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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 24, 2016

Spring Training is under way.

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Texas Rangers: Five things Rangers fans need to know about the Astros' offseason, including a shot in the arm for the bullpen | SportsDay
A look at the most significant off-season developments with the Houston Astros:1. RHP Ken Giles, a closer, joined a bullpen that badly needed a...

Astros owner Jim Crane says team is sticking to frugal plan - Houston Chronicle
Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday morning that his spending habits have followed the path he said they would: frugality and steady increases.

Roger Clemens excited about Astros' chances |
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens joined Astros camp for three days beginning on Tuesday, taking time to talk to some the pitchers and assisting pitching coach Brent Strom in his morning meetings. Clemens is a special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow and isn't as hands-on as he was a few years ago, when he'd throw on some spikes and toss batting practice on the back fields. Still, Clemens has plenty of knowledge to share in the early days of Spring Training.

Three Astros were most underpaid players in baseball in 2015 - Houston Chronicle
Astros owner Jim Crane said Tuesday his team would stay frugal, but have steady increases to the payroll. A look back at the 2015 salaries show how the Astros were able to be so successful with a small payroll.

Astros not taking anything for granted |
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Now that everyone expects the Astros to win and they're no longer a team on the rise or a club that could surprise, the message delivered by owner Jim Crane, general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch on Tuesday was one of avoiding complacency. Before 61 players -- the first full-squad workout of what promises to be a bang-up season for the Astros -- took the field at Osceola County Stadium, the team's brass met with the Astros in the clubhouse to discuss expectations and not taking anything for granted.

Astros report for spring training in Florida |
The Houston Astros report for their first workout at spring training today in Florida. Their first spring training game is in 10 days against the St. Louis Cardinals.

MLB News

The lessons of Cliff Lee, one of baseball's greatest pitchers -
It looks like Clifton Phifer Lee, one of the best pitchers of his generation, is calling it a career. Here's what we can learn from his 13 seasons.

Jose Reyes placed on paid leave until domestic violence case is resolved -
The Rockies' shortstop will remain in Hawaii, pending resolution of a domestic violence case.

Orioles rumors: Issue with Yovani Gallardo's physical involves his shoulder - Camden Chat
The Oriole signing of Yovani Gallardo isn't dead, but it is on hold until they get some further test results after they reportedly saw something concerning on their initial MRI.

Dexter Fowler agrees to terms with Orioles on 3-year, $35M contract -
Free agent outfielder Dexter Fowler will play for his fourth team in four years, reportedly signing with the Orioles.