Wednesday Apr 9
Climbing Tal's Hill
The sizzle on the Astros 2-0 start has quickly dissolved into a 3-5 record, losing five of six.
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Wed Apr 02, 2014
In the AL, bench roles can be trying
It's too early in the season for the Astros to think anyone's a hot hand yet. A day after first baseman Jesus Guzman and right fielder L.J. Hoes both homered in a 6-2 opening day win over the Yankees, both were out of the lineup Thursday in favor of their platoon partners.
Tue Apr 01, 2014
Astros nab OF Presley off waivers
The Houston Astros claimed outfielder Alex Presley off waivers from the Minnesota Twins Thursday in an effort to bolster their bench depth for the upcoming season.
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Alex Presley a Sneaky Pickup by Houston Astros' to Add Needed Depth
It's been said many times, perhaps too many times, but the concept of competition being key for the Houston Astros is continually proving to be effective, and they've played right into that strategy with their latest addition.
Fri Mar 28, 2014
Salt Lake Tribune
MLB: Starling Marte and Pirates finalize $31M deal
Bradenton, Fla. a Starling Marte wants to be part of what he hopes will be a long run of success for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
Climbing Tal's Hill
Astros Are Left with One Left Hander in the Bullpen
Ever since the Houston Astros claimed Raul Valdes off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies last fall, I questioned his place on the 40-man roster.
Astros claim outfielder off waivers
Alex Presley, picked up by the Astros on waivers, has made plays at Minute Maid before, including this catch when he was with the Pirates.
Astros claim Alex Presley off waivers from Twins
Alex Presley entered spring training atop the Twins' center field depth chart, but lost the starting job to Aaron Hicks and now he's headed to Houston after the Astros claimed him off waivers.
Twins: Chris Parmelee, Alex Presley also placed on waivers
According to a person with direct knowledge, the Twins also placed outfielders Chris Parmelee and Alex Presley on outright waivers Tuesday.
Tue Mar 25, 2014
Anchorage Daily News
Reeling Twins look to buck 90-loss trend
In the past three years, the Minnesota Twins have lost 291 games. Ninety-nine in 2011.