Reports say Astros sale to Crane will be approved


Several reports are confirming that the sale of the Astros to Jim Crane and his group of investors will be approved tomorrow in Milwaukee. The Astros will be moved to the American League West, starting in 2013. As compensation for the move the original price of $680 million will apparently be reduced by $70 million.

Follow the links below for reports of the sale and other notable stories.

Baseball Nation asks: What is Jim Crane buying?

Richard Justice gives his take on the deal.

Sorce at The Associated Press says Astros were forced to move.

Astros Daily adds their opinion.

Astros County says Melancon secure as Astros closer.

Kansas City Star says Royals are talking to Roy Oswalt.