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Houston Astros News: January 20, 2017

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, January 20, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

New catcher McCann has high hopes for Astros
New Astros catcher Brian McCann met with fans and media in Houston on Thursday night for the first time since joining the team this offseason.

Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve fuel an explosive Astros offense
Retooled lineup has many fantasy assets, but will the pitching come around?

If it all goes right/wrong for the Astros - Lookout Landing
Did I say Astros? I meant Lastros (Knock. On. Wood.)

Ex-Astro Luis Valbuena reportedly agrees to deal with Angels - Houston Chronicle
Free agent infielder Luis Valbuena, who spent the last two seasons with the Astros, has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Angels, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal. The reported deal, exact terms of which are not yet clear, is pending a physical.

MLB News

Mark Trumbo and the win-now Orioles can’t stop now - SBNation.com
Are the Orioles done, or do they have the sense of urgency the should?

Dodgers set sights on a Jurickson Profar trade - SBNation.com
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the Dodgers’ continued search at the keystone, Mark Trumbo’s signing, and the return of a popular announcer in Boston.

Mark Trumbo returns to Orioles with reported 3-year contract - SBNation.com
Mark Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016, has returned to the Baltimore Orioles with a reported three-year contract.