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Houston Astros News: March 1, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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Nationals, Astros new spring ballpark opens | MLB.com
Nationals and Astros fans were given their first glimpse of baseball's newest Spring Training facility on Tuesday, when the two clubs played their first game on the field of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Astros' Will Harris leaves game with groin tightness - Houston Chronicle
Astros relief pitcher Will Harris exited Tuesday's Grapefruit League game mid-inning because of what he described as groin tightness.

2017 Fantasy Baseball: Houston Astros Preview - Scout Fantasy - Scout
Dr. Roto looks at every relevant player on the Houston Astros' roster as we approach the Fantasy Baseball season!

Astros' prospect Francis Martes to make Grapefruit League debut Wednesday - Houston Chronicle
Righthander Francis Martes, the Astros' consensus top prospect, will pitch in his first Grapefruit League game Wednesday afternoon against the Miami Marlins, the organization that originally signed him.

Taylor opens Nats' new park with walk-off HR | MLB.com
Construction crews have been working vigorously for the past 15 months and virtually around the clock for the past few weeks to prepare for Tuesday, the opening of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches.

Astros' Will Harris: Feels groin discomfort in Tuesday's game - CBSSports.com

Astros' Will Harris: Feels groin discomfort in Tuesday's game

Astros' Carlos Beltran hits first spring homer | MLB.com

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- It was like Carlos Beltran never left the Astros. Beltran, appearing in an Astros uniform for the first time since he homered in five consecutive games in the 2004 playoffs, homered to left field in his second at-bat in his Grapefruit League debut in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Nationals.

MLB News

This is probably the end of the line for Josh Hamilton’s career - SBNation.com
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball focuses on what could be the final chapter of baseball for Josh Hamilton. Plus, we’ve got a spring walk-off dinger for you.

These spring training stats have already proven me right about the 2017 MLB season - SBNation.com
You think spring stats don’t mean anything? You’re right. But we can pretend.

Petco Park is completely flooded and the photos are wild - SBNation.com
A series of unfortunate events led to the field becoming a duck pond.