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Houston Astros News: November 23, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, November 22, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros could be in market for another bat | MLB.com
HOUSTON -- The Astros, as promised, have moved at a breakneck pace this offseason to upgrade their team.

Former Astros catcher Jason Castro to sign with Twins - Houston Chronicle
It was a foregone conclusion Jason Castro's tenure with the Astros was over as soon as the team acquired catcher Brian McCann from the Yankees last week.

Astros' Jon Singleton passes through waivers unclaimed - Houston Chronicle
Still owed $4.5 million on the five-year, $10 million extension he signed in 2014, Jon Singleton passed through waivers unclaimed and will remain with the Astros as a Class AAA player.

Astros' Nolan Fontana claimed off waivers by Angels - Houston Chronicle
Astros minor league infielder Nolan Fontana was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Los Angeles Angels.

MLB News

Finding a free agent home for Edwin Encarnacion - SBNation.com
The Blue Jays might be moving on from their long-time slugging friend, but there aren’t a lot of teams that can afford him, either.

MLB owners could reportedly vote to lock out players on Dec. 1 - SBNation.com
With just over a week left in negotiations, there’s a sign that baseball might be in labor trouble after all.