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George Springer
Remains on track for free agency
OFHouston Astros
March 26, 2020
Springer, who is slated to become a free agent in 2021, will be credited with a full year of service time even if the 2020 season is canceled, Jeff Passan of ESPN reports.
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Justin Verlander
Undergoes groin surgery
PHouston Astros
March 17, 2020
Verlander (lat) underwent surgery on his right groin Tuesday and will be out about six weeks, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Carlos Correa
Picked as bounce-back candidate
SSHouston Astros
March 6, 2020
Correa was picked as a top 2020 bounce-back candidate by the Baseball America staff Thursday.
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Justin Verlander
Managing groin injury carefully
PHouston Astros
February 27, 2020
Verlander (groin) got through a two-inning simulated game Thursday without issue, The Associated Press reports.
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Jose Urquidy
Headed for rotation spot
PHouston Astros
February 9, 2020
Urquidy is expected to begin the regular season as the team's fourth starter, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Jose Altuve
New cheating allegations emerge
2BHouston Astros
January 16, 2020
Rumors that Altuve was among several Astros that wore electronic devices underneath their jerseys as part of the team's sign-stealing scheme have been partly refuted by MLB, Joel Sherman of MLB Network reports.
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George Springer
Avoids arbitration
OFHouston Astros
January 16, 2020
Springer and the Astros agreed on a contract Thursday that will pay the outfielder $21 million in 2020, Sarah Langs of MLB.com reports.
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Carlos Correa
Houston considering trade
SSHouston Astros
December 10, 2019
The Astros have considered the idea of trading Correa, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
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Aaron Sanchez
Likely parting ways with Houston
PHouston Astros  
December 2, 2019
The Astros aren't expected to tender Sanchez (shoulder) a contract for the 2020 season prior to Monday's deadline to do so, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Gerrit Cole
Astros all but out of running?
PHouston Astros
October 30, 2019
Cole was hesitant to meet with reporters following the Astros' Game 7 World Series loss to the Nationals on Wednesday and made it a point to emphasize he was "not an employee of the team" before speaking, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Lance McCullers
Touching 90 mph
PHouston Astros
October 29, 2019
McCullers (elbow) posted a video of himself throwing over 90 miles per hour off a mound Monday.
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Gerrit Cole
Yankees expected to engage
PHouston Astros
October 25, 2019
The Yankees are "expected to engage" on Cole in free agency this offseason, Andy Martino of SNY reports.
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Gerrit Cole
White Sox likely out of sweepstakes
PHouston Astros
October 15, 2019
The White Sox aren't expected to aggressively pursue Cole in free agency, Scott Merkin of MLB.com suggests.
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Gerrit Cole
Still major target for Angels
PHouston Astros
October 14, 2019
The Angels are expected to be in the free-agent market to sign Cole after this season, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
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Gerrit Cole
Owner uncertain about reunion
PHouston Astros
October 6, 2019
Owner Jim Crane said the Astros "don't know yet" whether they'll have payroll space to re-sign Cole this offseason, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Brad Peacock
Could join club for ALCS
PHouston Astros
October 6, 2019
Peacock recently threw a simulated game and could be added to the Astros' roster if Houston reaches the ALCS, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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Gerrit Cole
AL East club in running?
PHouston Astros
October 2, 2019
The Blue Jays aren't writing off going after the top free-agent starting pitchers like Cole, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports. "We'll look to add pitching in every possible way," general manager Ross Atkins said. "We need to acquire pitching that we can count on." Atkins adds "It's not good enough to have depth. We need to have guys that can contribute in significant ways."
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Gerrit Cole
AL team probably won't spend big
PHouston Astros
September 30, 2019
The Yankees aren't likely to "break [the] bank" for Cole, Andy Martino of SNY.tv speculates.
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Jose Urquidy
Likely on postseason, 2020 rosters
PHouston Astros
September 24, 2019
Urquidy likely will be on the Astros' roster at some point this postseason and probably will pitch in the rotation in 2020, general manager Jeff Luhnow told Jake Kaplan of The Athletic.
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Bryan Abreu
May earn postseason roster spot
PHouston Astros
September 22, 2019
Abreu may get consideration for a spot on the Astros' playoff roster, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Colton Shaver
Will work behind plate in AFL
3BHouston Astros  AA
September 16, 2019
Shaver will work as a catcher in the 2019 Arizona Fall League, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Myles Straw
MLB recall delayed
SSHouston Astros
September 2, 2019
Straw can't rejoin the major-league roster until Thursday because he was last optioned to Triple-A on Aug. 27, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
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Garrett Stubbs
Set for callup
CHouston Astros  AAA
September 2, 2019
The Astros plans to activate Stubbs before Monday's game, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Kyle Tucker
Joining big-league club soon
OFHouston Astros
September 1, 2019
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Tucker is expected to be one of the callups who'll join the team Monday in Milwaukee, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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Brandon Bielak
September callup candidate?
PHouston Astros  AAA
August 30, 2019
Bielak, who has a 24.4 percent strikeout rate at Triple-A Round Rock this season, could get a look with the Astros in September.
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