1. 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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  2. Rigorous Preparation Has Made Altuve Elite Hitter

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Appel Scratched with Right Forearm Tightness

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  7. 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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  8. Altuve Sparks Astros' Offense in Grapefruit League Debut

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Correa's Spring Focus Is Baserunning

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- One of the things top prospect Carlos Correa wants to work on this spring is sliding into bases, which he hasn't done since he broke his right ankle sliding into third...

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  16. HOU Taking Health of Players to Another Level

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Before the Astros take the mound for their first bullpen sessions of the spring or step onto the field to run the bases for the first time, the club puts the players ...

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  17. Crane: Goal Is to Make Playoffs This Season

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch has said expectations are high this year, and general manager Jeff Luhnow is on the record as saying his team could finish 2015 with its first winning record since 2008...

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  18. Astros Prospect Mark Appel Has Catchers Abuzz During Bullpen

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros righty Mark Appel was playing pepper in the outfield of one of the practice fields at Osceola County Stadium on Monday, and he wasn't afraid to say he's not too formidable with a bat...

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  19. Moncada Was Not Realistic for Astros to Sign

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Yoan Moncada, the 19-year-old Cuban infielder who's been the talk of the game as his free agency unfolded, was never a realistic target for the Astros ...

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  20. Carlos Correa Is the Centerpiece for the Astros' Bright Future

    Carlos Correa laid on the dirt of a small minor league ballpark in Lake Elsinore, California, his season halted and the future of the Houston Astros much bleaker than it was just seconds before...

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  21. A.J. Hinch Likes What He Sees in Pat Neshek's Unusual Delivery

    Pat Neshek, one of the Astros ' shiny new endgame relievers, caught first-year Astros manager A.J. Hinch's eye through the preliminary round of bullpens...

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  22. After Offseason Surgery, Brad Peacock Calls First Mound Session 'Awesome'

    Brad Peacock's first time throwing off a mound following hip surgery went so well Sunday morning that he had to be told to tone it down a bit...

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  23. Velasquez Sidelined Two to Three Weeks with Lat Injury

    Astros pitching prospect Vincent Velasquez will be sidelined from throwing for at least the next two to three weeks while he recovers from a strained right lat injury suffered while playing in the Arizona Fall League on Nov...

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  24. Qualls Is Grateful for Astros' Offseason Additions

    As the oldest of the 60 players in Astros camp, veteran reliever Chad Qualls has a few gray hairs in his beard that are the product of 10-plus years of stress as a Major League relief pitcher...

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  25. Harris' Move to Houston Brings Back Faint Memories

    Will Harris was born in Houston and has some fuzzy memories of his early years in the Bayou City, but pitching for the Astros at Minute Maid Park wouldn't exactly be something the right-handed pitcher would call a homecoming...

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