Category Archives: Houston Astros

Houston Astros Sign Outfielder Colby Rasmus

The Astros and free agent outfielder Colby Rasmus have agreed on a one-year, $8 million deal for the 2015 season. The signing comes just one day after Houston traded center fielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for … Continue reading

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Cubs to Acquire Dexter Fowler from Astros

The Cubs are acquiring outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. In exchange for Fowler, the Astros will receive Luis Valbuena and Dan Straily. Fowler, 28, posted a very typical .276/.375/.399 batting line with eight home runs, 21 doubles, and … Continue reading

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MLB Arbitration Rundown

If you were anywhere near Twitter yesterday, your feed was probably inundated with arbitration updates. That’s because Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures; each submitting what they think the individual player is worth … Continue reading

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Braves Trade Evan Gattis to Astros for Three Prospects

Houston…we have a (another) slugger. The Braves continued their rebuild on Wednesday and the Astros added more power to their already potent lineup in the form of slugger Evan Gattis. In exchange for Gattis, the Braves will receive three minor … Continue reading

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Atlanta Braves Sign Veteran Southpaw Wandy Rodriguez

Veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez has signed a minor-league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Rodriguez, 36, is coming off of two disappointing seasons in Pittsburgh that saw him make just 18 starts over the past two seasons as he was hampered … Continue reading

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CSC Hot Stove Catch-Up

We here at Cheap Seat Chronicles got a little bit bogged down after the Winter Meetings and fell way behind with our coverage of this offseason’s transactions. In an attempt to remedy that, we’ve gone the hotlink route and put … Continue reading

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Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles Set for Reunion

Miguel Tejada is headed back to Baltimore. The six-time All-Star has agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles. The deal, which is currently pending a physical, was confirmed by Tejada during a phone interview with the Associated Press on … Continue reading

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