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Astros Crawfish Boil: February 22, 2018

Houston Astros news and notes from around the league for Monday, February 22, 2018.

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Houston Astros Photo Day
Yuli Gurriel will be used all over the field in the Spring.
Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

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Astros News

Astros minor-league pitcher Forrest Whitley suspended 50 games for violating drug policy

We’ve all heard the news by now, but here is the USA Today article about it just the same.

Starter at 1B, Gurriel will play all over diamond

Hinch plans to utilize several Astros’ versatility

Prospect Armenteros to start Grapefruit opener

Hinch, Astros rewarding righty for impressive 2017 season

Nats, Astros announce new name for ST park

Clubs strike partnership for FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches

Around The League

Cuban prospect Martinez granted free agency

Outfielder, 21, can sign with MLB club as soon as March 6

Cashman: Initial plan is to have Drury play 3B

Yankees GM, Boone excited to bring versatile infielder aboard

MLB to allow any player to bat in 9th? Let’s discuss the dumbest rule proposal ever

Supposedly, MLB execs have discussed letting teams hit any three hitters they want in the ninth

Rays Replace Steven Souza With Older Steven Souza

Jeff Sullivan takes a look at the Tampa Bay Rays’ trade of Steven Souza.