12/19KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Cardinals | J.R. Towles signs: The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent C J.R. Towles (Twins) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Wednesday,...[+] Dec. 19.
12/15KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Twins | Sign three: The Minnesota Twins signed free-agent 1B Steve Pearce (Pirates), C J.R. Towles (Astros) and P Aaron Thompson (Pirates) to minor...[+] league deals with invites to spring training Thursday, Dec. 15.
5/31KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles to see more timeHouston Astros C J.R. Towles will see more playing time with C Humberto Quintero (ankle) on the disabled list....[+]Houston Astros C J.R. Towles will see more playing time with C Humberto Quintero (ankle) on the disabled list.
5/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles records three hits, game-winner: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles had three hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the ninth inning to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers...[+] Wednesday, May 25. He broke out of an 0-for-32 slump with the three hits.
5/24KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles working with hitting coach: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles has been working with hitting coach Mike Barnett on getting his hands back, which he hopes will help...[+] him get the bat on the ball sooner. 'I still have confidence in myself,' Towles said. 'I've gone through some down times before, and it's definitely not the worst thing out there. I'm still healthy and still seeing the ball well, and as long as I'm seeing the ball it's going to be OK. I'd really have a problem if I wasn't. I have to keep a good attitude and control what I can control.'
5/22KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles continues to struggle at plate: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles went 0-for-4 against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 22, and has gone hitless in his last 32 at-bats....[+]
5/21KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles hitless yet again: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles went hitless in four at-bats Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays, extending his hitless...[+] streak to 28 at-bats.
4/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles catching Wednesday: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles was used Wednesday, April 27, to catch SP J.A. Happ. Towles started in place of C Humberto Quintero,...[+] but Astros manager Bradley Mills said the two catchers will still get plenty of work.
4/20KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles returns to the lineup: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles (ankle) returned to the lineup Tuesday, April 19, against the New York Mets, and he went 2-for-2...[+] with a pair of walks, reports Steve Campbell, of the Houston Chronicle.
4/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles likely back Tuesday: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles (ankle) was still not ready to return Sunday, April 17, reports Zachary Levine, of The Houston Chronicle....[+] Towles was scratched Saturday, April 16, and wasn't even a consideration Sunday. He was told to get ready to return Tuesday, April 19, as management had doubts about his ability to get around on pitches.
4/17KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles scratched with ankle injury: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles (ankle) was scratched from the lineup Saturday, April 16, due to an ankle injury, and he was replaced...[+] by C Humberto Quintero, according to Zachary Levine of The Houston Chronicle. He has been told to get ready to play Tuesday, April 19.
4/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Two find seats for first time: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles and 1B Brett Wallace each hit their first home runs of the season Friday, April 8, in a loss against...[+] the Houston Astros. Each player also went 3-for-4.
3/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles improving: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles (back) took 25 swings off a tee Monday, March 28, and felt fine, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart....[+] Towles and C Humberto Quintero are likely to begin the year sharing duties behind the dish.
3/28KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Two catchers to split time: Houston Astros C Humberto Quintero and J.R. Towles will open the season by splitting time behind the plate, according to MLB.com's...[+] Brian McTaggart. 'I don't think it takes a lot to see [Quintero and Towles] have been getting the bulk of that time, and so we're going to see how Towles is and move forward from there,' Astros manager Brad Mills said.
3/23KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles, Humberto Quintero could share duties: Houston Astros Cs J.R. Towles and Humberto Quintero are likely to share the duties behind the plate to begin the season, according...[+] to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. Quintero will start on Opening Day with SP Brett Myers on the bump. Towles entered Wednesday, March 23, hitting .314 with two home runs and six RBIs while Quintero is hitting .393 with five RBIs. C Carlos Corporan is batting .381.
3/18KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Catchers hitting well : Houston Astros catchers have hit well this spring, according to The Houston Chronicle's Zachary Levine. C J.R. Towles is 9-for-24...[+] (.375) with two doubles and two home runs, while C Carlos Corporan is 7-for-15 (.467).
3/8KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles homers Tuesday: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles went 1-for-3 with a home run in spring action Tuesday, March 8, according to the Houston Chronicle's...[+] Steve Campbell. Towles said he is hitting with his hands a little lower this year.
3/4KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Two to battle at catcher: Houston Astros C Humberto Quintero and C J.R. Towles will be battling at catcher with C Jason Castro (knee) out, MLB.com's Brian...[+] McTaggart reports. Towles will be getting more reps at catcher now, rather than being tried out at other positions.
3/3KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Jason Castro likely headed for surgery: Houston Astros C Jason Castro (knee) has been diagnosed with a medial meniscus tear of his right knee and will likely need to...[+] undergo surgery to fix it, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. The team is unsure how long Castro will be out if he needs the surgery. Castro underwent an MRI exam Thursday, March 3. The team's other catchers on roster include Cs Humberto Quintero and J.R. Towles.
2/25KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles takes grounders at first: Houston Astros C J.R. Towles took ground balls at first base Friday, Feb. 25, and will see some time at third base and in the...[+] outfield this spring, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. Manager Bradley Mills said Towles could play first in some spring games.
News -- January 2011
1/27KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | Two avoid arbitration: The Houston Astros avoided arbitration with 3B Chris D. Johnson and C J.R. Towles Thursday, Jan. 27, by agreeing to one-year,...[+] $424,000 deals with both players, according to the Houston Chronicle's Zachary Levine.
5/5KFFL.com Hot off the Wire: Astros | J.R. Towles sent downHouston Astros C J.R. Towles was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi, The Associated Press reports. ...[+]Houston Astros C J.R. Towles was optioned to Double-A Corpus Christi, The Associated Press reports.
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