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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 29, 2016

News and notes from Astros Spring Training.

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Astros News

Astros' Doug Fister draws start in Grapefruit League opener - Houston Chronicle
Righthander Doug Fister, who signed a $7 million free-agent contract with the Astros late last month, will start the Grapefruit League opener against the Phillies in Clearwater, Fla., Thursday

Astros' organizational depth pronounced at third - Houston Chronicle
Colin Moran, J.D. Davis and Alex Bregman took batting practice together Sunday. Tyler White was in the group as well, but he's the outlier here.

Sentencing of hacker Chris Correa moved off Astros' opening day - Houston Chronicle
The Astros' and Cardinals' home openers will not have the sentencing of Chris Correa as a backdrop.

Former Hog Dallas Keuchel Named Astros' Opening Day Starter
The Astros naming leftie Dallas Keuchel the opening day starter is somewhat of a no brainer after the way he torched batters last season to the tune of a 20-8 record with a 2.48 ERA and the manliest beard in the majors.

Texas Rangers: Matt Mosley: Why I think Astros win AL West, followed by Rangers | SportsDay
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MLB News

Please don't take what happens in spring training too seriously -
Sunday's Say Hey, Baseball, is imploring you to not look too deeply into spring training statistics. Also, Vlad Guerrero has made his cap choice for what he feels is his eventual induction into the Hall of Fame.

Rangers, Ian Desmond reportedly agree to terms on 1-year deal -
Former Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has found a new home as a free agent, reportedly agreeing to terms with the Texas Rangers on a new contract.

A raccoon exacts revenge at Yankees spring training -
We weren't prepared.

A's relief pitcher John Axford correctly picks 17 of 24 Academy Awards -
Oakland Athletics relief pitcher John Axford correctly predicted 71 percent of the Academy Awards on Sunday night.

The Orioles are finally the weirdest team in baseball -
Congratulations, Orioles?