The convention center near Minute Maid Park was a natural rallying point for players.
"The only way to rebuild is to start, and part of the rebuilding process is Houston Astros baseball," Hinch told the Chronicle.
Members of the Astros and some of their families were joined at the convention center by team president for business operations Ryan Reid, broadcaster Geoff Blum, and team mascot Orbit.
“I thought we might have five or six guys,” Ryan told the Chronicle. “But it filled my heart with joy to see the kind of people we have on this team, to see the way they connected with the people here and to hear them sharing stories and having people cry in front of you. It's gut-wrenching. It's a roller coaster.”
Altuve is donating $30,000 plus $25,000 in shoes to victims of the hurricane, the Chronicle reported.
"I feel like I owe Houston something, all they have done for me," Altuve told reporters. "Now it's my time to show up and help people."
The Astros have donated 5,000 tickets to each game to the mayor's office for distribution to evacuees, volunteers, and first responders.