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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros news for Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

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Astros News

Astros Shopping Chris Carter, Listening On Jake Marisnick - MLB Trade Rumors
If the Astros tender a contract to Carter this week, they’ll only do so if they believe they can move him to another team, reports Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle. Carter’s time with the Astros "is probably done" one way or the other, per Drellich.

MLB hot stove roundup: Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros shopping power hitters | NJ.com
All the news and rumors you need to know

Even if offered a contract by Astros, Carter's days here numbered - Houston Chronicle
Chris Carter is one of the most powerful hitters in the majors.

Astros expect to hire assistant hitting coach soon - Ultimate Astros
he Astros hope to have the coaching vacancy left by assistant hitting coach Alan Zinter filled by the end of the winter meetings, manager A.J. Hinch said. A handful of interviews have happened already, including candidates both internal and external.

Does Jeff Samardzija Fit With the Houston Astros? - Houston - Scout
The Houston Astros don't necessarily need to add a big name free agent to their starting rotation, but Jeff Samardzija is an option worth looking into.

Astros exec keynote speaker at Chamber luncheon - KRISTV.com | Continuous News Coverage | Corpus Christi
The Houston Astros President of Business Operations will help recognize some local businesses.

MLB News

David Price, Red Sox agree to 7-year, $217 million contract, per reports - SBNation.com
The ace pitcher moves from one AL East team to another.

For Red Sox, David Price is no half measure - Over the Monster
Dave Dombrowski worked no miracles this offseason. He just went out there and paid the prices necessary to get the best. And for now, that leaves the Red Sox in great position.

Ben Zobrist's asking price is reportedly four years, $60 million - Royals Review
And with all these suitors, that number could go higher.

Mixed messages & smoke screens surround Dodgers' pursuit of Zack Greinke - True Blue LA
While the baseball operations department wouldn't reveal any part of their specific interest in Zack Greinke, Dodgers ownership partner Magic Johnson said otherwise, calling re-signing the pitcher the team's top priority this offseason.