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Astros and Jacob Nix reach settlement

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Jon Heyman with CBS Sports has some details on the Jacob Nix grievance. Nix and the Astros had an agreement in place, before the Brady Aiken situation reared its ugly head. It appears the two sides have come to a settlement that includes monetary compensation and the Astros not losing a 2015 draft pick.

Astros a sleeper team for Cole Hamels

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It will require prospects to get left-handed pitcher Cole Hamels away from the Phillies. Then there's the hurdle of Hamels limited no-trade list, which the Astros were on for the 2014 season.

@Astros announce Taylor Swift could be ppd. due to postseason appearance, opens door to endless trolling

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Could happen, though.

Astros pursuing reliever Pat Neshek

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ESPN's Jerry Crasnick broke the news late Tuesday night that the Astros are one of three teams in the hunt for 34-year-old righty Pat Neshek, who pitched well in late-inning situations for the Cardinals in 2014.

Angels interested in Marwin Gonzalez

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Marwin Gonzalez is on a list of names the Angels are looking to potentially acquire, according to an Orange County Register report. Also of note in the MLB Trade Rumors link is that the player the Angels have been most asked about is former Astros prospect catcher Carlos Perez.

Astros still looking to add relievers

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Shouldn't be too surprising considering the bullpen was a pretty big weakness for the team last year. Hopefully, from here on out we'll hear about the Astros signing a reliever instead of how close they came or how the reliever took less money.

Hinch on MLB Network

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Hinch joins MLB Now to talk about analytics and scouting and how they fit into an organization and how he can apply it between the lines.

Astros acquisition priority: bullpen, lineup, then starting pitching

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According to Jeff Luhnow, via Brian McTaggart, the Astros are in no hurry to add to their rotation; while they'd like to pick up a starter, they're much more focused on the bullpen and adding a new bat, preferably on the left side of the infield.

Luke Gregerson could be right fit for Astros bullpen - Ultimate Astros

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Gregerson will likely cost less and has a connection to new Astros manager AJ Hinch.

Justice: Robertson would be exactly what Astros need as closer, leader

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Richard Justice thinks that relief pitcher David Robertson is exactly what the Astros need. Personally, I would love to see the Astros sign him. I know it doesn't make sense from a, "relievers are fungible" point of view, but the Astros don't have a lot of payroll commitments and three-four years isn't that long of a time period for a contract.

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