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  • Back from thumb injury, Marisnick raring to go
    After posting career highs during the regular season, then being relegated to watching from the sidelines with a fractured thumb as Houston won the World Series, center fielder Jake Marisnick might be the most anxious of all Astros to begin Spring Training.
  • Opportunity for Reed to earn roster spot
    The Astros still have confidence in first base prospect A.J. Reed, and the club's second round pick in the 2014 Draft remains a viable piece of the 2018 puzzle. Another left-handed bat with power is what Reed hopes to provide for the Astros this season.
  • All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
    All 30 Major League teams will wear Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball caps before their Spring Training games this weekend to show support for the Parkland, Fla., community and the Stoneman Douglas student body after the tragic shooting at the school on Feb. 14.
  • Altuve striving for perfection after MVP, WS
    One by one, Jose Altuve's teammates were asked about his impact on the Astros, prompting glowing responses from every corner of the clubhouse. It's easy to measure Altuve's influence by looking at his gaudy numbers, but his importance is better defined by what his peers think about him.
  • Prospect Whitley suspended for 50 games
    Astros right-handed Minor League pitcher Forrest Whitley, the No. 9-ranked prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline, has been suspended for 50 games without pay by the Commissioner's Office for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
  • Luhnow: 'I really like the group we have here'
    Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow on Monday said he doesn't anticipate his team adding players, despite several top free agents still without jobs. He said bluntly that he doesn't think the Astros need anybody else right now. Most of the club's key pieces from its World Series club returned, and the team added pitchers Gerrit Cole, Joe Smith and Hector Rondon in the offseason.
  • New year, new outlook for Houston's Giles
    When the final out of the World Series was recorded last year, it was starter-turned-reliever Charlie Morton -- and not closer Ken Giles -- who was getting the final out and being mobbed by his Astros teammates in the middle of the diamond.
  • Astros' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Astros have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Houston's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • MLB announces pace of play initiatives for '18
    Major League Baseball will implement new pace of play rules for the 2018 season, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Monday, but there will be no pitch clock this season.
  • Bregman's new regimen: No dad-bod diet
    Alex Bregman has a strict 'no dad bod' diet now
  • When Verlander speaks, Astros hurlers listen
    In his first Spring Training with the Astros, pitcher Justin Verlander has been spreading tons of knowledge. He was spotted Saturday getting hands-on with pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. during his bullpen session, and on Sunday, he was at his locker talking pitching with Dallas Keuchel and Gerrit Cole.
  • Hinch: Cole only needs 'tweaks,' not overhaul
    Gerrit Cole has impressive credentials, which is why the Astros traded for right-hander in January. A former first-round pick, Cole won 19 games in 2015 and can throw in the upper 90s with his fastball.
  • Svelte Martes impressing with velocity, focus
    Francis Martes has stood out in the early days of Astros camp for how hard he's throwing the ball, but that isn't the only thing manager A.J. Hinch noticed about him. The right-hander shred a few pounds in the offseason, and he's focusing on slowing down his delivery.
  • Out of options, Stassi aiming for roster spot
    It appears the Astros will have one roster spot open for a position player come Opening Day. Max Stassi is hoping to claim it.
  • Astros weighing left-handed relief options
    There will be an open competition in camp for the Astros to find a left-handed relief pitcher, though there's no guarantees they would carry one.
  • Sharon Robinson inspires with father's legacy
    It would be impossible to accurately count the number of young people Sharon Robinson has personally encountered during her two-plus decades as an educational programming consultant for Major League Baseball.
  • Astros, Nats reach spring naming rights deal
    Executives from the Astros, Nationals and FITTEAM Global will announce FITTEAM as the naming-rights partner of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Wednesday in a ceremony at home plate.
  • Watson celebrated with youth outreach center
    Bob Watson's life and career were celebrated in grand style in Houston on Friday, with the announcement that soon, a facility dedicated to educating young people will bear his name.
  • Gose brings confidence, 100-mph heat to camp
    Anthony Gose, the former Major League outfielder, is hoping his electric left arm can keep his career alive in an unlikely second act as a relief pitcher. The Astros took him in the Rule 5 Draft from the Rangers in December, hoping Gose can harness his 100-mph fastball to win a job in the defending World Series champs' bullpen.
  • McHugh wins arb case; to compete for rotation
    For the second year in a row, right-hander Collin McHugh won his arbitration case against the Astros. McHugh, who had his hearing in Phoenix on Tuesday, found out Thursday afternoon the arbitration panel had ruled in his favor. He will make $5 million this year; the Astros were offering $4.55 million.
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