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0-0, 2nd in AL West
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Source: Astros, Verlander reach $66M extension

Astros pitcher Justin Verlander, who was due to be a free agent after the 2019 season, has agreed to a $66 million extension through the 2021 season, sources told ESPN.

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Starter Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros are in agreement on a two-year, $66 million contract extension, a league source with knowledge of the deal tells ESPN - Jeff Passan

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Hinch confident about Astros heading into season

Although expectations remain high for a Houston team that returns the majority of its roster from last season, manager AJ Hinch said Tuesday he will be careful to make sure these Astros don't look too far ahead in 2019.

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Yanks guest instructor Mazzilli struck by BP ball

Yankees guest instructor Lee Mazzilli remains in the hospital, resting comfortably after being struck in the head by a ball in batting practice in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday.


BBTN: First Game, Trout/Bregman, Conforto

Buster discusses the first game of 2019 with Eduardo Perez (5:35), dishes on the Mike Trout & Alex Bregman deals with Keith Law (9:50), dives into the numbers with Hembo (24:19) and catches up with Mets OF Michael Conforto to talk about his perspective on the Trout deal and expectations for New York this season (30:40).

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Astros sign reliever Pressly to 2-year extension

Reliever Ryan Pressly, who was 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 77 outings for the Twins and Astros last season, has signed a two-year extension with Houston through the 2021 season.


BBTN: Boras' Tough Winter, Correa, Semien, Sciambi

Before hearing from Carlos Correa (36:42) & Marcus Semien (43:17), Buster & Boog Sciambi discuss the video game epidemic, Scott Boras' rough winter, Clayton Kershaw & more (4:38). Plus, Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (30:16).

BBTN: Hinch's Gripes, Doolittle, Cards' Issues

Before hearing from Nationals RP Sean Doolittle (31:43), Buster & Tim Kurkjian discuss A.J. Hinch's gripes, strength of schedule concerns, Carlos Gonzalez's signing & much more (8:11). Plus, Derrick Goold with some "Inside Heat" on the Cardinals' spring struggles (37:20).

Hinch says ump overreacted ejecting him (1:16)
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Hinch tossed, says ump 'known for overreaction'

Astros manager AJ Hinch, not backing down given postgame hindsight, called umpire Angel Hernandez "unprofessional" and "arrogant" after being ejected in the first inning of a split-squad spring training game.

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Ultimate 2019 MLB betting guide

World Series, season win totals and player props -- there are more ways than ever to bet baseball. Here are our nine best futures bets for this season.

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Predicting the next top-100 player for all 30 teams

From top prospects and rising young stars to bounce-back candidates, which players who missed the MLB Rank cut could soon find a place on the list?

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Astros' Martes suspended 80 games for drug test

Astros pitcher Francis Martes, who was expected to miss this season after undergoing Tommy John surgery, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a PED.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2557th
On Base Percentage.3297th
Slugging Percentage.4258th
Earned Run Average3.111st
Quality Starts1051st