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Astros Crawfish Boil: March 8, 2016

Astros news and notes from Spring Training.

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports

Astros News

Astros revise manager A.J. Hinch's contract - Houston Chronicle
Last summer, Hinch's contract was reported to be for three years and an option. However, Hinch said previously that report was incorrect.

Mike Fiers not worried about spot in Astros' rotation - Houston Chronicle
TAMPA, Fla. — Mike Fiers will make starts in 2016. So will Doug Fister and Scott Feldman, assuming health for this righthanded trio, so hand-wringing over the five-man rotation to begin the year is probably fruitless.

Astros utility infielder Danny Worth has a mean knuckleball, too - Houston Chronicle
TAMPA, Fla. — Somewhere along the way, Danny Worth reached base and Dan Johnson was playing first base.

MLB News

The Cubs and Jake Arrieta disagree on years for 'mega extension' -
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Jake Arrieta's need for years, the five most important players of the NL West, and Jhonny Peralta's disappointing injury.

The 5 most interesting players in the NL West -
From rookies to Instagram heroes, here are the most compelling stories on each team in the National League West.

The Rockies carried on Troy Tulowitzki's tradition of hosting pediatric cancer patients even though he was traded -
"It's good for those kids to get out from the environment they're in ... let everything go away, and just enjoy being a kid."

Yoenis Cespedes' new spring training ride is a customized tricycle -
Not quite a Ferrari, but still very cool!

Jhonny Peralta's injury continues an unfortunate trend - Viva El Birdos
The Cardinals lost more vital players to the disabled list in 2015 than any other team. The hope for a healthier 2016 is off to a bad start.

Orioles sign Pedro Alvarez to one year contract worth up to $7.25 million - Camden Chat
The Orioles signed Pedro Alvarez on Monday night, assuming he passes the physical and doesn't pull a Dexter Fowler and return to his old team. What the heck does he add to the O's?