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Astros Crawfish Boil: April 8, 2016 -- MLB Opening Day 2016

Astros news and notes from New York.

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Astros News

Teixeira's big home run powers Yankees past Astros - NY Daily News
Mark Teixeira was shaping up as an MVP candidate last year for the Yankees before fouling a ball off his right shin ended his season.

Preview: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Houston Astros | FOX Sports
The Houston Astros will continue their season-opening road trip when they begin a three-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

On deck: Astros at Milwaukee Brewers - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros first baseman Chris Carter has two hits, including one home run, and a team-high three RBIs in his first nine at-bats with Milwaukee.

Astros send Michael Feliz down, call up Chris Devenski - Houston Chronicle
A day after exhausting 107 pitches in a 4 1/3-inning relief appearance, Michael Feliz was optioned Thursday to Class AAA Fresno. The Astros selected the contract of Chris Devenski to replace Feliz as the long reliever in their bullpen.

Jeff Luhnow discusses Astros' decision to send Alex Bregman to AA - Houston Chronicle
Alex Bregman capped his first professional season with a 37-game stint at Advanced Class A Lancaster. At season's end, the Jethawks coaching staff reported to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow that Bregman was ready for the challenges presented by Class AA.

Astros' Decision To Use Ken Giles In Non-Closing Role Is Progressive - Forbes
Houston Astros fans and Ken Giles-fantasy baseball owners alike might have been aghast upon manager A.J. Hinch reportedly naming Luke Gregerson—not Giles—as closer.

Minute Maid debuts delicious new ballpark menu this Astros season
The Astros are expected to return home Monday, and the crews around Minute Maid Park want to make sure everything is ready for the home opener — including the ball park menu. The park is adding some...

MLB News

Kyle Schwarber might only have a sprained ankle, but an MRI is coming -
Friday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Kyle Schwarber's collision, an eruption of awful in Philadelphia and the importance of lineup construction.

The Royals are a disgrace to baseball - or so the media would have you think - Royals Review
The Royals are manufacturing runs and manufacturing outrage.

The key to a Red Sox-Padres Pablo Sandoval trade could be Melvin Upton - Over the Monster
The Red Sox need an outfielder, and Melvin Upton happens to cost about as much as Sandoval. For a time, anyway.

Cubs' Kyle Schwarber carted off field after scary outfield collision -
This didn't look good, at all.

Fredi Gonzalez, Erick Aybar and lineup construction - Talking Chop
Sometimes, things just don't make sense.