1. Appel Calms Down After Rocky First Inning

    VIERA, Fla. -- Mark Appel was admittedly a bit overhyped for his first Grapefruit League start on Monday, but the Astros ' top pitching prospect managed to eventually calm his nerves over an up-and-down two innings...

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  2. Mark Appel to Return to Spring Action on Monday

    Astros pitching prospect Mark Appel has been out since a March 5 appearance against the Phillies due to a strained right forearm. MLB ...

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  3. Mild Left Lat Strain Sidelines Oberholtzer

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer could be out of game action for a week while he deals with a mild left lat strain, manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 13 days ago 7 reads 0 comments

  4. Manager A.J. Hinch Says Jonathan Villar Is 'Fine' After Saturday Injury Scare

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Astros infielder Jonathan Villar exited Saturday night after he was hit in his right leg in the sixth inning by Braves righthander Andrew Thurman...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 14 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  5. Homers by Rasmus, Phillips Not Enough for Astros

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Atlanta shortstop Andrelton Simmons recorded three hits, including his first home run of the spring, and Wandy Rodriguez produced four solid innings for the ...

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  6. Lowrie looking forward to being part of Astros' bright future

    When shortstop Jed Lowrie was with the Astros in 2012, he spoke openly about wanting to remain with the club as it continued to rebuild despite losing 107 games that season...

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  7. Domingo Santana, Luis Cruz among first Astros spring cuts

    According to MLB .com's Brian McTagart, the Astros have made the first cuts of the spring. No surprises here, as outfielder Domingo Santana, lefthander Luis Cruz and catcher Luis Flores were all sent to the minors...

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  8. George Springer on the Verge of Superstardom After Breakout Rookie Season

    The expectations placed on George Springer have never been higher. As a college player at Connecticut, they were already on the rise...

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  9. Bagwell Doesn't Expect to Join Biggio in HOF

    Jeff Bagwell says he's happy that former Houston Astros teammate Craig Biggio will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer, but the former slugging first baseman isn't holding his breath for his own Cooperstown enshrinement...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 17 days ago 56 reads 0 comments

  10. Max Stassi Shows His Opposite Field Power in Win over Cardinals

    Max Stassi's opposite field power came out last spring training too. The Astros catcher isn't the tallest at 5-10, but he's barrel-chested and has pop not just to left field as a righthanded batter, but right field as well...

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  11. A.J. Hinch Gives Brett Oberholtzer a Vote of Confidence

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Trying to nail down the fourth spot in the rotation, lefty Brett Oberholtzer allowed two runs in three innings in his the Astros ' 7-6 win over the Cardinals on Tuesday...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 18 days ago 23 reads 0 comments

  12. Bagwell Lending Helping Hand at Astros Camp

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Jeff Bagwell worked out on these same back fields at Osceola County Stadium for 15 springs, blossoming into a superstar player and ultimately the only Most Valuable Player Award winner the Astros have ever known...

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  13. Rigorous Preparation Has Made Altuve Elite Hitter

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  14. Houston Astros: Why George Springer Will Have a Monster Season in 2015

    Houston Astros outfielder George Springer made his anticipated big league debut on April 17 last year. Springer, Houston's first-round pick (11th overall) in 2011, was thrown into the fire immediately and struggled a bit from the start...

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  15. Mark Appel Injury: Updates on Astros Star's Arm and Return

    Houston Astros star prospect Mark Appel is battling for a spot on the team's 25-man roster and stated he is now able to pitch after it was revealed on March 9 he was dealing with tightness in his right forearm...

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  16. Appel Scratched with Mild Forearm Tightness

    Astros right-hander and former No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, originally scheduled to pitch in relief in Monday's game against the Blue Jays , was scratched because of mild tightness in his right forearm, the team said...

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  17. Appel Scratched with Right Forearm Tightness

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  18. Astros Could See Pair of Roster Spots Come Down to a 'Photo Finish'

    LAKELAND, Fla. — Rather intuitively, the Astros won't have a clear criteria for their utility spot until the rest of the position battles shake out...

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  19. Altuve Sparks Astros' Offense in Grapefruit League Debut

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  20. Tucker Day to Day After Being Hit on Right Hand with Pitch

    Astros outfield prospect Preston Tucker is day to day with a contusion on his right hand after he was hit by a pitch in the sixth inning of Saturday's 9-4 loss to the Yankees at Osceola County Stadium...

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  21. Appel notches win, makes most of first opportunity

    It was only two innings during a Grapefruit League game in early March, but for Mark Appel, it was another step towards Houston .....

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  22. Houston Astros Might Have a Problem, a Good Problem

    The Astros , as everyone knows, have been rather deliberate in their tanking — er, rebuilding — plan...

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  23. Is Hank Conger Undervalued?

    The Astros acquired Hank Conger, 27, from the Angels early in November for prospects Nick Tropeano and Carlos Perez. Giving up Tropeano seemed like a steep price to pay for Conger, who will likely serve as no more than a backup catcher in Houston...

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  24. Neshek Boasts Impressive Cards, Memorabilia Collection

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- On any given morning at spring camp, Astros reliever Pat Neshek can be spotted at his locker signing dozens of baseball cards with a discarded stack of envelopes at his feet...

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  25. Singleton Confident Despite Last Season's Disappointment

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Each at-bat weighed heavily on his mind, and each failure only led to more disappointment and doubt...

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