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The Houston Astros fired general manager Ed Wade and team president Tal Smith on Sunday night in the first of the changes promised by new owner Jim Crane.
New Astros owner Jim Crane is promising plenty of changes in addition to the club's move to the American League.
The Houston Astros optioned left-hander J.A. Happ to Triple-A Oklahoma City before Saturday night's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Hunter Pence is adding his big bat to a pennant race.
The Houston Astros traded second baseman Jeff Keppinger to the San Francisco Giants for two Double-A pitchers on Tuesday. Houston also purchased the contract of infielder Jose Altuve from Double-A Corpus Christi, and Astros manager Brad Mills said he will get significant playing time at second base.
Hunter Pence ranks in the top five in the National League in batting average, RBIs, doubles and hits. His recent 23-game hitting streak is the second longest in the majors this season.
The Astros fired pitching coach Brad Arnsberg on Tuesday and replaced him on an interim basis with former Houston pitcher Doug Brocail.
The Houston Astros hit 108 home runs last year, the fewest in the NL and ahead of only the Seattle Mariners' 101.
The Houston Astros see Wandy Rodriguez as one of the best left-handers in baseball, and they didn't want him to get away.
The Colorado Rockies bolstered their bullpen by acquiring right-handed reliever Matt Lindstrom from the Houston Astros on Thursday.
Bill Hall doesn't like to be called a utility player.
Clint Barmes is looking forward to returning to his favorite position after being traded from the Colorado Rockies to Houston for pitcher Felipe Paulino on Thursday.
The new version of the Big Red Machine plays some pretty slick defense, too.
Shawn Chacon's grievance against the Houston Astros has been denied.
The Houston Astros signed starting pitcher Brett Myers to a two-year contract extension with a club option for a third year on Sunday.
General manager Ed Wade said before Wednesday's game that McLane still has the final say on all baseball decisions.
Wade said the move was hard to make.