Astros Sign Scott Moore to Minor League Deal


The Astros sign 27-year-old infielder Scott Moore to a minor league deal today. Moore has minimal major league experience, but is a .264/.348/.447 hitter in the minors.

Crane Agrees to Move to American League in 2013 reports Jon Heyman


He also says that Crane will only get around $50 million in compensation for the move. Bob Nightengale says the Astros will recieve $80 million.!/BNightengale/status/136194571100094464 One thing that seems certain is the Astros' move to the AL in 2013.

Astros Signed Infielder Joe Thurston To Minor League Deal


Thurston will be 32 next season and has a .226/.305/.323 line in 384 career plate appearances. He had a .388 OBP with 13 homeruns and 12 stolen bases last year in the minors.

Astros sign Outfielder Brad Snyder to a Minor-League Contract


MLB Rumors reports that Alyson Footer has tweeted that the Astros have signed 29-year-old outfielder Brad Snyder to a minor league contract. Snyder has a grand total of 36 AB in the major leagues despite decent career minor league hitting stats. He will likely compete for a bench spot in the spring or provide AAA depth.

Crane Approval Vote On The Agenda


via Mark Berkman (@MarkBermanFox26) it appears a vote is on the Agenda for the owners meeting this Thursday. It appears Crane and MLB are still negotiating compensation for a move to the AL.

Astros Sign Outfielder Travis Buck


Astros fans, meet your new right fielder. Buck has been around and was a somewhat highly regarded prospect with Oakland but never panned out. Does this qualify as taking a risk like we wanted?

Astros Top 20 Prospects


Our take on what the system looks like at the moment. Wondering what you guys think of Singleton and Villar/our write up...

Astros claim shortstop-utility player Bixler off waivers


The Astros claimed Nationals bench player Brian Bixler off waivers. Bixler plays almost every position on the field, getting the most experience in the outfield and shortstop. The 29 year old Bixler has a strange offensive pattern of good production in the minors but poor batting at the major league level. Reportedly he is a good fielder who runs well. But his sub-.600 OPS last year with the Nats doesn't speak well for his bat. Bixler has been exchanged among ML organizations a number of times. He was released from the Nationals in 2010 to make room for Anderson Hernandez---who is also in the Astros' organization now.