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Come see the Astros players, coaches and media members as they ramp up to the 2016 season.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros annouced their 2016 Houston Astros Caravan presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors on Wednesday. The caravan has always been a way for the Astros and fans to connect across Texas. This year the team will make stops in San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi and of course Houston.

New this year, the Astros will host "Carvan James" at certain appearances (North Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi) that will include music, inflatables, traditional baseball fare and interaction with players through a public Q&A session.

Current players are expected to appear include Jose Altuve, Mike Fiers, Ken Giles, Marwin Gonzalez, Dallas Keuchel, Jake Marisnick, Lance McCullers, Brad Peacock, Colby Rasmus, Max Stassi, Preston Tucker and Luis Valbuena. As well as manager A.J. Hinch, TV broadcaster Bill Brown, and radio broadcasters Robert Ford and Steve Sparks.

On Friday Jan. 22, The Astros will host the Diamond Dreams Gala with James Taylor. The following day on the Jan. 23, the Astros will host Astro FanFest.

Details for Caravan are as follows, subject to change:

Monday, Jan. 18- Astros Day of Service

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, featuring Marwin Gonzalez
• 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• 2404 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77098

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Whataburger
• 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
• 18303 W. Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78257

Caravan Jam at H-E-B

• 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• 9900 Wurzbach, San Antonio, TX 78230

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
• 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
• 2643 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78230

Chick-fil-A
• 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
• 19303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77094
*Note- during this hour, any fan dining in with an Astros T-shirt or jersey on will receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Caravan Jam at The Domain
• 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin, TX 78758

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
• 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
• 1104 C-Bar Ranch Trail, Cedar Park, TX 78613

Corpus Christi
Mike Fiers, Preston Tucker, Bill Brown
Corpus Christi Hooks Luncheon
• 11:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
• The Omni Hotel | 900 Shoreline Blvd., Corpus Christi, 78401
• Open to ticketed public

Caravan Jam at La Palmera Mall at Center Court
• 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
• 5488 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
• 5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
• 5001 S. Padre Island Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Whataburger
• 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
• 340 Highway 6, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing, featuring Marwin Gonzalez and Robert Ford
• 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
• 9734 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77055


Thursday, Jan. 21

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
• 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
• 4627 E. Sam Houston Parkway S., Houston, TX 77043

Astroline at Pluckers featuring Jake Marisnick and Max Stassi
• 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
• 1400 Shepherd Dr., Houston TX 77007

Houston and The Woodlands
Jose Altuve, Ken Giles, Dallas Keuchel, Bill Brown
Chick-fil-A
• 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
• 2222 Shearn St., Houston, TX 77007
*Note- during this hour, any fan with an Astros T-shirt or jersey on will receive a free Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, with any purchase

Caravan Jam at the Fountains at Waterway Square
• 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
• 24 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
• 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
• 1360 Lake Woodlands Dr., Spring, TX 77380