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Houston Astros News: March 3, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, March 3, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

Nationals 13-1 over Astros in Grapefruit League blowout: Jayson Werth, Anthony Rendon and Bryce Harper homer in win... - Federal Baseball
In the second battle of The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Nationals came out on top again in a 13-1 Grapefruit League blowout win over the Astros.

What we learned from week 2 of Astros spring training - Houston Chronicle
Almost three weeks into spring training, the Astros have played six spring training games and opened the brand new Ballpark of the Palm Beaches they are sharing with the Washington Nationals.

8-year vet Josh Reddick takes instant shine to Astros - Houston Chronicle
Josh Reddick is a grammar snob, a self-described "down-south redneck," and possibly the most at-ease guy in the Astros' clubhouse.

Astros' Brad Peacock struggles against Nationals - Houston Chronicle
Astros righthander Brad Peacock, a roster longshot who is out of minor league options, was knocked around Thursday by the Washington Nationals.

MLB News

Major League Baseball unveils official rule changes for 2017 season -
The no-pitch intentional walk is official, umpire reviews have a time limit, and Carter Capps has some work to do.

Red Sox injury news: David Price undergoes MRI on elbow - MLB Daily Dish
The club is concerned about Price, and has already scheduled a second opinion.

David Price is getting a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, which usually doesn’t end well -
We think we know what a second opinion on a pitcher’s elbow means, but are we right to speculate?

This Mets prospect nonchalantly grabbed a bat that was helicoptering toward his danged head -
Luis Guillorme just made the catch of the year, and it didn’t involve a baseball.

José Abreu’s story is more than eating a passport -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the worst month for baseball, a wind-up to keep an eye on, and José Abreu’s testimony.