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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 1, 2016

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Astros news and notes from Spring Training.

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Astros News

2016 season preview: No. 5 Houston Astros
The Astros surprised many by reaching the postseason in 2015. Could even bigger things be in store for Houston this season?

Wandy Rodriguez informed he will not make Astros roster - Houston Chronicle
Wandy Rodriguez was informed Thursday he will not make the Astros, meaning the final spot on the team's opening day roster is down to right-handers James Hoyt and Michael Feliz.

Astros' Lance McCullers throws live batting practice - Houston Chronicle
Lance McCullers threw a live batting practice session Thursday at the Astros' spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., and "all reports were really good," according to manager A.J. Hinch.

Astros' home opener officially a sellout - Houston Chronicle
The Astros announced Thursday that their April 11 home opener is officially a sellout.

Bold predictions: Astros' Carlos Correa is MVP material
USA TODAY Sports baseball staff makes their bold predictions.

MLB News

The Blue Jays tried to bribe a teammate to eat 8 pounds of mac and cheese, but $15k wasn't enough - SBNation.com
It was only 8 pounds!

The 9 weirdest baseball promo giveaways of all time - SBNation.com
Freebie free-for-all.

This very good dog is already the best baseball fan of the year - SBNation.com
Good dog.