NEW YORK (AP) A minor league player in the Houston Astros' organization was suspended 50 games Wednesday after a second violation for a drug of abuse.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Lance Berkman chose the Texas Rangers this time, and is returning to his home state to be their designated hitter in likely the last stop of his career.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros signed veteran right-handed reliever Jose Veras to a one-year contract Friday.
HOUSTON (AP) The Astros have traded minor league left-hander Rob Rasmussen to the Los Angeles for right-hander John Ely.
TORONTO (AP) The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed right-hander Mickey Storey off waivers from the Houston Astros.