The Houston Astros released the following statement regarding today's vote by the Board of County Commissioners for Palm Beach County to approve a request for funding to help finance a Spring Training baseball facility for the Astros and Washington Nationals.
The Houston Astros have announced four new additions to their 2015 Major League coaching staff by naming Trey Hillman as bench coach, Dave Hudgens as hitting coach, Gary Pettis as third base coach and outfield/baserunning instructor, and Rich Dauer as first base coach and infield instructor.
New Astros Manager A.J. Hinch will be inducted into the Stanford University Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday, during which he and seven other inductees will be honored in a private ceremony. Additionally, Hinch and the other inductees will be introduced tonight at Stanford Stadium during halftime of the Cardinal's football game against Washington State (8 p.m. CT).
Popular Astros mascot Orbit has been selected by Major League Baseball to join the All-Star team taking part in the 2014 Japan All-Star Series in November. He was the only mascot selected for the trip.