• by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Astros third-base prospect Colin Moran scorching in July at Double-A

    Astros minor-league third baseman Colin Moran has been tearing up the Texas League with Double-A Corpus Christi lately. Moran is riding a nine-game hit streak, during which he is batting .389 (14 for 36) with a home run, two doubles and seven RBI. Moran was drafted in the first round (6th overall) by the Marlins in 2013. He was sent to the Astros in the deal that sent Jarred Cosart to the Marlins at last year's MLB trade deadline.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Astros prospect Colin Moran activated from DL

    Astros prospect Colin Moran has been activated from the minor-league disabled list Sunday, reports MLB.com. Moran has been on the disabled list since early May because of a fractured jaw he suffered while playing at Double-A.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Astros prospect Colin Moran (jaw) out four weeks

    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that third baseman Colin Moran would be out four weeks due to a fractured jaw, MLB.com reports. Moran suffered a nondisplaced jaw fracture last week after being struck in the face by a throw during a slide into second base. He has hit .268/.318/.378 with 17 RBI in 82 at-bats with Double-A Corpus Christi.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Astros 3B prospect Colin Moran sidelined by fractured jaw

    Astros third base prospect Colin Moran suffered a non-displaced jaw fracture during a game Thursday night for Double-A Corpus Christi, per MLB.com. Moran suffered the injury as an errant throw struck him in the face as he was sliding into second base. There is no word yet on how long Moran will be sidelined, but he was placed on the disabled list, according to the Houston Chronicle. The 2013 first-round pick is batting .268 with no home runs, nine doubles and 17 RBI in 20 games.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Alex White no longer in running for rotation spot, among Astros cuts

    The Astros announced Friday they sent seven players to minor-league camp, including starting pitcher Alex White, who was in the running for the fifth spot in the rotation. White was technically optioned to the minors, while the remaining six were reassigned. Also sent to minor-league camp were Colin Moran, Jason Stoffel, Nolan Fontana, Preston Tucker, Matt Duffy and Roberto Pena.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Mark Appel, Carlos Correa among Astros' non-roster invites

    The Astros announced Tuesday they will have 17 non-roster invites for spring training, including starting pitcher prospect Mark Appel and shortstop prospect Carlos Correa. Appel was the No. 1 pick in the 2013 MLB draft, while Correa was the No. 1 pick in 2012. The other non-roster invitees are outfielder Andrew Aplin, pitcher Darin Downs, infielder Matt Duffy, catcher Luis Flores, infielder Nolan Fontana, catcher Tyler Heineman, pitcher Jordan Jankowski, infielder Dan Johnson, infielder Colin Moran, catcher Roberto Pena, infielder Gregorio Petit, pitcher Brady Rodgers, infielder Joe Sclafani, pitcher Jason Stoffel and outfielder Preston Tucker. Correa (No. 1) and Appel (No. 2) are considered the team's top two prospects, according to Baseball America. Moran (No. 7) is also considered a top-10 prospect.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Marlins, Astros agree to six-player deal

    The Marlins acquired pitcher Jarred Cosart, infielder Enrique Hernandez and outfielder Austin Wates from the Astros prior to Thursday's trade deadline, in exchange for a package of prospects that includes third baseman Colin Moran, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitcher Francis Martes. The deal came through just before the deadline, and likely includes a compensation pick going Houston's way, according to MLB.com.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Colin Moran likely to begin game action next week

    Marlins infield prospect Colin Moran will likely begin playing games in extended spring training next week, the Miami Herald reports. Moran has been sidelined by a minor knee injury thus far. He's one of the top prospects in the organization after being selected sixth overall last year.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Colin Moran will need three weeks off for knee sprain

    Marlins third-base prospect Colin Moran will be sidelined about three weeks to open the season at Class A Jupiter, after suffering a sprained MCL in his left knee. According to MLB.com, Moran will be off his feet for two weeks, and will then play in a week's work of rehab games before beginning his season at Jupiter. Moran, the No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft, is the team's second-best prospect entering the season, per Baseball America.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Knee injury forces Colin Moran to DL in minors

    Marlins third base prospect Colin Moran will open the season in the minor leagues on the disabled list becuase of a medial meniscus sprain in his left knee, according to the Sun-Sentinel. Moran is considered the Marlins' second-best prospect by Baseball America.