1. Astros Slug Their Way Past Pirates in Exhibition

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Jason Castro, George Springer and Chris Carter showed off the Astros ' vaunted power Tuesday while beating the Pirates 13-7 at McKechnie Field...

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  2. Gattis (Wrist) Still Not Cleared to Swing a Bat

    BRADENTON, Fla. – Slugger Evan Gattis, who was scratched Sunday with right wrist discomfort, has still not been cleared to swing a bat...

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  3. Dallas Keuchel Will Start Opening Day for the Astros

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  4. Biggio Says Bagwell's Credentials Hall-Worthy

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- A week after Jeff Bagwell arrived in the Houston Astros ' spring training camp and said he doesn't expect to get elected to the Hall of Fame, his longtime teammate, ...

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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...

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  8. 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...

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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...

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  14. 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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  15. 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...

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  16. 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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  17. Rigorous Preparation Has Made Altuve Elite Hitter

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Appel Scratched with Right Forearm Tightness

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  22. 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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  23. Altuve Sparks Astros' Offense in Grapefruit League Debut

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  24. 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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  25. 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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