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107-55, 1st in AL West

Matt Marrone ESPN.com 

New Phillies skipper Joe Girardi managed the Yankees in 2017, when the Bombers lost to the Astros in the ALCS. What did he think when he heard Houston is being investigated for illegally stealing signs that season? "I wasn't shocked," Girardi said. "We had put in a lot of things to try to combat certain things. You know, word gets around." Still, he added: "I thought we did a pretty good job of combating it. I don't know how great of a job we did, but I thought we did a pretty great job."

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Astros trade OF Marinsick to Mets for 2 prospects

Jake Marisnick, an outfield defensive replacement who hit .233 with 10 home runs and 34 RBIs for the Astros last season, has been traded to the Mets for prospects Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Jake Marisnick is headed to the Mets, sources confirm to ESPN. Two prospects will head back to the Astros. Neither is considered big name. @Ken_Rosenthal had Marisnick going to New York.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

The Twins announced plans Wed. to increase the length & height of Target Field's safety netting, becoming the 14th team to install or commit to extensions since a toddler's 5/29 head injury on a foul liner in Houston. They join the Astros, Braves, Brewers, Chisox, D-backs, Dodgers, Jays, Nats, O's, Phils, Pirates, Rangers & Royals.


BBTN: Where Will The Top Free Agents Land?

With the MLB Hot Stove already cookin', Buster and Bob Nightengale discuss possible landing spots for the biggest names left in free agency. Plus, a special offseason "Hembo Knows" (22:13) and some Bleacher Tweets with a Texas twist (33:21).

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Reports: Yanks set meetings with Cole, Strasburg

Yankees officials were set to meet with top free-agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in California on Tuesday, and are expected to meet with Stephen Strasburg on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

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Biagini agrees to deal with Astros, who cut Sanchez

Reliever Joe Biagini agreed Monday to a $1 million, one-year deal with the AL champion Houston Astros, who declined to offer a contract to starter Aaron Sanchez and allowed the former All-Star to become a free agent.

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Astros begin catching overhaul, sign Garneau

With Robinson Chirinos and Martín Maldonado off to free agency, the Houston Astros began an offseason catching rebuild, signing Dustin Garneau as a backup.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
18dJeff Passan

Sources: MLB querying players on Astros' actions

Major League Baseball officials investigating whether the Astros have cheated the past three seasons by electronically stealing signs have been speaking with players associated with the team about alleged techniques, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

William Weinbaum ESPN 

52% of respondents to a Seton Hall Sports Poll this week said the Astros should be stripped of their 2017 world title if found guilty of electronic sign-stealing that year — 35% disagreed & 14% said they don't know or have no opinion. As to whether other MLB teams engage in such stealing, 69% of the people polled said they think so & 13% disagreed.

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MLB widens Astros investigation to last 3 seasons

Commissioner Rob Manfred said the MLB will investigate the Astros for alleged sign stealing "as thoroughly as humanly possible," and the investigation will encompass 2017 through 2019.

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Astros owner won't comment on cheating inquiry

Astros owner Jim Crane, when asked to comment on MLB's investigation into sign stealing, said he'd only talk about baseball and declined comment on the probe.


ESPN Daily: MLB Wrangles With The Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal

Major League Baseball has promised a thorough investigation into the Astros' stealing of pitching signs during their 2017 championship run, using a live video feed and...trash cans. At the owners meetings, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said there is no reason to expand the case to other teams at this time. But the scandal has raised big questions, and could change the game itself. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan explores tough decisions for the league going forward.

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21dJeff Passan

Manfred hints at severe penalties if Astros guilty

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said penalties for sign-stealing could be "broader" than just a fine and the docking of draft picks, and that he wants the investigation to be done "before we start playing baseball again."

Passan: Sign-stealing investigation still has a lot to unpack (1:04)

BBTN: Tim Kurkjian And Mark Teixeira On How The MLB Should Punish The Houston Astros

Just weeks after losing the World Series, the Astros find themselves in trouble again. Mark Teixeira tells Buster how he thinks Rob Manfred should handle the situation and if he was surprised when this story first surfaced last week (28:10). But before that, Tim Kurkjian and Buster talk about Derek Jeter and if his career warrants a unanimous Hall of Fame selection (5:53). Plus, will this be the year that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens get in?

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2741st
On Base Percentage.3521st
Slugging Percentage.4951st
Earned Run Average3.663rd
Quality Starts891st