Welcome to the Monday Boil!
Forrest Whitley, Luis Garcia, & Hunter Brown will be starting Spring Training games three, four, and five respectively for the Houston Astros. Today’s game, once again at 12:05 CT, will see Whitley lead Houston to host the Miami Marlins.
These games really are going fast. Today’s contest clocked in at seven minutes over two hours. In fact, the very quickest of 2022’s Houston contests was 20 minutes longer even than that.
Houston Astros News
How Manny Machado’s deal could impact Astros’ Alex Bregman (houstonchronicle.com)
Get to know Astros prospect J.P. France (mlb.com)
Baker A Bit Concerned About Astros Players Absent For WBC (si.com)
Dusty Baker, Houston Astros brace for MLB rule changes (chron.com)
Jose Altuve opens up on his family-like bond with Houston Astros teammates (sportskeeda.com)
Astros’ Kyle Tucker aims to follow up All-Star season with lofty goal (chron.com)
AL West News
3 Angels players who may not be on the roster following the 2023 season (halohangout.com)
Former Braves top prospects shine for A’s in spring debuts (mlb.com)
Drayer: Mariners get serious in batting cage with revolutionary machine (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Rangers’ Jacob deGrom looks to set record straight on Mets exit: ‘Thought I’d be back’ (nypost.com)
Other MLB News
San Francisco Giants notes: Back injury compounds a disappointing spring for Luis González (theathletic.com)
MLB’s bigger bases could lead to more steals, fewer injuries (MLB.nbcsports.com)
Suspended Padres star Tatis plans on ‘redeeming myself’ (mlb.nbcsports.com)
Mike Lupica: Yankees head into a new season with the same problem ... the Houston Astros (nydailynews.com)
Former pitching coach Phil Regan sues Mets for age discrimination (mlb.nbcsports.com)
Sunday Notes: Born To Brits, Harry Ford Could Be MLB’s Next Great Black Catcher (fan graphs.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Carl Warwick (86) played in 280 games for the Houston Colt .45s in 1962 and 1963, slashing .257/.315/.373 with 23 home runs and 107 RBI. He played left, right, and centerfield equally well, making only three errors in nearly 2300 innings in the field.