Houston Astros

2nd AL West | 53-44
  • Batting Avg
    .245 AVG
  • Runs
    439 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    3.76 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    96 HR
  • Houston Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra
    Washington Post

    Houston Astros sign Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra

    HOUSTON — The Houston Astros have signed Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra. The Astros announce the move Saturday. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed. The 22-year-old Sierra played for Avispas de Santiago from 2012-14 in Cuba’s Serie Nacional. Sierra appeared in 91 games, playing 47 games at second base and 26 games at shortstop. “Anibal is an athletic shortstop who can hit and play multiple positions, and possesses the intelligence, work ethic, and baseball instincts to succeed at the highest levels,” Astros international director Oz Ocampo said. Sierra is 6-foot-1 and 183 pounds. “Anibal stood out to me after my first look in November 2015 in the Dominican Republic,” Astros senior scouting

  • Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Joey Gallo gets passed over again
    CBS Sports

    Fantasy Baseball Prospects Report: Joey Gallo gets passed over again

    With Prince Fielder experiencing some of the same symptoms that preceded his spinal fusion surgery two years ago and Shin-Soo Choo deposed by his own back issue, the Texas Rangers , with their sights on the postseason, are suddenly without two of their best hitters. So why, oh why doesn't Joey Gallo have a job yet? I can understand them wanting to get Jurickson Profar in the lineup. He was once a prospect even more highly regarded than Gallo and hit .352 with an .895 OPS during a 23-game stretch as an everyday player earlier this year. But does he have to be the DH replacement? He, Mitch Moreland and Gallo himself all have big-league experience in the outfield. You mean to tell me every one of