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Houston Astros News
Astros insider: How Carlos Correa prepared for a key at-bat against Framber Valdez (Houston Chronicle)
AL West News
Seattle Mariners Offseason Primer: Who could be on their radar? (Seattle Sports)
The Move A’s Owner John Fisher Could Make to Signify Times Have Indeed Changed (Sports Illustrated)
After A’s season of horrors, fans face MLB approval for Fisher’s Vegas move (San Francisco Chronicle)
Houston Astros Birthdays
LHP Mark McLemore (43) made 29 trips out of the pen for the 2007 Astros, going 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA. He carried a 4.73 FIP, a 1.600 WHIP, and 9.0 K/9 over 35 innings.
IF Alex Taveras (68) appeared in 14 games for Houston in 1976, going 10-for-46 with a pair of RBI. He wouldn’t again appear at the major league level for six seasons, resurfacing with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1982.
1B/OF Joe Pepitone (1940-2023) played in 75 contests for Houston in 1970, hitting .251/.298/.470 with 14 home runs and 35 RBI.