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02/28/2021 8:23pm
Michael Brantley (Hou) rotowire.com
Brantley will be forced to play more in the outfield this season, with Yordan Alvarez back in action this season, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/28/2021 1:57pm
Alex Bregman (Hou) rotowire.com
Bregman (hamstring) is out of the lineup for Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/27/2021 10:22pm
Robel Garcia (Hou) rotowire.com
Garcia was claimed off waivers by the Astros on Saturday.
02/27/2021 10:14pm
Justin Verlander (Hou) rotowire.com
Verlander (elbow) was placed on the 60-day injured list Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/27/2021 3:19pm
Zack Greinke (Hou) rotowire.com
Greinke has completed intake testing and joined the Astros at spring training Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/27/2021 3:16pm
Yordan Alvarez (Hou) rotowire.com
Alvarez (knee) will spend some time at first base during spring training if he's healthy, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
02/27/2021 1:46pm
Abraham Toro (Hou) rotowire.com
Toro has been filling at third base during infield drills while Alex Bregman (hamstring) is limited to batting practice only, Ryan Herrera of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/27/2021 1:30pm
Brooks Raley (Hou) rotowire.com
Raley has prepared during the offseason to fill an inning-eater role out of Houston's bullpen, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/27/2021 1:05pm
Alex Bregman (Hou) rotowire.com
Bregman (hamstring) took batting practice on the field for a second consecutive day Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/27/2021 3:46am
Yordan Alvarez (Hou) rotowire.com
Astros manager Dusty Baker suggested that it's 'very unlikely' that Alvarez (knees) will play in the outfield this season, even if it's just a game or two per week, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. "It's shown in the past that whenever [Alvarez] plays in the outfield, he's hurting for two or three days, you know what I mean?" Baker said. "Who knows? That's very speculative as to how much he's going to play or how he's going to feel. We're a long way from making that determination, I think. We're just trying to get him on the field as the DH first."
02/26/2021 3:49am
Brandon Bielak (Hou) rotowire.com
Bielak will start the Astros' first Grapefruit League contest Sunday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
02/26/2021 3:42am
Chas McCormick (Hou) rotowire.com
McCormick is competing for a reserve role in the Astros' outfield this spring, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/25/2021 5:27pm
Yordan Alvarez (Hou) rotowire.com
Alvarez (knee) stretched and ran with his teammates Thursday but did not take batting practice, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/25/2021 5:18pm
Alex Bregman (Hou) rotowire.com
Bregman (hamstring) took batting practice on the field Thursday but didn't go through fielding drills, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/25/2021 1:06pm
Yuli Gurriel (Hou) rotowire.com
Gurriel showed up to spring training noticeably slimmer, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/25/2021 12:58pm
Jose Altuve (Hou) rotowire.com
Altuve said he spent more time hitting and on his defense during the offseason than in previous years, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/24/2021 2:16pm
Forrest Whitley (Hou) rotowire.com
Whitley cleared COVID-19 intake testing and joined the Astros for workouts Wednesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/24/2021 2:10pm
Alex Bregman (Hou) rotowire.com
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Bregman has been held out of workouts this week due to a sore hamstring, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/24/2021 2:07pm
Yordan Alvarez (Hou) rotowire.com
Astros manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that Alvarez (knees) has not yet been cleared for on-field work at spring training, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/24/2021 1:27pm
Kyle Tucker (Hou) rotowire.com
Tucker is expected to serve as the everyday right fielder in 2021, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/24/2021 12:56pm
Forrest Whitley (Hou) rotowire.com
Whitley's arrival to camp is delayed due to COVID-19 intake procedures, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/24/2021 12:42pm
Steven Souza Jr. (Hou) rotowire.com
Souza said he's healthy and ready to play all three outfield spots, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/23/2021 1:18pm
Garrett Stubbs (Hou) rotowire.com
Stubbs is hoping to play outfield and second base during spring-training games, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
02/21/2021 2:56pm
Ryan Pressly (Hou) rotowire.com
Pressly spent the offseason working on his direction to the plate, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
02/20/2021 3:55pm
Forrest Whitley (Hou) rotowire.com
Whitley (arm) has yet to arrive at spring training, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.