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Houston Astros News: January 5, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, January 5, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Jeff Bagwell 'anxious' for upcoming Hall of Fame announcement - Houston Chronicle
Two weeks to the night of when he is expected to receive the long-awaited call, Jeff Bagwell said he is "anxious" to learn his Hall of Fame fate.

Nationals remain confident new spring training facility will be ready for opener - The Washington Post
On a recent visit, Ballpark of the Palm Beaches looked more like a concrete shell than finished product. But with its first game slated for Feb. 28, and players reporting two weeks prior, the team says it will be ready.

Who Should Be The Astros' First Baseman?
The Astros' first base job was up for grabs in spring training in 2016. Now nearly a year later, it's still not clear who will play the...

MLB News

White Sox having ‘daily’ Jose Quintana trade talks with at least 3 teams -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the latest on Jose Quintana, Mark Trumbo and the A’s, and the state of the Red Sox farm system.

Philadelphia Speculatively Listed as Potential Landing Spot for Ryan Braun - Brew Crew Ball
They’d have to get around his no trade clause, though.

Orioles rumors: Athletics have “reached out” to Mark Trumbo - Camden Chat
This part of the offseason is all about which free agents are signing with teams who aren’t the Orioles. Now Oakland is checking in on Mark Trumbo.

The Oakland A’s already have Mark Trumbo, and his name is Khris Davis - Athletics Nation
They’re basically the same player.