner infielder and former top prospect Brett Wallace, according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle (on Twit...

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Quick Hits: Vizquel, Braves, Mart...

The Tigers are considering signing first-base coach Omar Vizquel to play shortstop for them -- or not, as ESPN's Jayson Stark reports. But given th...

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