Tag: Astros


Astros sign Ryan Pressly to record-setting extension

On March 20, the Houston Astros announced a contract extension with reliever Ryan Pressly, a two-year, $17.5 million contract extension with a vesting club option for a third season. The extension is the largest in both total money and average annual value for a reliever who is not a closer. Acquired mid-season in a trade from the Minnesota Twins last

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Astros Tony Kemp launches #HugsForHomers T-shirts for charity

Outfielder Tony Kemp brought more than a keen batting eye, baserunning speed and highlight defensive plays when he was promoted from Triple-A in May. He brought a tradition of hugging his teammates after a home run and it has taken off in Houston. It originated with Evan Gattis, who started hitting home runs after Kemp’s promotion, and Kemp would jump

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