Late Saturday afternoon, after a day of signing autographs and mingling with excited fans at Minute Maid Park, a bevy of Astros players headed for the airport. Joe Musgrove had some excess time before his evening flight home to San Diego, so he sat down for a meal at George Bush Intercontinental with teammates Chris Devenski, Max Stassi and James Hoyt. Then his cell phone rang. On the other line was Jeff Luhnow, the Astros' general manager. Musgrove's tenure with the team had come to an abrupt end.
Astros GM Jeff Luhnow discusses the potential of making another move before spring trainingSpeaking Saturday at the Astros' annual FanFest at Minute Maid Park, general manager Jeff Luhnow said the team still feels "there are some opportunities to continue to improve our club" before spring training. "We're very happy with the club we have," Luhnow said. "We think we have a roster that can repeat as division champions and has a chance to hopefully repeat the whole thing.
Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel said he completed his Major League Baseball-mandated sensitivity training this past week in his offseason hometown of Miami. It lasted seven to eight hours, he said. Gurriel, 33, is suspended for the first five games of the 2018 regular season for his racially insensitive gesture toward then-Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish during the World Series.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".