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Houston Astros News: March 8, 2017

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

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Houston Astros News

The Single Best Sign Out of Astros Camp | FanGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.

Predicting the Astros' opening day roster - Houston Chronicle
After 20 consecutive days of workouts or games, the Astros had their first off day of spring training Tuesday. About a dozen pitchers and catchers still reported to the complex in the morning to get in some work, but the rest of the team took the day away from baseball.

Astros Final Roster Spot, Jandel Gustave versus James Hoyt
With many Astros players reporting to play in the WBC, there will be more opportunities for some of the younger arms in the Astros system.

Carlos Correa to play 3B for Team Puerto Rico |
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's Tuesday morning on Field 5 on the Rockies' side of the Salt River Fields complex and Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is patting the inside of his glove with his fist. He's moving the dirt side to side with his cleats and pulling on the red bill of his blue Team Puerto Rico hat.

MLB News

WBC 2017 schedule: Times, TV coverage, and how to live-stream -
Israel could win Pool A with a win on Wednesday night against Netherlands.

The worst possible moves the Cleveland Indians could make - Let's Go Tribe
The Indians are blessed with a forward thinking, creative front office. What if they weren’t?

Netherlands vs. Israel will decide a World Baseball Classic pool winner -
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball looks at a decisive WBC game, the makeup of Team Israel, and the surprising places MLB teams get their information from.

Royals rookies who can make an impact in 2017 - Royals Review
Very few teams can make it through an entire season without rookies.