Jeff Luhnow to be Tomorrow's Astroline Guest

Astroline moves to Duffy's Sports Grill in West Palm Beach for final five shows

HOUSTON, TX - Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow will be the guest on Astroline tomorrow night, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. CT (8 p.m. ET) at Duffy's Sports Grill of Clematis, located at 225 N Clematis St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Astros color commentator Steve Sparks will serve as the host. Sparks and fellow radio broadcaster Robert Ford will alternate hosting duties throughout the remainder of the offseason.

 

*MEDIA NOTE: Media wishing to interview Luhnow at Astroline are asked to arrive by 7:45 p.m. ET*

 

Tomorrow night's Astroline, which is presented by Karbach Brewing Co., will air on the Astros Radio Network, the Astros flagship station KBME SportsTalk 790 AM and will stream online at Astros.com/Astroline. All shows are scheduled to broadcast on KBME SportsTalk 790, but are subject to change due to scheduling conflicts. Astroline broadcasts live, weekly from 7-8 p.m. CT (8-9 p.m. ET) during the offseason.

 

Beginning this week, Astroline moves to Duffy's Sports Grill for the final five broadcasts from Florida during Spring Training. Astroline runs through March 22. On-site locations for Astroline are open to the public with no admission charge.

 

Fans can submit questions to the show via Twitter using the hashtag #Astroline, before and during the show. As always, fans will also have the option to call the show with questions at 713-212-5790.

 

Following the 2016 season, Luhnow made several early offseason acquisitions to bolster the Major League club. Luhnow traded for veteran catcher and seven-time All-Star Brian McCann, who brings 12 years of Major League experience to Houston. Luhnow went on to sign free agent left-handed hitting outfielder Josh Reddick to a four-year contract and veteran slugger Carlos Beltran to a one-year deal. Additional acquisitions made this offseason include left-handed hitting outfielder Nori Aoki and right-handed pitcher Charlie Morton. He is entering his sixth full season as General Manager of the Astros, after being named to the post at the 2011 Winter Meetings. In 2016, the Astros notched their second consecutive winning season, after finishing with an 84-78 record. It marked the first time the club has put together back-to-back winning seasons since 2005-06.

 

Sparks enters his fifth season as the Astros radio color commentator after being named to the post on Feb. 13, 2013. Prior to joining the Astros radio broadcast team, Sparks served as a pre- and postgame analyst for Astros television games over several seasons following a 17-year playing career. A knuckleballer in his playing days, Sparks pitched in the Major Leagues in parts of nine seasons (1995-2004) for the Brewers, Angels, Tigers, A's and Diamondbacks. His best season came in 2001 for Detroit when he went 14-9 with a 3.65 ERA and a Major League-best eight complete games while tallying 232.0 innings pitched.

 

Astroline preliminary schedule (subject to change).

Day           Date               Station

Wed.         Feb. 22*         KBME

Thurs.       March 2*       KBME

Thurs.       March 9*       KBME

Tues.         March 14*     KBME

Wed.         March 22*     KBME

*live from West Palm

 

-ASTROS-