Rather than overload the site with each new development in Spring Training, we're going to take it by days, and update this post. So here is your Day 1 Spring Training running post:
2:07pm: We find out that Rick Ankiel has been working out at the Cardinals Spring Training facility, and "will join the Astros soon."
1:12pm: Jose Veras is penciled in as the closer. Committee is an option.
1:11pm: Luhnow doesn't like how thin the Astros are at Catcher
1:06pm: Luhnow says pitcher Chia-Jen Lo will not participate in the World Baseball Classic.
1:04pm: Luhnow sees Cosart projecting as a starter, not a reliever. Depending on Spring Training, could possibly earn a rotation spot in 2013.
12:58pm: Catcher Carlos Perez is still in Venezuela with a visa issue
10:20am: John Ely gets box of now-useless brick-red shoes.
9:42am: Bedard is here!
9:36am: Don't call him "Chuckie Fick." His name is now "C.J. Fick."
9:24am: Erik Bedard still hasn't shown up.
8:52am: Nate Freiman hit a homer off Bo Porter
8:08am: Brocail and Porter want starters to be able to handle eight innings.
8:07am: Bo Porter has not settled on an Opening Day starter.
8:02am: SP4 and SP5 will be a "competition"
7:55am: Lucas Harrell says Bud Norris has earned the right to be the Opening Day starter