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Houston Astros News: December 20, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, December 20, 2016.

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Astros News

The new Astros-Nationals spring training facility has a bird problem
The new Nationals-Astros spring training facility is doing its own live action version of Angry Birds. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals are getting a new spring training facility in Palm Beach, and construction is well underway. Yes, according to the Palm Beach Post, birds have been invading

Astros To Sign Juan Centeno - MLB Trade Rumors
The Astros have struck a minor-league deal with catcher Juan Centeno, according to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter). He’ll join the MLB side of spring camp as part of the arrangement.

Astros News: Team signs catcher Juan Centeno to minors deal | FOX Sports
Astros sign a catcher with MLB experience as a minor league option if needed.Breaking news, the Houston Astros have signed a catcher to challenge for the starting job. He will come to spring training with the Astros in 2017. This player will then challenge Tyler Heineman, Max Stassi, or Garrett St...

Astros: Should Any Prospect Be Untouchable Going Forward? | FOX Sports
All successful teams eventually go through a stage where they must determine what to do about top prospects. The Astros are no different as the team enters a hopefully long era of competitiveness.Houston now finds itself as an organization having to prioritize the major league roster in lieu of de...

LOOK: New spring training home of Astros, Nationals is overrun by scavenger birds - CBSSports.com
And one expert doesn't think the birds will leave once the games begin

MLB News

Teams around the league don’t want Ryan Braun - SBNation.com
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at the lack of interest in Ryan Braun, some Jose Quintana rumors, and an update on Mike Mussina’s Hall of Fame chances.