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2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Farm Report, April 22nd

www.chicagonow.com It didn’t take long for George Springer to graduate on to the rookie report. Houston’s consensus top three prospect was called up essentially as soon as the Astros had guaranteed themselves another year of control over him. In a nutshell, it’s good for all sides. Springer gets to play in the show. The Astros give their fans some excitement. And fantasy players...
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Astros disable P Scott Feldman with tendinits

The Houston Astros debated about placing starting pitcher Scott Feldman onto the 15-day disabled list, and on Monday, they decided to do so. The Astros made the announcement late Monday afternoon. Right-hander Collin McHugh will come up from Triple-A to replace Feldman in the rotation. McHugh will pitch Tuesday.The Astros have placed RHP Scott Feldman on the 15-day DL with bicep...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive: DeShields on taking a 90-mph fastball to the face

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It’s Fenway And That Ain’t So Bad

I’m not a Red Sox fan, much less a Yankees fan.  Hell, until my Astros finally found their way into the Series, I never even gave a flying weasel about the American League.  However, I am fascinated by historic ballparks.  If the Yankees came to my home bearing free beer, I would call the cops.  But I pined for a chance to go to the House that Ruth Built.  Their new palace...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UPDATE: Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffers fractured cheekbone after HBP

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. was taken to hospital on Friday night after being hit in the head by a pitch, reports Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The incident happened while DeShields was playing for Double-A Corpus Christi in Frisco.UPDATE 5:00 04/20: According to McTaggart, DeShields has suffered a fractured cheekbone and is expected to miss at least several weeks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Cesar Izturis sitting on minor league offers

Infielder Cesar Izturis is still a free agent and has multiple minor league offers but he's still waiting in hopes of a major league deal, according to MLB Daily Dish's Chris Cotillo.FA Cesar Izturis has received a few AAA offers, but is looking for a major league opportunity.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 18, 2014 The 34-year-old hit .269 in 13 games on seven...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr Loses Face Off With Fastball

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be hit in the face with a 90 mph fastball? Well, Houston Astros farm-hand Delino DeShields Jr. found our first hand, the outfielder was struck in the face with a heater during the 7th inning of a recent Double “A” game. The 21-year old managed to walk off the field under his own power but as you can see from the photos, he is lucky...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros prospect DeShields Jr. takes 90 mph fastball to the face

How does a batter look after he takes a 90 mph fastball to the face? Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has the answer, and it isn't pretty. DeShields managed to walk off the field under his own power after getting hit Friday night while playing for the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in Frisco, TX against the RoughRiders. He is expected to be out several weeks with a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

A's Lowrie irks Astros during blowout

Even though the Astros were caught in a 11-3 blowout loss at the hands of the Athletics  in Oakland on Friday night, Houston was able to at least make things interesting after manager Bo Porter got in a heated confrontation with A's shortstop Jed Lowrie. Lowrie, who played for the Astros in 2012, before Porter was the manager, tried to lay down a bunt in his second at-bat of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Delino DeShields Jr. shows off swollen face after taking 90 MPH pitch

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. has some serious face damage after taking a 90 MPH pitch to his face. He isn’t shy to show it off to the public either! Those of you that would like to know exactly what the injury was, should read the following tweet. DeShields has a fracture of his cheekbone, which is not displaced. “Gonna be a very uncomfortable road back,” manager...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Prospect Shows off Battle Wound from Getting Hit in Face with 90-mph Fastball

Baseballs are not soft and pitchers, well they throw the ball really hard. Getting hit by a pitch is one of the most painful things in sports, especially in the cold. Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. took a 90-mile-per-hour to the face in a Double-A game last night and his face isn’t looking too pretty right now. Shoutout to my brother for taking a 90mph fastball to...
Via Standing O Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros Prospect Takes Fastball To Face, Swells Up Like Balloon (Photo)

Houston Astros prospect Delino DeShields Jr. suffered a serious blow to the face on Friday. The center fielder for the Double-A Corpus Christi team was hit by a fastball on the right side of his face during an evening game in Frisco, Texas, MLB.com reported. Although DeShields was able to walk off the field on his own, he was still taken to the hospital to be treated. A friend later...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hilarious Blooper At Houston Astros Game

The Houston Astros need some help in the quality control department.  They recalled super prospect George Springer but the scoreboard programmer missed the memo on the proper spelling of his name. I GIVE YOU ONE JOB!!!! Even better, they showed pictures people were tweeting during tonight’s game and showed the typo photo. HILARIOUS. pic.twitter.com/IgCp0lxEeb — Jill Reese (...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Astros Top 10 Prospects

The Houston Astros have the best farm system in baseball, which makes sense given the team’s draft position in recent years. Over half of the players on the list are former 1st round draft picks. Correa, Springer, and Appel profile as All-Stars. The rest of the players on this list have high ceilings and could become good to great Major League players. DeShields and Singleton have...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros promoting top prospect

Outfielder George Springer is one of the top prospects in baseball and on Tuesday night news broke that the Houston Astros are finally set to bring him up to the big leagues in time for Wednesday’s game. Springer earned a promotion after going 3-for-4 Tuesday night with a grand slam. He opened this season at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and has hit .353 with three home runs, nine RBIs...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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