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Houston Astros: Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Houston, Texas, United States
The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. The Astros compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West division, having moved to the division in 2013 after spending their first 51 seasons in the National League (NL).


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Cy Young winner Justin Verlander was already dealing with another injury, but underwent a procedure that will keep him sidelined six weeks.
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Cubs slugger Kris Bryant sat down with USA TODAY Sports' Bob Nightengale to talk about free agency, trade rumors, new rules and much more.
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Calling on Astros to show remorse for cheating scandal, Alex Rodriguez says he 'deserved' 2014 suspension

Discussing controversy surrounding the Houston Astros' cheating scandal, Alex Rodriguez says he "deserved" his season-long MLB suspension in 2014.
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Astros players are getting hit, but everyone needs to chill: There's no cause for concern (yet)

Even the slightest bit of critical thinking quickly puts a damper on the theory that Houston Astros batters are being targeted right now.
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Whistleblower Mike Fiers says he's received death threats since exposing Astros' sign-stealing scheme

Astros whistleblower Mike Fiers said Thursday he has received death threats since he exposed Houston's 2017 electronic sign-stealing scheme.
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David Ortiz calls ex-Astros pitcher Mike Fiers a 'snitch' for going public about sign-stealing

Legendary Red Sox slugger David Oritz takes issue with ex-Astros pitcher winning a World Series and waiting two years to expose sign-stealing scandal.
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Little Leagues from California to Pennsylvania ban 'Astros' nickname after cheating scandal

The Astros won't have their 2017 World Series title taken away. Their name, on the other hand, won't be sticking around in some Little Leagues.
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Astros scandal whistleblower Mike Fiers says he does not need extra protection in 2020

Mike Fiers may be on some players' bad sides, prompting commissioner Rob Manfred to say MLB will offer the Oakland A's righty protection in 2020.
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'People need to speak their truth': Even with Gerrit Cole in the room, Yankees players continue to rip Astros

The Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS in 2017 and 2019, and New York's players continue to vent their frustrations about the scandal that has rocked baseball.
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Giancarlo Stanton believes Astros were cheating in 2018-19: 'Only sorry because you got caught'

Giancarlo Stanton is the latest star to lash out at the Astros. He, like others, believes their 2017 World Series title should be vacated.
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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred apologizes for 'disrespectful' comment about World Series trophy

Rob Manfred apologized for referring to the Commissioner's Trophy as 'a piece of metal' and discussed the MLBPA's role in the Astros investigation.
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Dodgers Can Move Past Astros Scandal

Clayton Kershaw is pleased practically everybody in the sport seized the opportunity to tee off on the Astros and Commissioner Rob Manfred's handling of the scandal. (Feb. 18)  
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Cheated out of an MVP and a pennant, Aaron Judge sounds off on Astros: 'Sick to my stomach'

Aaron Judge finished runner up to Jose Altuve in 2017 AL MVP voting and the Yankees lost to the Astros in the ALCS that year.
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Angels' Trout rips Astros for cheating

Mike Trout thinks the Houston Astros should pay more dearly for their cheating ways. The Los Angeles Angels' three-time AL MVP questioned the discipline handed out by Major League Baseball after he..
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Trevor Bauer rips Astros for sign-stealing scheme: 'They are hypocrites, they are cheaters'

Outspoken Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer went on an 8-minute, 10-second diatribe about the Astros on Friday when asked about their sign-stealing scandal.
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Nationals Address Astros Cheating

Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg talks about the Astros' cheating scandal overshadowing his team's World Series victory over Houston. (Feb. 14)  
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'We win, we shut everybody up': After scandal, Astros seek absolution that may never come

The Houston Astros know they may never be forgiven for MLB cheating scandal. But if they can win now, they can quiet the naysayers.
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Astros Discuss Sign-Stealing Scandal

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander talks about how the team's sign-stealing scandal could affect it in 2020. (Feb. 13)  
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'I don't think I should be held accountable': Houston Astros' systemic issues persist from the top down

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane continues to emphasize that he played no role in the cheating scandal
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On day of reckoning, Houston Astros apologize to everybody – and nobody – at the same time

The Astros' apology tour kicked into high gear Wednesday, but it's unclear on who Houston players are even apologizing to.
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Houston Astros categorically deny they used buzzers to steal signs: 'That's a lie'

The Houston Astros owner and shortstop Carlos Correa were adamant the team has never worn buzzers to signal which pitches were coming.
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Astros stars Alex Bregman, Jose Altuve apologize for sign-stealing scandal: 'Sorry about the choices made'

Owner Jim Crane and the Houston Astros addressed the 2017 sign stealing scandal on the first day of spring training.
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Coronavirus, Harvey Weinstein case, Astros cheating scandal: 5 things to know Thursday

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Revisiting Carlos Beltran, Astros' sign-stealing scheme as more details emerge

The Athletic reported additional details surrounding Carolos Beltran and Astros' sign-stealing, making it clear the Mets made right move to part ways.
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Ex-Astros player Marwin Gonzalez 'remorseful' on cheating scandal: 'I wish we could take it back'

A member of Houston's World Series-winning team in 2017, Gonzalez – now with the Twins – apologized for his participation.
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Pitcher Mike Bolsinger says cheating Astros changed course of his career

Mike Bolsinger faced eight batters and got one out vs. the Astros in 2017. He hasn't pitched in the majors since. On Monday, he sued the team.
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New Hampshire Democratic debate, coronavirus outbreak, Astros cheating scandal: 5 things to know Friday

Democratic presidential hopefuls get back to the debate stage, former Astros manager A.J. Hinch addresses the cheating scandal and more things to start your Friday.
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Hank Aaron says perpetrators in Astros sign-stealing scheme 'should be out of baseball'

The Houston Astros' electronic sign-stealing scheme should carry a lifetime ban for those involved, Hank Aaron said Thursday.
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Pete Rose asks for reinstatement after no Astros players were punished in sign-stealing scandal

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred opted not to punish any players involved in the Houston Astros cheating scandal, prompting Rose to write the letter.
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Dusty Baker named Houston Astros manager: Veteran skipper takes over in wake of club's cheating scandal

The Astros, who fired manager A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for their roles in the scandal, also are expected to have a shake-up of their coaching staff.
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Lawsuit from fan alleges MLB teams engaged in corruption in sign-stealing scandal

Major League Baseball (MLB) teams secretly distorted player statistics and deprived fans of an "honest fantasy baseball competition," a lawsuit filed by a fan alleges in the fallout to a sign-stealing..
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MLB agent Scott Boras says Astros players don't have to apologize: 'A false incrimination'

High-powered MLB agent Scott Boras, who represents Jose Altuve, said players shouldn't have to apologize for the electronic sign-stealing scandal.
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Kansas City Royals' Whit Merrifield on missing 2018 All-Star Game: 'Jose Altuve took my spot'

Add Whit Merrifield to the list of MLB players upset with the Houston Astros for their electronic sign stealing operation.
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Astros owner Jim Crane says players will apologize for electronic sign-stealing scandal

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane told reporters Tuesday he expects the team to address and apologize for their roles in the sign stealing scandal.
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Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez rips Mike Fiers for outing Astros in sign-stealing scandal after he left team

Pedro Martinez said Mike Fiers should have revealed Astros' cheating when he was with Houston, calls him "bad teammate" for sharing after he left.
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Chris Archer, Marcus Stroman rip Astros over sign-stealing scandal: 'It was all a facade'

MLB pitchers continue to weigh in on the Houston Astros' cheating scandal that has rocked the baseball world.
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Astros' Jose Altuve on Jeff Luhnow, AJ Hinch losing their jobs: 'I feel bad for them'

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve calls allegation players wore buzzer "ridiculous" and says, "We're going to be in the World Series again."
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Former MLB players, coaches have mixed feeling toward Mike Fiers, the whistleblower on the Astros cheating scandal

The Astros' cheating scandal was inevitable, but former players and coaches say what whistleblower Mike Fiers did was unforgivable.
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Trevor Bauer adds fuel to rumor that Astros players wore buzzers under uniforms

Reds pitcher says he's heard rumors "from multiple parties" that Astros hitters had pitch-signaling devices under their jerseys.
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Carlos Beltran out as New York Mets manager in wake of Astros cheating scandal

The Carlos Beltran era is over before it even began for the New York Mets.
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Injured parties, defiant execs and a tainted title: Houston Astros' sign-stealing scandal checks all the boxes

Houston's 2017 World Series title will forever have an asterisk and the stigma brought on by the cheating scandal isn't going anywhere.
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Red Sox, manager Alex Cora 'part ways' after revelations of Cora's role in Houston Astros cheating scandal

As the Houston Astros' bench coach in 2017, Alex Cora helped concoct sign-stealing system. Red Sox agreed to part ways with their manager on Tuesday.
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Pete Rose supports MLB's decision on Astros cheating scandal, but wonders if players should be punished

Baseball's all-time hit leader is banned for gambling on the game, but concedes there is no correlation between his mistake and the Astros' scandal
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MLB punishes Astros. Could the Red Sox be next?

Associated Press baseball writer Ron Blum breaks down the signal-stealing scandal rocking Major League Baseball. (Jan. 14)  
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MLB lets one group slide when doling out punishment to Astros: the actual players

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred dished severe punishment to the Houston Astros for their sign-stealing scheme, but one group got off free: the players.
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As Astros empire collapses, players, executives must ponder one question: Was it worth it?

Houston's World Series title and run of playoff appearances is suddenly tainted by the cheating scandal. Was the success worth it in the end?
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Astros fire GM, manager over sign stealing scandal

Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team's use of electronics for sign-stealing during the 2017 and..
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Astros cheating scandal: What we know ... and what remains unknown

Here's why the Houston Astros were punished so harshly for stealing signs and some questions still left unanswered.
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Former Houston Astros assistant GM Brandon Taubman suspended for explicit tirade toward reporters

Former Astros assistant GM Brandon Tabuman banned from working in baseball after clubhouse confrontation with female reporters.
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Astros owner Jim Crane fires manager A.J. Hinch, GM Jeff Luhnow after MLB suspensions in cheating scandal

An hour after MLB issued year long-suspensions to the Astros' manager and GM, team owner Jim Crane announced that both were fired.
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