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Houston Astros News: February 22, 2017

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Houston Astros News

Astros' Dallas Keuchel planning on five Grapefruit League starts - Houston Chronicle
Even though he'll be among the last Astros starting pitchers to make his Grapefruit League debut, Dallas Keuchel said he's still planning to get five starts in during spring training.

Preston Tucker progressing in Astros camp |
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Five months removed from undergoing right shoulder surgery, Astros outfielder Preston Tucker is progressing as normal, but he has been limited to hitting flips during the first week of spring camp.

Roy Oswalt lends expertise as Astros' guest instructor - Houston Chronicle
Former Astros ace Roy Oswalt is a guest instructor for the team this week. The 39-year-old, who retired three years ago this month, arrived to the team's new complex in West Palm Beach on Tuesday and will stay in town until Saturday.

Astros: 4 Rookie hitters who will have big roles in 2017
A look at four rookies who could have significant roles on the 2017 Houston Astros roster expected to go deep in the playoffs. It's a veteran team, but...

Astros face a classic baseball question: Who's on 1st?
The Houston Astros haven't been set at first base since Lance Berkman was traded in 2010

MLB News

Some of MLB's most high-profile umpires are stepping down -
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes retiring umpires, rule changes, and a new home for Matt Wieters.

The Nationals are baseball’s sneakiest superteam again -
Matt Wieters will help the Nationals a tiny bit, but this was one of baseball’s best rosters all along.

Nationals sign Matt Wieters - MLB Daily Dish
Wieters stays in the Potomac area, joining the Nats after spending his entire career with Baltimore thus far.