AL West Teams At The Start Of Spring TrainingA team-by-team look at the American League West entering spring training.
Astros Start Workouts With An Unfamiliar Ring - As ChampionsNever in the Astros' previous 55 seasons did they begin spring working toward winning a World Series championship while trying to store the previous season's title in the bat rack.
Rangers Know They Have Challenges In Tougher AL WestThe AL West is home to the World Series champion Houston Astros and now Shohei Ohtani, the pitcher-outfielder from Japan coveted by the Rangers before he signed instead with the Los Angeles Angels.
Series MVP Springer, Astros Reach $24 million, 2-Year DealWorld Series MVP George Springer and the Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to a $24 million, two-year contract.
Former Top Astros Prospect Singleton & Pitcher Deetz Banned For DrugsFormer top Astros prospect Jon Singleton and Houston pitcher Dean Deetz have been suspended for 100 games and 80 games, respectively, after testing positive for banned drugs.
Cole Excited To Join Verlander, Keuchel On Astros StaffWearing a No. 45 uniform, the 27-year-old right-hander Gerrit Cole was introduced at Minute Maid Park.
Keuchel Gets $13.2M Deal From Astros After World TitleKeuchel, the 2015 AL Young Award winner, went 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 125 strikeouts in the regular season and was 2-2 with a 3.58 ERA in five postseason starts. He made $9.2 million.
Abbott Dons Astros Jersey To Pose For Pictures With World Series TrophyThe World Series trophy captured by the Astros has temporarily gone on display at the Texas Capitol, after Gov. Greg Abbott had a chance to pose for pictures with it.
Gov. Abbott Poses For Pictures With Astros World Series TrophyAbbott donned an Astros jersey and posed with the trophy inside the reception area of his office at the state Capitol on Tuesday.
Jose Altuve Named AP Male Athlete Of The YearJose Altuve is The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year.
Reliever Rondon Agrees To 2-Year Deal With AstrosThe 29-year-old right-hander spent the last five years with the Chicago Cubs, where he went 18-13 with a 3.22 ERA and 77 saves.
Watt And Altuve Share SI's Sportsperson Of The Year AwardJ.J. Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief and Jose Altuve led the Houston Astros to their first World Series title, both giving hope to the city as it continues to pick up the pieces from the devastating storm.