STAFF BLOG JAMESTOWN SPORTS Erstad off disabled list, in lineup Friday night
Darin Erstad is back with the Houston Astros.The Jamestown native was activated off the 15-day disabled list on Friday in time for the opening game of the Astros’ three-game series with the Milw... Posted on 8/7/09 at 12:34 PM
The Philadelphia Phillies landed the best bat on the market Friday night, acquiring Houston’s All-Star right fielder Hunter Pence for four prospects.
Although there had been talk earlier that the teams could expand the trade to include a third club, multiple sources said that by late Friday, only two-team scenarios were on the table.
Ned Yost says he knows how to turn around the Houston Astros.
The former Milwaukee Brewers manager met with the team on Thursday, the third candidate to interview to become Houston’s skipper next season.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Ivan Rodriguez is coming home to the Texas Rangers.
The 14-time All-Star catcher who started his career with the Rangers at age 19 was acquired in a trade Tuesday with the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher Matt Nevarez and two players to be named.
MIAMI (AP) — The Houston Astros are getting a much-needed boost to their lineup.
The team announced Wednesday before its game against the Florida Marlins that first baseman Lance Berkman and reliever LaTroy Hawkins were activated off the disabled list.
Darin Erstad is back with the Houston Astros.
The Jamestown native was activated off the 15-day disabled list on Friday in time for the opening game of the Astros’ three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers.
Darin Erstad could be back with the Houston Astros this week.
The Jamestown native, on the 15-day disabled list since July 19 with a strained left hamstring, is set to begin a rehab assignment.
The Astros’ top pinch-hitter will join Double-A Corpus Christi (Texas) and is expected to play games for the Hooks today and tomorrow. After playing two games with Corpus Christi, he will be re-evaluated.
Erstad is hitting .185 in 73 games with the Astros in his second season with the club. He has 10 runs scored, three doubles, two tripes, one homer and five RBI.
Rich Harden pitched into the eighth inning and Reed Johnson hit a bases-loaded triple Wednesday night to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Houston Astros 6-3.
Aramis Ramirez added a solo home run for the Cubs, who have won five of six.
From All-Stars searching for jobs in February, to the latest round of the steroids saga, its been an interesting offseason across Major League Baseball.
Darin Erstad has watched as players like Manny Ramirez, Bobby Abreu, Adam Dunn, former Angels teammate Garret Anderson and others search for work as spring training gets underway.
By Dave Selvig, The Jamestown Sun
, February 17, 2009
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