*Jexas took a quick trip to Spring Training and wrote about it.
*Edison Frias got himself thrown out of the first Spring Training game (an 11-4 loss to the Tigers) thanks to hitting Miguel Cabrera after giving up back to back to back home runs in the 3rd. Frias was surprised he got ejected because he hit Cabrera with a breaking ball:
I couldn't command any of my pitches. I was all over the place.
Still, Cabrera diffused a situation that could have ended with a fight.
*Brad Peacock, who threw two scoreless innings yesterday, is fighting for a job with the Astros. He'll have to pass through waivers if he doesn't earn an Opening Day roster spot. Peacock:
I know I'm out of options. I really hope I can stay here because I love it here.
*Colin Moran spent the offseason working with hitting coach Jeff Albert. Hinch:
He understands the sequencing of his swing a little bit more and getting in the right slot and being able to maintain his swing through the entire swing.
*RIP Jamie Hildreth. Check out Alyson Footer's tribute.
*Alex Bregman isn't going to the WBC to sit.
*Michael Bourn, who signed a minor-league deal with Baltimore on Monday, broke his finger catching a football on Friday.
*Jon Bernhardt: Who is the worst team in baseball right now?
*The Astros play the Braves today at 12:05pm Central.