Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:27:40 -0800
Harvey Rice, of the Houston Chronicle, reports free-agent SP Brandon Backe (Astros) and three others will be tried on charges of interfering with a police officer in connection with a wedding celebration stormed by 30 officers last year.
Fri, 10 Jul 2009 08:16:54 -0700
The Houston Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz reports free-agent SP Brandon Backe (shoulder) has a partial thickness tear in his right rotator cuff and might have surgery after he gets a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Soon after he was released, he informed the Houston Astros he couldn't move his arm above the shoulder. The Astros then had Backe checked by team physician Dr. Dave Lintner, who diagnosed the tear. The Astros, who will pick up the medical costs, have been informed Dr. Andrews already has scheduled surgery, which is likely.
Thu, 09 Jul 2009 14:08:02 -0700
MLB.com's Alyson Footer posted on her Twitter page that free-agent SP Brandon Backe (shoulder) was examined by a team doctor and was diagnosed with a partial tear in his rotator cuff. The Houston Astros will pay for his surgery.
Tue, 30 Jun 2009 07:53:53 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Houston Astros released SP Brandon Backe. The team is on the hook for the rest of his $1.55 million salary.
Sat, 27 Jun 2009 13:30:51 -0700
The Houston Astros have designated RP Brandon Backe for assignment, according to The Associated Press.
Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:58:07 -0700
Zachary Levine, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Astros SP Brandon Backe will be held out of the games Thursday, June 25, and Friday, June 26, in case he is needed to start the game Saturday, June 27.
Thu, 18 Jun 2009 23:58:36 -0700
The Houston Chronicle reports Houston Astros SP Brandon Backe (finger), who was making his first start of the season, gave up three runs on four hits and two home runs with one walk Thursday, June 18, before exiting after four innings with a blister on his index finger.
Wed, 17 Jun 2009 09:31:20 -0700
The Houston Chronicle's Jose De Jesus Ortiz reports Houston Astros P Brandon Backe will take SP Mike Hampton's (groin) spot in the rotation. He'll start Thursday, June 18.
Sun, 31 May 2009 13:04:04 -0700
Houston Astros SP Brandon Backe allowed two runs on three hits over one inning of relief Saturday, May 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to The Associated Press. He walked none and struck out one. It was Backe's first game since being activated from the disabled list, and his first relief appearance since 2005.
Wed, 27 May 2009 19:38:36 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Houston Astros activated SP Brandon Backe (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 27.