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The TCB Daily Boil: February 17, 2014

Astros baseball is back! Let's talk about the updates from Spring Training.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

In between the constant flow of tweets about Jose Altuve, the Astros returned to the baseball field. Pitchers and catchers reported to Kissimmee on Saturday. It's nice seeing those "Process" shirt out again after a long offseason. Let's take a look at some of the first reports.

Houston Astros president Reid Ryan driven by love for the game | astros.com: News
Reid Ryan, who is entering his first full season as Astros president of business operations, spent some time with MLB.com for a Presidents Day question-and-answer session

Non-roster status not affecting Wallace's mindset | astros.com: News
The fact that Brett Wallace is in camp this year as a non-roster invitee after being designated for assignment last week does not change his mindset: He's coming to camp to try to win the starting job at first base.

Day 1: Porter gets first look at pitchers " Tag's Lines
We wait all winter for Spring Training, and the first day of workouts is usually anti-climatic. That can be good news considering it means no one got injured and everyone showed up on time, so the fact there was no news coming off the back fields at Osceola Country Stadium on Sunday was definitely good…

Porter looking for veterans to lead by example | astros.com: News
Prior to Astros pitchers and catchers taking the field for the first time Sunday morning on the back fields at Osceola County Stadium, manager Bo Porter met with a group of veteran pitchers he identified as being the leaders of the staff.

Ultimate Astros " Astros report: Veteran pitchers try to blend with youthful roster
Astros report: Veteran pitchers try to blend with youthful roster

Astros report: Wallace taking his status in stride - Houston Chronicle
40-man roster this month, something that would have been unimaginable a couple of years ago because he was such a highly touted prospect.

Feldman throws first bullpen at spring training | CSN Houston