The Houston Astros have placed right-handed pitcher Chad Qualls on the 15-day Disabled List with a pinched nerve in his neck, and have recalled first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple A Fresno, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.
In honor of Houston's newly-elected Hall of Famer, the Astros and Timewise are teaming up to provide fans with a limited-edition Craig Biggio Hall of Fame commemorative cup, available at any Houston-area Timewise location throughout the summer.
The Houston Astros announced today the signing of outfielder Kyle Tucker, who was selected with the fifth-overall selection in the first round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. The official announcement was made by Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow and Astros Director of Amateur Scouting Mike Elias.
The first place Houston Astros, who currently have the most wins in the American League with 34, kick off a five-game homestand this Friday. Throughout the homestand, the Astros are celebrating dads everywhere with Father's Day-themed events, giveaways and special ticket promotions. Additionally, Astros top prospect Carlos Correa will make his Houston debut on Friday.
On Sunday, June 14th, the Astros Foundation will hold its third annual Picnic in the Park fundraising event in the outfield of Minute Maid Park. This popular event, which gives fans the rare opportunity to be on the grass at Minute Maid Park, will feature 2015 Astros players, alumni and members of the Astros front office. All proceeds from the charitable event will benefit the Astros Foundation's cornerstone youth baseball programs in the Greater Houston Area.
The Houston Astros have completed their selections tonight by picking outfielder Daz Cameron and right-handed pitcher Thomas Eshelman in Day 1 of the June 2015 First-Year Player Draft. Cameron was selected with the first pick in the Competitive Balance Round A (#37 overall) and Eshelman was selected in the second round (#46 overall).