Sat, 24 May 2014 11:13:17 -0700
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and pro scouting director Kevin Goldstein are visiting Japan to interview five candidates for a scouting job based in the country, as well as to increase the organization's profile in Japan. They are expected to meet with several representatives from Nippon Professional Baseball clubs to discuss and explore different relationships the Astros could have with the teams, which could include - but not necessarily be limited to - information sharing.
Tue, 13 May 2014 00:34:44 -0700
The Baltimore Orioles discussed trade talks with the Houston Astros about possibly bringing in a backup catcher, but the talks did not progress further. Orioles vice-president Dan Duquette and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow are gauging to see if there is a potential match.
Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:18:27 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said SP Scott Feldman is the only pitcher who has a spot in the starting rotation currently locked up. However, he hinted that SPs Jarred Cosart, Brett Oberholtzer and Brad Peacock had a leg up in the competition for the remaining four spots.
Sat, 25 Jan 2014 12:56:05 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said the organization is about a year ahead of schedule in terms of where it wanted its farm system at this point.
Thu, 19 Sep 2013 00:47:36 -0700
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow is looking at bullpen help and a possible bat for the outfield in 2014, saying the team will spend some money on outside resources after a wholescale gutting of its payroll in recent years. "We're going to make some investments in bringing in some players from outside the organization," Luhnow said, "with the goal in mind to help us be more competitive, to shore up the bullpen, maybe add another bat to the lineup."
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:51:26 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said SP Erik Bedard should have a spot in the Houston Astros rotation this year behind right-handed P Bud Norris, P Lucas Harrell and P Jordan Lyles. "When you have a lot of right-handers in the mix and to have a left-hander with his type of Major League experience and success and track record, it can only help us," Luhnow said. "He's got a strong chance to be in our rotation all year long, and we're hoping that's the Erik Bedard that's had tremendous success already in his big league career."
Sun, 08 Jan 2012 19:40:42 -0800
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has made it clear that he will not build the team through trades for big-name players or free agency.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 23:33:09 -0800
Although new Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow would like to see where C Jason Castro and C Humberto Quintero are with their progress come spring training, Luhnow admitted he will look through catchers recently non-tendered by other clubs. "We're doing our due diligence on all the non-tenders to try and figure out if there's a fit," Luhnow said. "I'm not sure we're going to be in a position where we can give any guarantees. But the later you go prior to spring training, if guys want an opportunity to come compete for a role – that guaranteed – that's something we're going to be looking at."
Wed, 07 Dec 2011 22:16:48 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals vice president of scouting and player development Jeff Luhnow has been hired as the next general manager of the Houston Astros.