2022 Houston Astros
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Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record15–11 (.577)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Jim Crane
General manager(s)James Click
Manager(s)Dusty Baker
Local televisionAT&T SportsNet Southwest
(Todd Kalas, Kevin Eschenfelder, Geoff Blum, Mike Stanton)
Local radioKTRH 740 Weekday Night Games Sportstalk 790
Houston Astros Radio Network
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The 2022 Houston Astros season is the 61st season for the Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise in Houston, Texas, their 58th as the Astros, 10th in both the American League (AL) and AL West division, and 23rd at Minute Maid Park.

On December 2, 2021, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred announced a lockout of players, following expiration of the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). On March 10, 2022, the MLB and MLBPA agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement, thus ending the lockout. Opening Day is scheduled for April 7.[1] Although MLB previously announced that several series would be cancelled due to the lockout, the agreement provides for a 162-game season, with originally canceled games to be made up via doubleheaders.[2]

On April 7, the Astros won on Opening Day for the tenth straight year, which set a modern day record and is now tied with the Boston Beaneaters (1887–1896) for the record for most consecutive Opening Day victories in major league history.

Offseason

Summary of Astros' offseason

The Houston Astros entered the 2022 MLB season as runners-up in the 2021 World Series championship, falling to the Atlanta Braves in six games. It was the Astros' third World Series appearance in five years, including a route to their fifth consecutive American League (AL) Championship Series. They had won the American League West division with 95–67 record, their fourth division championship in five seasons.

On November 3, 2021, seven Astros were declared free agents, including Carlos Correa, Yimi García, Marwin González, Kendall Graveman, Zack Greinke, Brooks Raley, and Justin Verlander.[3]

Pitching coach Brent Strom announced on November 2 that he was leaving the organization and would comtemplate retiring from professional baseball. Heralded as an essential architect of an era of increasingly-dominant Astros pitching,[4] the 73 year-old rejoined the Astros in 2014. Ably blending his experience and teaching with analytics, he coached Dallas Keuchel and Verlander in their Cy Young-winning seasons (2015 and 2019, respectively) and was credited with assisting Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton in elevating their own success.[5] Club owner and chairman Jim Crane announced on November 5 that the Astros re-signed manager Dusty Baker for the 2022 season, to return for a third season with the club. Through the 2021 season, Baker had won 1,987 games in 24 seasons over his managerial career.[6]

Former manager Bill Virdon died at age 90 on November 23, 2021, and was survived by his wife of 70 years, Shirley. He was the Astros' franchise leader in wins by a manager, and guided them to their first playoff berth in 1980, when they fell one victory short of advancing to the World Series. He managed the Astros for eight seasons, from 1975 to 1982, and also led the New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, and Montreal Expos.[7] A former major league outfielder, Virdon hit .404 against the legendary Sandy Koufax, the highest average allowed by the Hall of Famer during his career.[8]

Negotiation of collective bargaining agreement

Lockout

Main article: 2021–22 Major League Baseball lockout

The expiration of the league's collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the Major League Baseball Players Association occurred on December 1, 2021 with no new agreement in place.[9] As a result, the team owners voted unanimously to lockout the players stopping all free agency and trades.[10][11]

The parties came to an agreement on a new CBA on March 10, 2022.[12]

Rule changes

Pursuant to the new CBA, several new rules were instituted for the 2022 season. The National League will adopt the designated hitter full-time, a draft lottery will be implemented, the postseason will expand from ten teams to twelve, and advertising patches will appear on player uniforms and helmets for the first time.[13][14]

Spring Training

Summary

Recovering from a right forearm strain suffered in the 2021 ALDS,[15] starting pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. was still unable to throw in spring training and missed the start of the regular season.[16]

On March 30, the Astros named Framber Valdez their Opening Day starter, scheduled versus the Los Angeles Angels, on April 7, 2022. Justin Verlander, who had previously handled the duties, was technically available. Due to the shortened spring training and his rehabilitation from Tommy John surgery, he was instead scheduled to make his first start of the season on April 9.[17]

The Astros and closer Ryan Pressly agreed to terms on a new contract extension on April 5, worth $30 million guaranteed. A two-year contract, it covered the 2023 and 2024 seasons, with an option for 2025.[18]

Game log

Past Games Legend
Astros Win
(#bfb)
Astros Loss
(#fbb)
Game Postponed/Tied
(#bbb)
2022 Spring Training Game Log: 8–1–5 (Home: 4–1–1; Away: 4–0–4)
March: 7–0–4 (Home: 3–0–1; Away: 4–0–3)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
1 March 18 @ Cardinals 2–4 Cabrera (1–0) France (0–1) Ryan (1) 5,007 0–1 L1
2 March 19 @ Marlins 2–10 López (1–0) Endersby (0–1) 3,173 0–2 L2
3 March 20 Nationals 2–3 Cavalli (1–0) Donato (0–1) 2,792 0–3 L3
4 March 22 @ Mets 0–2 Williams (1–0) Rosscup (0–1) Zastryzny (1) 4,967 0–4 L4
5 March 23 Cardinals 10–3 Verlander (1–0) Wainwright (0–1) 2,649 1–4 W1
6 March 24 @ Nationals 10–8 Abreu (1–0) Doolittle (0–1) Olczak (1) 2,167 2–4 W2
7 March 25 Mets 2–1 Brown (1–0) Megill (0–1) Blanco (1) 3,398 3–4 W3
8 March 27 @ Marlins 4–3 Solomon (1–0) Bleier (0–1) Martinez (1) 3,942 4–4 W4
9 March 28 @ Cardinals 2–1 Valdez (1–0) Wainwright (0–2) Taylor (1) 3,176 5–4 W5
10 March 29 Nationals 3–1 Verlander (2–0) Rainey (0–1) James (1) 1,794 6–4 W6
11 March 30 @ Mets 5–3 (10) Martinez (1–0) Nogosek (0–1) Rosscup (1) 4,149 7–4 W7
April: 1–1–1 (Home: 1–1–0; Away: 0–0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Attendance Record Streak
12 April 1 Marlins 2–1 L. García (1–0) Luzardo (0–1) Conn (1) 1,559 8–4 W8
April 2 Cardinals Cancelled (rain)
13 April 3 @ Nationals 6–9 Harvey (1–0) Montero (0–1) Clippard (1) 2,692 8–5 L1
14 April 4 Mets 3–3 1,963 8–5

Regular season

Summary

April

Opening Weekend series versus Los Angeles Angels
Opening Day starting lineup[19][20]
No.[21] Player Pos. Times[22]
Batters
27 José Altuve 2B 11
23 Michael Brantley LF 4
 2 Alex Bregman 3B 6
44 Yordan Álvarez DH 2
10 Yuli Gurriel 1B 5
30 Kyle Tucker RF 2
 3 Jeremy Peña[a] SS 1
20 Chas McCormick CF 1
15 Martín Maldonado C 3
Starting pitcher
59 Framber Valdez SP 1

On April 7, Astros left-handed pitcher Framber Valdez made his first career Opening Day start, opposite Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani, the reigning American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP). Rookie Jeremy Peña, making his major league debut, replaced at shortstop longtime franchise cornerstone Carlos Correa, who had departed via free agency. Valdez carried a shutout and had retired 15 consecutive batters until he pitched to Mike Trout in the bottom of the seventh inning. He reached on a throwing error by Peña, but Anthony Rendon grounded into a double play to deny the threat. Valdez, relying on his sinker in 50 percent of the pitches, got nine total ground ball outs. He recorded 6+23 scoreless innings pitched, while Ohtani allowed one run over 4+23 innings. Alex Bregman and Yordan Álvarez hit back-to-back home runs versus relief pitcher Ryan Tepera in the eighth inning. The Astros prevailed, 3–1, allowing Valdez to win his first start on Opening Day, and giving the club a record-tying 10th consecutive Opening Day win. The Boston Beaneaters first accomplished the feat from 1887–1896.[23][24]

The Astros won the second game of the season, 13–6, helped by Peña's first major league home run. Batting versus Mike Mayers in the seventh inning, he hit it 423 feet to left field while his parents, Cecilia and former major league second baseman Gerónimo Peña, were interviewed by Heidi Watney on Apple TV+. The home run ignited an eight-run inning. Peña totaled three hits for the day—including his first in the major leagues in the second inning. Right fielder Kyle Tucker homered twice, and José Altuve, Aledmys Díaz and Alex Bregman each homered as well.[25]

Ace Justin Verlander made his first start since July 24, 2020, on April 9 versus Los Angeles. He completed five innings, allowed trhee hits–yielding a home run to Jared Walsh–and struck out seven. Walsh's home privded all the offense in the game as the Angels handed the Astros their first defeat of the season in a 2–0 score.[26]

In the April 10 game versus Los Angeles, starting pitcher José Urquidy debuted for the season with five solid innings that helped Houston hold on to a 2–1 lead. Four relievers hurled one scoreless inning apiece. Over his first four games, Peña collected six hits in 16 at bats.[27] On April 10, 2022, third baseman Alex Bregman was named AL Player of the Week. Over the four games comprising MLB's Opening Weekend, he batted .429 (6-for-14) with two home runs, six RBI and a 1.286 OPS.[28]

Our City Connect uniform links the past and the present, making the old new, with a nod to our city’s great history of space travel.

—Anita Sehgal, Senior vice president of communications and marketing for the Astros

Release of City Connect jerseys. On April 10, the Astros announced the release of their Nike MLB City Connect erseys to debut on April 20, 2022, and to be worn each Monday home game for the rest of the season. The theme of the uniform draws heavily on the city of Houston's connection with NASA, space and space travel. The nickname for the city, "Space City," was featured prominently in NASA-inspired orange worm lettering across the chest on an all-navy blue uniform. The sleeve featured a mission patch with the flag of Texas with the Houston Astros star-H logo superimposed on the star, and one of each of Houston's four area codes adjacent to the flag's corners. The right pant leg featured the unconventional placement of each player's uniform number.[29][30]

April 12–13 at Arizona Diamondbacks. At Chase Field on April 12, José Siri's home run in the fifth inning versus Arizona Diamondbacks starter Madison Bumgarner traveled a Statcast-projected 456 feet onto the left-center-field concourse with an exit velocity of 109.7 mph, his second-hardest hit in 24 big league games. Siri singled versus Mark Melancon into right center field in the ninth inning to spark a ninth-inning rally. Altuve then walked, and Michael Brantley followed with single into left field to score Siri for the game-winning run with a final score of 2–1.[31] Reliever Héctor Neris, a free agent acquisition, struck out two in a perfect eighth inning to earn in his first win in an Astros uniform.[32] The following game, Arizona and Houston combined for to strand 28 baserunners while batting 1-for-19 with runners on base. Houston pitching walked nine Diamondbacks and hit another three. Closer Ryan Pressly, pitching in back-to-back contests for the first time on the season, issued two walks in the tenth before Ketel Marte lifted a sacrifice fly to score Seth Beer for the game-winning run.[33]

April 15–17 at Seattle Mariners. The Astros' pitching staff had entered this game with a major league-leading 1.69 earned run average (ERA), but the Seattle Mariners won 11–1 at T-Mobile Park as the Astros' offense continued to struggle. Starter Jake Odorizzi allowed four earned runs in 4+13 innings, unable to command his fastball consistently nor find the feel for his secondary pitches. The lineup collected five total hits and Altuve and Tucker both were 0-for-4 and a combined 6-for-51 to start the season. Houston had scored five runs in their previous 28 innings.[34]

The Astros placed Álvarez on the injured list on April 15 for "health and safety protocols," although manager Dusty Baker noted that he had not tested positive for COVID-19, but that "he's still feeling under the weather" since missing both games versus Arizona. Joe Perez was recalled from the Corpus Christi Hooks to take Álvarez' place on the roster.[35] On April 16, Verlander shut out the Mariners for eight innings en route to his first win of the season and first since Opening Day, 2020. He struck out eight, walked none, and permitted no runner to advance past first base in a 4–0 score. He also become the 138th pitcher to pass the 3,000 innings pitched threshold. Caatcher Martín Maldonado hit his first home run of the season, scoring Jeremy Peña in the fifth inning.[36] Due to a case of knee inflammation, Ryan Pressley was placed on the 10-day injured list on April 16.[37]

Season standings

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American League West

AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Los Angeles Angels 17 10 0.630 8–5 9–5
Houston Astros 15 11 0.577 6–4 9–7
Seattle Mariners 12 13 0.480 4 7–2 5–11
Texas Rangers 10 14 0.417 4–9 6–5
Oakland Athletics 10 15 0.400 6 4–9 6–6


American League Wild Card

Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 18 7 0.720
Los Angeles Angels 17 10 0.630
Minnesota Twins 15 10 0.600


Wild Card teams
(Top 3 teams qualify for postseason)
W L Pct. GB
Tampa Bay Rays 15 10 0.600
Toronto Blue Jays 16 11 0.593
Houston Astros 15 11 0.577
Cleveland Guardians 12 13 0.480
Seattle Mariners 12 13 0.480
Chicago White Sox 11 13 0.458 3
Texas Rangers 10 14 0.417 4
Oakland Athletics 10 15 0.400
Boston Red Sox 10 16 0.385 5
Baltimore Orioles 9 16 0.360
Detroit Tigers 8 15 0.348
Kansas City Royals 8 15 0.348


Regular Season Game Log

Past Games Legend
Astros Win
(#bfb)
Astros Loss
(#fbb)
Game Postponed
(#bbb)
Bold denotes an Astros pitcher
Future Games Legend
Home Game
Away Game
2022 Game Log: 15–11 (Home: 6–4; Away: 9–7)
April: 11–10 (Home: 2–4; Away: 9–6)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
1 April 7 @ Angels 3–1 Valdez (1–0) Ohtani (0–1) Pressly (1) Angel Stadium 44,723 1–0 W1
2 April 8 @ Angels 13–6 Montero (1–0) Ortega (0–1) Angel Stadium 42,719 2–0 W2
3 April 9 @ Angels 0–2 Syndergaard (1–0) Verlander (0–1) Iglesias (1) Angel Stadium 36,139 2–1 L1
4 April 10 @ Angels 4–1 Urquidy (1–0) Suárez (0–1) Pressly (2) Angel Stadium 41,253 3–1 W1
5 April 12 @ Diamondbacks 2–1 Neris (1–0) Melancon (0–1) Pressly (3) Chase Field 17,674 4–1 W2
6 April 13 @ Diamondbacks 2–3 (10) Pérez (1–1) Pressly (0–1) Chase Field 10,841 4–2 L1
7 April 15 @ Mariners 1–11 Gonzales (1–1) Odorizzi (0–1) T-Mobile Park 45,023 4–3 L2
8 April 16 @ Mariners 4–0 Verlander (1–1) Flexen (0–2) T-Mobile Park 38,504 5–3 W1
9 April 17 @ Mariners 2–7 Brash (1–1) Urquidy (1–1) T-Mobile Park 26,583 5–4 L1
10 April 18 Angels 8–3 García (1–0) Lorenzen (1–1) Minute Maid Park 42,646 6–4 W1
11 April 19 Angels 2–7 Ortega (1–1) Valdez (1–1) Minute Maid Park 30,212 6–5 L1
12 April 20 Angels 0–6 Ohtani (1–2) Odorizzi (0–2) Minute Maid Park 29,049 6–6 L2
13 April 22 Blue Jays 3–4 Mayza (1–0) Neris (1–1) Romano (8) Minute Maid Park 36,757 6–7 L3
14 April 23 Blue Jays 2–3 Manoah (3–0) Taylor (0–1) Cimber (1) Minute Maid Park 36,075 6–8 L4
15 April 24 Blue Jays 8–7 (10) Taylor (1–1) Romano (0–1) Minute Maid Park 39,534 7–8 W1
16 April 25 @ Rangers 2–6 Moore (1–0) Maton (0–1) Globe Life Field 17,420 7–9 L1
17 April 26 @ Rangers 5–1 Odorizzi (1–2) Hearn (0–2) Globe Life Field 16,469 8–9 W1
18 April 27 @ Rangers 4–3 Javier (1–0) Martin (0–2) Stanek (1) Globe Life Field 20,399 9–9 W2
19 April 28 @ Rangers 3–2 Verlander (2–1) Bush (0–1) Montero (1) Globe Life Field 19,484 10–9 W3
20 April 29 @ Blue Jays 11–7 Urquidy (2–1) Thornton (0–2) Rogers Centre 35,066 11–9 W4
21 April 30 @ Blue Jays 1–2 Berríos (2–0) García (1–1) Romano (10) Rogers Centre 40,732 11–10 L1
May: 4–1 (Home: 4–0; Away: 0–1)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
22 May 1 @ Blue Jays 2–3 Gausman (2–1) Valdez (1–2) Romano (11) Rogers Centre 31,802 11–11 L2
23 May 2 Mariners 3–0 Odorizzi (2–2) Gonzales (1–3) Montero (2) Minute Maid Park 27,321 12–11 W1
24 May 3 Mariners 4–0 Javier (2–0) Flexen (1–4) Minute Maid Park 23,796 13–11 W2
25 May 4 Mariners 7–2 Verlander (3–1) Brash (1–3) Minute Maid Park 24,110 14–11 W3
26 May 5 Tigers 3–2 Pressly (1–1) Soto (1–2) Minute Maid Park 24,116 15–11 W4
27 May 6 Tigers Minute Maid Park
28 May 7 Tigers Minute Maid Park
29 May 8 Tigers Minute Maid Park
30 May 10 @ Twins Target Field
31 May 11 @ Twins Target Field
32 May 12 @ Twins Target Field
33 May 13 @ Nationals Nationals Park
34 May 14 @ Nationals Nationals Park
35 May 15 @ Nationals Nationals Park
36 May 16 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
37 May 17 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
38 May 18 @ Red Sox Fenway Park
39 May 19 Rangers Minute Maid Park
40 May 20 Rangers Minute Maid Park
41 May 21 Rangers Minute Maid Park
42 May 22 Rangers Minute Maid Park
43 May 23 Guardians Minute Maid Park
44 May 24 Guardians Minute Maid Park
45 May 25 Guardians Minute Maid Park
46 May 27 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
47 May 28 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
48 May 29 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
49 May 30 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
50 May 31 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
June: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
51 June 1 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
52 June 3 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
53 June 4 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
54 June 5 @ Royals Kauffman Stadium
55 June 6 Mariners Minute Maid Park
56 June 7 Mariners Minute Maid Park
57 June 8 Mariners Minute Maid Park
58 June 10 Marlins Minute Maid Park
59 June 11 Marlins Minute Maid Park
60 June 12 Marlins Minute Maid Park
61 June 13 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
62 June 14 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
63 June 15 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
64 June 17 White Sox Minute Maid Park
65 June 18 White Sox Minute Maid Park
66 June 19 White Sox Minute Maid Park
67 June 21 Mets Minute Maid Park
68 June 22 Mets Minute Maid Park
69 June 23 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
70 June 24 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
71 June 25 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
72 June 26 @ Yankees Yankee Stadium
73 June 28 @ Mets Citi Field
74 June 29 @ Mets Citi Field
75 June 30 Yankees Minute Maid Park
July: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
76 July 1 Angels Minute Maid Park
77 July 2 Angels Minute Maid Park
78 July 3 Angels Minute Maid Park
79 July 4 Royals Minute Maid Park
80 July 5 Royals Minute Maid Park
81 July 6 Royals Minute Maid Park
82 July 7 Royals Minute Maid Park
83 July 8 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
84 July 9 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
85 July 10 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
86 July 12 @ Angels Angel Stadium
87 July 13 @ Angels Angel Stadium
88 July 14 @ Angels Angel Stadium
89 July 15 Athletics Minute Maid Park
90 July 16 Athletics Minute Maid Park
91 July 17 Athletics Minute Maid Park
July 19 92nd All-Star Game ALNL Dodger Stadium
92 July 21 (1) Yankees Minute Maid Park
93 July 21 (2) Yankees Minute Maid Park
94 July 22 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
95 July 23 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
96 July 24 @ Mariners T-Mobile Park
97 July 25 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
98 July 26 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
99 July 27 @ Athletics Oakland Coliseum
100 July 28 Mariners Minute Maid Park
101 July 29 Mariners Minute Maid Park
102 July 30 Mariners Minute Maid Park
103 July 31 Mariners Minute Maid Park
August: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
104 August 1 Red Sox Minute Maid Park
105 August 2 Red Sox Minute Maid Park
106 August 3 Red Sox Minute Maid Park
107 August 4 @ Guardians Progressive Field
108 August 5 @ Guardians Progressive Field
109 August 6 @ Guardians Progressive Field
110 August 7 @ Guardians Progressive Field
111 August 9 Rangers Minute Maid Park
112 August 10 Rangers Minute Maid Park
113 August 11 Rangers Minute Maid Park
114 August 12 Athletics Minute Maid Park
115 August 13 Athletics Minute Maid Park
116 August 14 Athletics Minute Maid Park
117 August 15 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
118 August 16 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
119 August 17 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
120 August 18 @ White Sox Guaranteed Rate Field
121 August 19 @ Braves Truist Park
122 August 20 @ Braves Truist Park
123 August 21 @ Braves Truist Park
124 August 23 Twins Minute Maid Park
125 August 24 Twins Minute Maid Park
126 August 25 Twins Minute Maid Park
127 August 26 Orioles Minute Maid Park
128 August 27 Orioles Minute Maid Park
129 August 28 Orioles Minute Maid Park
130 August 30 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
131 August 31 @ Rangers Globe Life Field
September: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
132 September 2 @ Angels Angel Stadium
133 September 3 @ Angels Angel Stadium
134 September 4 @ Angels Angel Stadium
135 September 5 Rangers Minute Maid Park
136 September 6 Rangers Minute Maid Park
137 September 7 Rangers Minute Maid Park
138 September 9 Angels Minute Maid Park
139 September 10 Angels Minute Maid Park
140 September 11 Angels Minute Maid Park
141 September 12 @ Tigers Comerica Park
142 September 13 @ Tigers Comerica Park
143 September 14 @ Tigers Comerica Park
144 September 15 Athletics Minute Maid Park
145 September 16 Athletics Minute Maid Park
146 September 17 Athletics Minute Maid Park
147 September 18 Athletics Minute Maid Park
148 September 19 @ Rays Tropicana Field
149 September 20 @ Rays Tropicana Field
150 September 21 @ Rays Tropicana Field
151 September 22 @ Orioles Camden Yards
152 September 23 @ Orioles Camden Yards
153 September 24 @ Orioles Camden Yards
154 September 25 @ Orioles Camden Yards
155 September 27 Diamondbacks Minute Maid Park
156 September 28 Diamondbacks Minute Maid Park
157 September 30 Rays Minute Maid Park
October: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–0)
# Date Opponent Score Win Loss Save Stadium Attendance Record Streak/
Box
158 October 1 Rays Minute Maid Park
159 October 2 Rays Minute Maid Park
160 October 3 Phillies Minute Maid Park
161 October 4 Phillies Minute Maid Park
162 October 5 Phillies Minute Maid Park

Transactions

See also: Major League Baseball transactions

Players

Free agents

Major League free agents
Following 2021 World Series
Carlos Correa (SS)dagger Astros electing free agency[3]
November 3, 2021
Contracts expired after World Series
Signed with Minnesota Twins[38]
3 years, $105.3 million
March 18, 2022
Yimi García (RHP) Signed with Toronto Blue Jays[39]
2 years, $11 million
November 27, 2021
Marwin González (IF) Signed with New York Yankees[40]
Minors deal
Kendall Graveman (RHP) Signed with Chicago White Sox[41]
3 years, $24 million
November 30, 2021
Zack Greinke (SP) Signed with Kansas City Royals[42]
1 year, $13 million
March 16, 2022
Brooks Raley (RHP) Signed with Tampa Bay Rays[43]
2 years, $10 million
November 29, 2021
Justin Verlander (SP)dagger Resigned with Houston Astros[44]
December 13, 2021
1 year, $25 million
Player option for 2023: 1 year, $25 million
Héctor Neris (RHP) Departed Philadelphia Phillies
November 3, 2021
Contract expired
Signed with Houston Astros[45]
November 27, 2021
2 years, $17 million
Club option for 2024
dagger—Extended qualifying offer by Astros as of November 7, 2021, of which both Correa and Verlander rejected.[46] The value of the qualifying offer, at $18.4 million, was determined by averaging the top 125 salaries of MLB players in 2021.[47]

Options

Contract options
November 4, 2021[48] Yuli Gurriel (1B)
$8,000,000 team option for 2022
Houston Astros
Exercised

Arbitration-eligible


Extensions

Trades

40-man roster

Injury notes

Managerial and coaching staff

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Roster

Active roster Inactive roster Coaches/Other

Pitchers
Starting rotation

Bullpen

Closer

Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitters

Pitchers


Infielders

Outfielders


Manager

Coaches

60-day injured list



Awards and achievements

Major League debuts

Houston Astros 2022 MLB debuts
Player—Appeared at position
Date and opponent
Ref.

[19][55]
[56][57]
[56][58]

Awards

Houston Astros award winners
Name of award Recipient Ref
American League (AL) Player of the Week April 10 Alex Bregman [59]

Minor league system and first-year player draft

Teams

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sugar Land Skeeters Triple-A West
AA Corpus Christi Hooks Double-A Central
High-A Asheville Tourists High-A East
Low-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers Low-A East
Rookie FCL Astros Florida Complex League
Rookie DSL Astros Dominican Summer League

References

Footnotes
  1. ^ Opening Day was also Peña's major league debut.
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