Houston's center field is currently the deepest in the majors, and the $15 million renovation would make it the sixth-deepest in the league.
Tal's Hill, a tribute to Cincinnati's Crosley Field and other old ballparks, is named after former longtime team executive Tal Smith. Removing it and bringing in the fences in center field allows the Astros to add three new bars, four food locations and the first field-level seating area at Minute Maid Park.
The renovations will begin at the end of this season and are to be completed by the start of next season.
Mattingly, Price, Hinch, McClendon will be All-Star coaches
The Dodgers' Don Mattingly and Cincinnati's Bryan Price have been picked as All-Star coaches by NL manager
Giants visit Obama
For the third time in five years, the San Francisco Giants made the traditional trip to the White House so the president could honor the World Series victors. With Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Monte Irvin at his side, President Barack Obama congratulated the team and highlighted