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With the first full week of Spring Training games underway, we conclude our seven-part series previewing the seven American Conference teams in the Pacific Coast League the Colorado Springs Sky Sox will play this season. 1,061 more words
Astros pitchers and catchers reported for Spring Training on Saturday. Here are some notes, as well as some photos:
White progressing steadily
Right-hander Alex White continues to progress steadily from the Tommy John surgery he underwent nearly a year ago. 569 more words
The Houston Astros will open spring training with a hefty contingent of 24 non-roster invitees in camp vying for coveted 25-man roster spots. With 40 players ahead of them on the depth charts, it will be no easy task to catch the eye of the coaching staff (and front office) while also proving they’re more capable than players with a guaranteed contract. 832 more words
Astros pitcher Mark Appel, the No. 1 overall pick in last year’s First-Year Player Draft, is recovering after undergoing an emergency appendectomy Thursday.
The Astros, in a release, said Appel’s procedure was standard and “with no complications.” He’s expected to report to Spring Training on time for the Feb. 161 more words