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Houston Astros News And Notes: Spring Training Update


With the offseason in full swing, I’ll try and recap the latest small tidbits of Astros information each week. The pieces of big news will receive it’s own articles but all small information will be recapped in Astros News and Notes on each Friday.

Remember when it seemed like the Astros would be moving to Palm Beach Garden, Florida? Well now it appears they may be moving out of the state. The Astros have yet to come to an agreement with the Palm Beach officials, and have now looked into the state of Arizona as a potential Spring Training location.

Here’s what Astros general counsel Giles Kibbe had this to say about the holdup a few week ago:

This is a good opportunity to help the city and the county be perfectly sure that a new two-team facility will go in the right location. The Astros believe that the current location is perfect for this project, but we’ll keep an open mind.We appreciate the county’s interest in getting more involved. Spring Training on the East Coast of Florida depends on this project. This is a lot bigger than the Astros and Palm Beach Gardens.

Here’s what Giles Kibbe has to say now about looking into Arizona:

Absolutely, yeah. I’m probably going over there (to Arizona) in two weeks. I’m going over there to do a few things, but that will be one of them.I’ve been over there several times. Before we started serious discussions with Palm Beach Gardens, I had been looking at sites in Arizona, and talking to a lot of different people there. It’s time to renew those discussions.

The Astros plan on moving away from Kissimmee, Florida before the spring of 2017. Ideally, the Astros would like to have their plans figured out by the end of the calendar year at the latest.

According to Evan Drellich (Houston Chronicle), former Astros minor league Yonquelys Martinez was suspended on Thursday for 50 games after testing positive for metabolites of Stanozolol, a performance-enhancing substance.

 

A few Spring Training notes via Twitter: 

 

Some Astros Articles From The Past Week At FanSided (House Of Houston / Climbing Tal’s Hill)

 

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