CBA changes that could affect Astros operations

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The Astros could play more games in other countries.

A cursory glance at the Astros 40-man roster shows players from at least six different countries, and the Astros will have a chance to showcase those players as more international play is on tap, including the Dominican Republic, which is home to at least seven members of the 40-man.

Every team will be playing more games internationally, but for teams that already have a foothold in those countries, this has to be a chance to solidify the Astros brand. One can imagine Jose Altuve in any Latin American country would be a huge hit with fans.

Now, if we could just open up that Cuban market, the Astros would be sitting pretty.