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Astros Crawfish Boil: December 28, 2015

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Is it time for Spring Training yet?

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Astros News

Houston Astros reportedly land Cuban right-hander - UPI.com
Cuban right-hander Carlos Sierra agreed to a contract with the Houston Astros, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

Astros Caravan set to start Jan. 18 in Houston area - Your Houston News: Sports
The 2016 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors will commence on Monday, Jan. 18, in an effort to connect with Astros fans throughout Houston and central and south Texas.

Bullpen pieces come at premium price for Astros - Houston Chronicle
The deal with Philadelphia that brought the Astros Ken Giles, their new presumed closer, is not the first that declared over the days of prospect hoarding.

MLB News

The Rockies might finally be rebuilding - SBNation.com
Sunday morning's Say Hey includes the Rockies finally finding their direction, a new steroid scandal none of us want to hear about, and an update on a couple of the biggest remaining free agents.

Nationals, Phillies back Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Howard denials of Al Jazeera steroid report - SBNation.com
Ryan Howard and Ryan Zimmerman, both linked to HGH by Al Jazeera in a televised report on Sunday, both denied the allegations and were supported by the Phillies and Nationals, respectively.

The Nationals got a Daniel Murphy for Christmas - SBNation.com
Saturday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Nationals' new second baseman, the White Sox's waning offense and the year Frank Thomas had his own video game.

Oakland A's legend Dave Henderson dead at age 57 - Athletics Nation
Dave Henderson died Sunday of cardiac arrest one month after getting a kidney transplant, reports Bob Nightengale of USA TODAY.

The Giants' Matt Duffy's extremely large cat may or may not be alive today - SBNation.com
"Dad just told Skeeter he would rip his tail off if he eats any bows."