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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 16, 2016

News and notes from Spring Training.

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News

Washington Nationals 6-4 over Houston Astros: Gio Gonzalez vs the 'Stros + Lucas Giolito - Federal Baseball
Washington Nationals' lefty Gio Gonzalez walked four batters for the second straight start, but was far more efficient this time out, throwing a total of 68 pitches in four innings against the Houston Astros in what ended up 6-4 Nationals' win.

Nationals Score Three off McHugh, Beat Astros 6-4 - ABC News
Nationals Score Three off McHugh, Beat Astros 6-4

Astros outfielder George Springer hit by pitch once again - Houston Chronicle
George Springer, who landed on the disabled list last year from July 2 to Sept. 4 with a fractured right wrist after he was hit by a pitch, was hit by a pitch for the team-leading third time this spring.

MLB News

Edwin Encarnacion and the Blue Jays disagreed about extension length, too -
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the Blue Jays faltering extension talks, Adam LaRoche's sudden decision, and Ned Yost breaking bricks with his hands.

The 5 most interesting players of the AL East -
Pablo Sandoval's weight! Starlin Castro's brain! Here are the most compelling stories of the American League East!

Assuming Adam LaRoche retires, what's next for White Sox? - South Side Sox
Justin Morneau makes a lot of sense all of a sudden

Watch Royals manager Ned Yost break concrete blocks with his bare hands like it's no big deal -

Why did a new Rays stadium search take so long? - DRaysBay
The Rays finally have permission to search for a new stadium in Tampa Bay, but why did it take this long to happen?