Astros outfielder George Springer was recruited by both the United States and Puerto Rico -- where his mother was born -- to play in the World Baseball Classic. Even though those two countries are meeting in the tournament's championship game Wednesday night, Springer has no regrets about staying with the Astros.
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George Springer and Yulieski Gurriel blasted first-inning homers, and Dallas Keuchel allowed two runs and five hits in five innings to lead the Astros to an 8-4 win over the Twins on Wednesday afternoon at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Astros' No. 13 prospect J.D. Davis is hitting well lately, going 3-for-4 on Wednesday and notching multihit games in three of his past six contests.
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When Nolan Ryan talks, you listen. That's why Astros manager A.J. Hinch had the Hall of Fame pitcher and Astros executive advisor address a group of starting pitchers Wednesday morning, where the message was about preparation.
This fan in a Nolan Ryan jersey sat next to Ryan
Astros right-hander Collin McHugh, who's behind in his throwing program this spring after experiencing "dead arm" earlier in camp, threw 41 pitches in three innings in a Minor League game Wednesday on the back fields of the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Solo home runs from Yulieski Gurriel and Derek Fisher propelled the Astros to a 2-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
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Infielders Tyler White and Colin Moran, first baseman AJ Reed and outfielder Teoscar Hernandez -- all of whom made their Major League debuts last year -- were optioned to Minor League camp Tuesday in the Astros' latest round of roster cuts.
The growing likelihood that right-hander Collin McHugh won't be ready for the start of the regular season could cause ripple effects to the back of the Astros' rotation, where Mike Fiers and Joe Musgrove are battling for the fifth spot.
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The Astros still had five players participating in the World Baseball Classic heading into Tuesday night's semifinal between the United States and Japan after Puerto Rico punched its ticket to Wednesday's championship game with a thrilling win over the Netherlands on Monday.
Carlos Correa showed again on Monday night why he is one of the brightest young stars in baseball, and it only took him two innings at Dodger Stadium.
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Jose Altuve, who rejoined the Astros on Monday for the first time in two weeks following Team Venezuela's elimination from the World Baseball Classic, was in the lineup at second base and batted third against the Cardinals.
While Joe Musgrove tries to pitch his way into the Astros' starting rotation to begin the season, the young right-hander is working on refining his curveball to be able to throw it more often to more hitters.
Alberto Rosario hit a go-ahead RBI single in a two-run seventh inning and Jose Martinez hit his fourth homer of the spring as the Cardinals rallied for a 12-6 win over the Astros on Monday night at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
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Astros outfielder Preston Tucker, who is six months removed from surgery on his right shoulder, got three plate appearances in a Minor League game as the designated hitter on Monday.
First inning of Netherlands-Puerto Rico had it all
Astros starter Lance McCullers Jr. left Sunday's 4-3 win over the Yankees in the fourth inning with right foot skin irritation. The right-hander worked through 3 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on five hits in a 6-4 loss. He struck out five and walked two.
Chase Headley plated two runs with a double and scored another on a steal of home, and the Yankees won it in the ninth when two runs scored on a bases-loaded wild pitch for a 6-4 victory over the Astros at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Sunday afternoon.
Tyler White went about his normal routine on Sunday. He took batting practice and had full strength in his right hand, although there was an obvious bruise on the meaty part of his palm from being hit with a pitch in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
The transformation continues on a positive path for Cuban Yulieski Gurriel, who looks to make a name for himself on a new team, in a new country, and at a new position on the diamond.
Alejandro Garcia singled home a run in the ninth inning to catapult the Astros to a 5-4 victory over the Nationals on Saturday at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. It was the first run of the spring surrendered by Koda Glover, the Nats' dynamic young reliever who had not allowed a run in his first six innings while striking out 10.
Charlie Morton got back to his dominating self on Saturday in the Astros' 5-4 win over the Nationals at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. In his fourth start this spring, Morton went four innings, allowing three hits and two unearned runs. He struck out seven and walked one.
The Astros trimmed their Spring Training roster on Saturday, sending two players to Minor League camp.
Astros No. 4 prospect Derek Fisher lined a two-run double and Jake Mayfield won it with a two-run single as Houston rallied for four in the ninth inning to beat Atlanta, 5-4, on Friday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches. Astros starter Dallas Keuchel shut out the Braves over four innings, yielding three singles while striking out two without issuing a walk. Braves right-hander Matt Wisler also went four scoreless.
Francis Martes, the top-ranked Astros prospect by MLBPipeline.com, fired three dominant innings in relief en route to Friday's 6-2 victory over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez turned in another solid start for the Red Sox, giving up two hits and no runs over four-plus innings.
Correa robs Arenado while playing third base
The journey back to dominance continued for Dallas Keuchel on Friday. The Astros' lefty starter worked four scoreless innings in a 5-4 win over the Braves at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
In addition to learning a new pitching staff, Brian McCann is remaining true to his abilities at the plate, as well as behind it. The 12-year veteran, who came to Houston in a November trade with the Yankees, went 3-for-3 on Wednesday.
If right-hander Brad Peacock was looking for a good test at this point in Spring Training, he could have done worse than facing a representative Red Sox lineup on Friday afternoon. With six regulars in Boston's order, Peacock went three innings, giving up one run on four hits with no walks and a strikeout. He threw 44 pitches, 28 for strikes, in the split-squad Astros' 6-2 win.
A pair of top 20 overall prospects -- Michael Kopech and Francis Martes -- put together dominant outings on the mound and were among Friday's top prospect performers.
Prior to the start of Spring Training, we took a shot at predicting the Astros' 25-man roster for Opening Day, which is now less than three weeks away. With no major injuries and the lack of position battles in camp, not much has changed.
Jon Kemmer belted a three-run homer and Brian McCann added a solo blast to lead the Astros to an 8-2 win over the Nationals on Wednesday at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.
Every Spring Training, prospects get a chance to show what they can do as they prepare for the season ahead. Some are competing for jobs in big league camps, others are prepping for the season as they vie for spots at Minor League affiliates up and down a team's system. MLBPipeline.com will be visiting all 30 camps this spring. Today, we check in on the Houston Astros.
Jose Quintana's World Baseball Classic outing vs. Team USA was the perfect showcase for a pitcher who remains imminently available for any team that has enough high-level prospects to pull off a deal -- like, say, the Astros. Only one issue with this long-rumored trade: The Astros don't need Quintana.