For as much as Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. have alleviated concerns about the top of the rotation, the rest of the Astros' starters have called into question the team's depth.
Astros ace Dallas Keuchel was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck.
A day after they lost their ace for at least one start, the Astros disclosed they will also be without their primary catcher for at least this week.
After saving the Astros' bullpen with four innings of relief in Sunday's loss to the Indians, lefthander Ashur Tolliver was optioned back to Class AAA so the team could bring in a fresh arm Monday.
Brad Peacock hasn't appeared as a starting pitcher since Spring Training, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch told Peacock then that he'd be the replacement if a starter went down with an injury. Peacock's chance will come Monday.
It began with the best team in baseball back in town and 104,620 fans showing up to watch it all.
Sipp solid in sub; Giles, Devenski, Peacock, Harris also stellar
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The fact that Terry Collins considered intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded over the weekend -- a tactic reserved only for peak-level Barry Bonds and Josh Hamilton -- just gives us occasion to point out the very ridiculous reality that right now Trout is a better hitter than he has ever been before.
These days, we’re blessed with a number of amazing young shortstops. Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager, for example, are already among baseball’s top players. Manny Machado is a shortstop who just accidentally plays third base. All of them are younger than 25.
Surprise contenders D-backs, Brewers meet for 4-game series in Milwaukee
Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to show 20 games live this season in an agreement that expands the social media network further into the world of live programming.
The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman.