1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Chris Carter to Start Camp at First Base; Astros Monitoring Gattis' Knee

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Chris Carter's going to start his spring training at first base, manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday morning...

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  13. Hinch Doesn't Plan to Call Many in-Season Team Meetings

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros manager A.J. Hinch isn't the kind to call a lot of team meetings. “If there's ever a message that needs to be delivered, absolutely, but all in all, I'm not a huge team meeting guy,” he said...

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  14. Oberholtzer Leading Candidate for No. 4 Spot

    The first three spots in the Astros rotation are secure barring injury. Whatever the order ends up being, Dallas Keuchel, Collin McHugh and Scott Feldman are sure things...

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  15. Roberto Hernandez Will Be Late to Astros' Camp Due to Visaissues

    Pitcher Roberto Hernandez is still in the Dominican Republic and will be late to attend Astros ' camp due to visa issues, per a report from MLB .com's Brian McTaggart. Hernandez has already thrown a bullpen in the D...

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  16. Astros Want Gattis to Focus on Outfield Early in Camp

    Everyone wants to know what role slugger Evan Gattis will play this year. When asked a few days ago by reporters, Astros manager A.J. Hinch quipped, "right-handed batter's box...

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  17. Astros Optimistic on Team's Health Outlook Entering Camp

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  18. Jeff Luhnow, A.J. Hinch Riding a Wave of Enthusiasm

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  19. Who Will Be MLB's Most Shocking Playoff Contender in 2015?

    Let's be honest. None of us will be shocked if a surprise playoff contender emerges in the 2015 MLB season. In this two-wild-card, high-revenue era, it's the sort of thing that's bound to happen...

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  20. Offseason Moves Bring Hope to Houston as Camp Opens

    HOUSTON -- After an offseason filled with moves to improve the bullpen, starting pitching rotation and lineup, as well as the hiring of a new manager in A.J. Hinch, the Astros are hoping 2015 is the season winning baseball returns to Minute Maid Park...

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  21. The Astros' Uniforms Get Criticized...Again

    Way back in 2012, the Houston Astros were in the midst of the dark ages. They had just come off their second consecutive 100-loss season...

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  22. Report: Astros Expect Carlos Correa to Start Season at Double-a

    Houston Astros prospect Carlos Correa was limited to just 62 games last season after fracturing his fibula in June, but the precocious 20-year-old did enough in the California League to earn a promotion for the 2015 campaign...

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  23. Astros, Joe Thatcher Agree to Minor League Deal

    The Astros and left-hander Joe Thatcher are in agreement on a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training, reports SB Nation's Chris Cotillo (Twitter links)...

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  24. Astros Add Roberto Hernandez to Mix for Rotation Competition

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  25. Astros Sign Roberto Hernandez

    The Astros have signed righty Roberto Hernandez to a minor league deal with an invitation to Major League Spring Training, the team announced. Hernandez is represented by DPX Sports...

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