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Houston Astros News: December 7, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros plan for Chris Devenski to begin spring training as a starter - Houston Chronicle
The Astros plan to stretch out Chris Devenski as a starter in spring training before deciding whether to include him in their rotation or utilize him in relief.

Chris Sale trade shows why price of pitching likely prohibitive for Astros - Houston Chronicle
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - This is the price of elite starting pitching on the trade market: a 21-year-old infielder who is arguably the best prospect in baseball, a 20-year-old starter who reportedly has hit 105 mph on a radar gun, and two lower-level but well-regarded minor leaguers.

Astros' Michael Feliz 'more than likely' to stay in bullpen in 2017 - Houston Chronicle
Michael Feliz "more than likely" will be utilized out of the bullpen next season, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said on Tuesday, setting the stage for the Dominican righthander to occupy a role similar to what he did in 2016.

MLB News

Chris Sale traded to Red Sox for Yoan Moncada, 3 other prospects - SBNation.com
The southpaw stud will be swapping out his ‘sox.’

The Red Sox traded for Chris Sale, and they’re going to be ridiculously loaded for a long time - SBNation.com
The Sale trade doesn’t mean that they’ve won the 2017 World Series, but they’re building a juggernaut in Boston.

A quick look at Moncada, Kopech, Basabe, and Diaz - South Side Sox
White Sox get the top prospect in baseball and a whole lot more.