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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 3, 2016

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News and notes from Astros Spring Training.

Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News

No extension talk for Astros' Jose Altuve, who's thrilled for friend Sal Perez's new deal - Houston Chronicle
Jose Altuve is thrilled for his childhood friend Sal Perez, a fellow Venezuelan star who worked out an extension with the Royals that guarantees considerably more money than the very team friendly deal Perez was previously bound to.

Astros play spring opener Thursday on MLB Network - Houston Chronicle
Jon Singleton, whom manager A.J. Hinch said has the "first look" at first base, is among a group traveling west across Florida for the Astros' opening exhibition game of the spring season Thursday, a 12:05 p.m. CT contest against the Phillies.

Astros 411 :: Lance McCullers will be guest on Astroline Friday
Houston Astros right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers will be the guest on Astroline Friday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT), which moves to the ESPN Club at Disney's BoardWalk in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

Astros' Luke Gregerson: Throws off mound Wednesday - CBSSports.com
Astros' Luke Gregerson: Throws off mound Wednesday

MLB News

Aroldis Chapman's suspension is as right as it can be - SBNation.com
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the policies behind Aroldis Chapman's suspension, Salvador Perez's new extension and figuring out the best bet in baseball.

Aroldis Chapman suspended 30 games under domestic violence policy - SBNation.com
MLB has handed out the first suspension under its new domestic violence policy, and it didn't take a conviction or even an arrest to cause it.

The Royals should not have extended Salvador Perez - Royals Review
Why turn a club-friendly deal into a non-club friendly deal?

Chris Sale is underpaid, but he's no Sal Perez - South Side Sox
Kansas City catcher receives restructured deal to make up for unfavorable extension, but his example is too extreme in multiple ways