The Houston Astros today unveiled the logo, uniform, and name of their new (but temporary) Single-A Carolina League team, the Buies Creek Astros.
Buies Creek will play at Campbell University in North Carolina over the next two seasons, the Astros will then reportedly try to relocate to Fayetteville for 2019.
Their logo is a straight up re-hash of the Houston Astros logo introduced prior to the 2013 season, the “H” replaced with a “BC” and the city name swapped. The uniform shown is simply the Astros orange alternate jersey with BUIES CREEK arched across the front in place of ASTROS.
This is a temporary team, you weren’t going to see anything too involved in terms of branding, that’ll be saved for Fayetteville I’m sure.
Houston had previously had their Single-A team in Lancaster in the California League, prior to this off-season Minor League Baseball announced they were cutting two California League teams in favour of adding two Carolina League teams. Lancaster isn’t one of the two who got the axe, they’re simply moving on to a new MLB affiliate.