CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have claimed first baseman A.J. Reed off waivers from the Houston Astros and have assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. | The Nationals will begin their spring training schedule on Friday at 1:05 p.m. in West Palm Beach against the Houston Astros, who share the Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches with Washington.
But don't expect a lot of regulars for the World Series champion Astros, according to the lineup posted outside of the Houston clubhouse Thursday. Houston will be the home team Friday against the Nationals, who will start lefty Tommy Milone.
Reed kicks game-winning field goal as Duke beats Notre Dame
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Duke coach David Cutcliffe need not have worried about AJ Reed's confidence.
After the freshman missed his first three college field goal attempts, Cutcliffe talked this week about being concerned about Reed's body language after his miss against Northwestern last week. He opted against trying for a field goal with the score tied at 28 early in the fourth quarter, explaining afterward he didn't think a field goal would be enough.
Archer strikes out 10, Rays hit 3 HRs in 10-4 win vs Astros
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Archer struck out 10 in seven innings, Corey Dickerson hit a three-run homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Houston Astros 10-4 on Sunday.
Matt Duffy and Nick Franklin also went deep for the last-place Rays, who have homered in 21 of their last 24 games.
Houston, in the hunt for an AL wild card, had won three straight.
Fister, Hernandez lead Astros to 3-1 win over Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Houston Astros got a glimpse of their future while veteran Doug Fister helped keep them in the pennant race in the present.
Fister pitched seven scoreless innings, Teoscar Hernandez hit a two-run homer and the Houston Astros beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Monday night.
As Alex Bregman hones versatility, demotion of A.J. Reed opens roster spot
ROUND ROCK - Once his batting practice group finished hitting on Thursday afternoon, Alex Bregman retreated to the visitors' dugout at Dell Diamond and snagged his black Marucci glove. Another day at his newest position beckoned.
Bregman jogged down the third-base line, past the bag and into left field. He was met there by Leon Roberts, the Astros' minor league roving outfield instructor, who for the next half hour worked with the 22-year-old infielder as baseballs were...