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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 25, 2016

News and notes from Astros Spring Training.

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Astros News

Jose Altuve among Astros to get carded on photo day - Houston Chronicle
Even a three-time All-Star and Gold Glove winner like Jose Altuve walked from station to station with a sheet of paper with his name and position to identify himself Wednesday morning for the Astros’ annual photo day.

Texas Rangers: Gosselin: Flip a coin between the Rangers and Astros to decide the AL West in 2016 | SportsDay
Columnist Rick Gosselin recently held a chat to discuss all things D-FW sports. Here are some highlights:Question: What do you predict the Rangers...

Being mentioned in trade talks familiar for Astros prospect Derek Fisher - Houston Chronicle
The Blue Jays, Angels and Reds this week saw a three-way trade that would have included the Reds' Jay Bruce called off because of medical reviews, per reports. The Rockets just had the Donatas Montiejunas deal voided.

Houstons Astros minor league affiliate to roll out 'Three Amigos'-inspired jerseys - San Antonio Express-News
The Fresno Grizzlies, a Triple-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, will roll out "Three Amigos"-inspired jerseys this season, according to the team's official Twitter account.

Scott Feldman's session delayed by rain - Houston Chronicle
Veteran righthander Scott Feldman was disappointed that his first live batting practice of spring training was pushed back a day because of Wednesday's rain.

MLB News

Theo Epstein is going to get paid -
Thursday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Theo Epstein's looming extension, David Freese's poor timing on free agency, and criticism of the Pablo Sandoval fat-shamers.

It's apparently a Golden Age of third basemen, and David Freese is getting hosed -
How does a solid, reliable player enter March without a job? It's unfair, but it's also pretty simple.

Yoenis Cespedes will lend out his $400,000 Lamborghini in order to get round waffles -
Yoenis Cespedes is very serious about his waffles.