The Los Angeles Angels' Tyler Skaggs and the Houston Astros' Collin McHugh are the scheduled starters for Saturday's game, but more notable is who won't be there. The Angels made it official Friday when they shut down Albert Pujols for the rest of the season. Many criticized the Angels for signing Pujols to a 10-year contract prior to the 2012 season, knowing Pujols would be 41 by the end of the contract.
Astros' Altuve seeks second AL batting title (Sep 30, 2016) | FOX Sports ANAHEIM, Calif. --While the Los Angeles Angels have long since been eliminated from playoff contention, the Houston Astros visit Anaheim on Friday with the sting of elimination still fresh. Slow Start & Flawed Season Doom Astros " CBS Houston A slow start and a flawed season will keep the Astros from repeating a trip to the post-season barring a miracle. Astros honor retiring broadcaster Bill Brown in team meeting - Houston Chronicle In his 30 years as the Astros television play-by-play broadcaster, Bill Brown had never been privy to a team meeting. So unassuming is Bill Brown that, given his druthers, viewers would have
SEATTLE - Jed Lowrie didn’t just have foot surgery in the past month - he also had surgery for a deviated septum, a condition he hadn’t realized he had until recently, believing he just had sinus trouble. “I didn’t think anything of it, and then I saw an ear, nose and throat specialist and it turns out it wasn’t just a deviated septum, there were also two bone spurs,” Lowrie told The Chronicle by phone from his home in Houston. Last week, he had surgery in Houston to correct the problem and he finally should be able to get a good night’s rest for the first time in years - well, except for the fact that he and his wife, Milessa, are expecting their second child next week. Lowrie is keeping track of the A’s and he knows that there are many new players up since he went on the DL on Aug. 5, and if the team decides to go all young next season, the 32-year-old, who is signed through 2017 with a club option for 2018, might be on the trading block. Susan Slusser is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer.