The Astros failed to sign the first pick in this year’s draft, high school left-hander Brady Aiken. The MLBPA is working with him and his advisors to explore “all legal options.”
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The slumping Rangers have hit the bottom. In all of baseball. Texas has the worst winning percentage in the big leagues after losing three straight games to the Astros.
Phil Irwin gave up two quick runs in his Texas debut, as the Rangers lost 8-3 to the Astros on Tuesday night. Texas has lost nine of its last 10 games and 17 of the last 20.
Miles Mikolas allowed six straight hits in a six-run second inning, and the Astros snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 12-7 win over the Rangers on Monday night.
The California high school left-hander mesmerized the team holding the No. 1 pick with his impeccable control, and was the first selection in the Major League Baseball draft Thursday night.
While it lacks the endless hype and agonizing debates over who should go No. 1 that mark the weeks leading up to the NFL and NBA drafts, baseball’s version has grown both as a production and in relevance the last few years.
A 22-year-old Houston Astros prospect’s first home run of the season was caught by a familiar fan: his father.
The Rangers got a solid start from starter Nick Tepesch on Wednesday night, but the bullpen couldn’t hold on, as the Astros won 5-4 on a single in the bottom of the 9th inning.
Matt Harrison pitched just 1 2-3 innings in an 8-0 loss to the Houston Astros on Tuesday night before leaving with back stiffness, leaving his status uncertain.
Rangers starter Matt Harrison has left Tuesday night’s game against the Houston Astros in the second inning with back stiffness.
Texas has beat up on Houston over the years, going 39-8 in the series since 2009. The Rangers have won 20 of 23 at Minute Maid Park, including 10 in a row by a 61-27 margin.