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Raul Valdes, Hiroyuki Nakajima Outrig...

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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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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Quick Hits: Forbes, Castro, Mets, Luhnow

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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West Notes: Beane, Fowler, Blanton

Baseball personnel believe Billy Beane of the Athletics is the best GM in the game, the New York Post's Joel Sherman writes in a survey of scouts a...

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Astros Release Cesar Izturis

Infielder Cesar Izturis did not make the Astros and will opt out of his deal with the Astros, tweets Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Izturi...

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AL Notes: Rangers, Bailey, Carp, Jays...

Now that it's clear Nelson Cruz won't be back, it's unclear who the Rangers will use as their designated hitter against lefties, Evan Grant of the ...

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Astros Claim Alex Presley, Designate ...

The Astros have claimed outfielder Alex Presley off of waivers from the Twins, tweets Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. To clear a roster spot, the team ...

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Astros Release Cesar Izturis

Infielder Cesar Izturis did not make the Astros and will opt out of his deal with the Astros, tweets Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Izturi...

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Minor Moves: J.D. Martinez

Here are today's minor moves from around the league. The Astros have released outfielder J.D. Martinez, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston h...

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Minor Moves: Watanabe, Poythress, Laf...

We'll round up today's minor moves here: The Red Sox have released reliever Shunsuke Watanabe, who was in camp on a minor league invite, tweets WEE...

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Out Of Options Players: AL West

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers ...

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Quick Hits: Royals, Wolf, Astros, Phi...

The Royals made an odd move Tuesday, claiming Rule 5 pick Patrick Schuster from the Padres and designating outfielder Carlos Peguero for assignment...

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Minor Moves: J.D. Martinez

Here are today's minor moves from around the league. The Astros have released outfielder J.D. Martinez, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston h...

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Astros To Designate Lucas Harrell For...

The Astros will designate pitcher Lucas Harrell for assignment to create 40-man roster space for the promotion of prospect George Springer, reports...

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Astros To Promote George Springer

Top outfield prospect George Springer will join the Astros tomorrow, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). The 24-year-old ...

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Minor Moves: Watanabe, Poythress, Laf...

We'll round up today's minor moves here: The Red Sox have released reliever Shunsuke Watanabe, who was in camp on a minor league invite, tweets WEE...

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Astros Release J.D. Martinez

The Astros have released outfielder J.D. Martinez, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart tweets. Houston had outrighted Martinez in November, but before that, ...

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AL Notes: Lester, Drew, Twins, Astros

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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Out Of Options Players: AL West

The following 40-man roster players have less than five years service time and are out of minor league options. That means they must clear waivers ...

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