The Astros have made their first big trade of the offseason.
Compared to all the changes the Astros made last offseason – new league, new manager, new uniforms and logo – it’s been relatively quiet this offseason.
Once again, Astros legends Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio will be featured on the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. The 2014 ballot will officially be announced on Tuesday.
The Astros moved to protect some of their top prospects from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft on Thursday, putting three minor leaguers on the team’s 40-man roster.