Houston Astros News
AL Notes: Astros, Kahnle, Abreu (mlbtraderumors.com)
Houston Astros get final tuneup before World Baseball Classic (houstonchronicle.com)
Non-Houston Astros AL West News
Julio Rodriguez, five other Mariners leave camp to start preparation for WBC (seattletimes.com)
MLB pitchers adjusting to quick pace of new pitch clock (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Angels roster projections 2.0: Who makes the Opening Day roster? (halohangout.com)
The Maddux Brothers Want Their Pitchers to Laugh (nytimes.com)
Non-AL West MLB News
Every MLB Team’s Worst Contract Heading into 2023 Season (bleacherreport.com)
Thirteen-year MLB veteran Clint Barmes (44) played shortstop in 123 games for the 2011 Houston Astros. He hit .244/.312/.386 with a dozen home runs and 39 RBI.
Erik Bedard (44) has his birthday listed as March 6 on thebaseballcube.com and as March 5 on baseball-reference.com. Since I link with BBREF, I’ll go with them. Eleven-season vet Bedard was a lefty pitcher out of Canada who was 4-12 with a 4.59 ERA for the remarkable 2013 Astros (51-111). leading the team with 138 strikeouts. That team had 23 pitchers finish with at least one decision, and only one escaped with a winning record, the 1-0 mark of David Martínez.