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Houston Astros News: February 14, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Breakdown of players at Astros' major league spring training - Houston Chronicle
Pitchers and catchers report to West Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday and by the middle of the weekend nearly 60 players in Astros uniforms will be working out on the fields of the team's brand new spring training complex.

New spring facility set to welcome Astros |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Astros senior vice president for business operations Marcel Braithwaite was in a construction trailer Thursday night when he noticed that the large orange star with an "H" in front of it sitting in front of the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches was suddenly lit up. The Astros' symbol was reflecting on a small lake in front of the facility and served as a glowing indication the team's sparkling new Spring Training facility was just about ready. The Astros, who will share a stadium on the site with the Nationals, got a certificate of occupancy Monday as a couple of players and dozens of construction workers both put in their work in the afternoon sun.

Sneak peek at the Astros' new spring training facility - Houston Chronicle
Fans won't be allowed to step foot in the Astros' new spring training facility until Saturday, but the Houston Chronicle got a quick sneak peek Monday.

Going All In: Houston Astros Should Pursue LHP Travis Wood - Houston - Scout
Just a couple of days away from the start of Spring Training, the Astros still need another left-handed pitcher out of the bullpen. Here's a great option for them with limited time available.

Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Will play first base in 2017 -
Astros' Yulieski Gurriel: Will play first base in 2017

How the Houston Astros won the offseason | isportsweb
The Astros had a phenomenal offseason, highlighted by signing Josh Reddick and Carlos Beltran and trading for Brian McCann.

MLB News

How watchable are the Atlanta Braves going to be in 2017? -
Bargain veterans are always a risk for a rebuilding team, but the Braves have built a surprisingly compelling lineup and rotation.

The Brandon Phillips trade makes sense for all sides -
Monday morning’s Say Hey, Baseball includes why everyone agreed to the Brandon Phillips deal, why no one claimed Byung Ho Park, and why Brian Cashman isn’t going anywhere.

Marlins are not guaranteed to be a big-market monster with a new owner -
It’s a nice thought. But the scars run deep.