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Houston Astros News: February 8, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, February 8, 2017.

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Close neighbors help Astros cut down on Spring Training travel - Houston Chronicle
In addition to the benefits of working out in improved facilities, the Astros will spend much less time this spring training riding on busses and in cars.

Astros' Jeff Luhnow, A.J. Hinch optimistic |
HOUSTON -- The optimism flowed from speeches by Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch, both of whom hinted that they are expecting big things while speaking at a media luncheon on Tuesday at Minute Maid Park, where the team's slogan for this season was unveiled: “Earn It.“

Astros reliever Harris guaranteed $5M in 2-year deal | News & Observer
All-Star reliever Will Harris is guaranteed $5 million in his two-year contract with the Houston Astros.

MLB News

Yankees sign Chris Carter to one-year contract - Pinstripe Alley
Brian Cashman found first base insurance in the form of the NL home run leader. Not bad.