The wait is almost over, Houston Astros fans!
And by the wait, I mean the Houston Astros pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training this Thursday. That is good news considering how much baseball news has slowed down in recent weeks. And that also means it is about time for the annual Spring Training battles that we all know and love.
This year’s edition includes Jon Singleton vs. A.J. Reed vying for first base. Or maybe Tyler White will force the Astros hand? Presumed backup catcher Max Stassi going against upcoming minor leaguers. Scott Feldman, in the bullpen or rotation?
But in what little Astros news that has happened in the past week has centered around Jason Castro‘s recent arbitration hearing and Evan Gattis‘ sports hernia surgery. While Castro’s long-term with the Astros won’t be pressing news till after the 2016 season, Gattis’ injury now opens the door for slightly more playing time for other players vying for a 25-man roster spot.
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On the non-playing field side, shortstop Carlos Correa has reportedly agreed to ‘huge’ endorsement deal with Adidas. Various improvements to Minute Maid Park is in order for 2016. And apparently the Astros and AL Cy Young award winner, Dallas Keuchel, did actually discussed a long-term extension. Nothing much, but hey, little news is still better than no news.
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