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BBTN: Whitley Suspension, Yankee Targets, 6-Man Rotations

Buster Olney talks to Keith Law about the implications of the Forrest Whitley suspension, if the Yankees will target Alex Cobb, the Angels' potential six man rotation and more (7:24). Plus, Karl Ravech's chat with Aaron Judge & Giancarlo Stanton (30:12), Sarah Langs' "Numbers Game" (32:49) and interesting comments from Rob Manfred (37:13).

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50-game suspension a setback for Whitley (0:40)
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Touted Astros prospect suspended 50 games

Forrest Whitley, a right-hander who is considered one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, has been suspended for violating the minor league drug program.

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Keuchel concerned with new pace-of-play rules (1:11)
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McCullers: New Rules "Do More Harm Than Good"

Buster Olney talks to Astros P Lance McCullers Jr. about the new mound visitation rules, how the rules impact the integrity of the game and much more.

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Hinch and Houston ready to face expectations (0:25)
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Altuve says Houston's future is 'bright' (0:49)
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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros ace Justin Verlander coming straight into your kitchen.

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was purposely vague when discussing the weaknesses he worked on this offseason. Then he came clean: "Fastballs down the middle. That was my weakness. I couldn't hit them."

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Three pitchers win arbitration cases, two lose

Cleveland's Trevor Bauer, Houston's Collin McHugh and Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi have won their salary arbitration cases. Toronto's Marcus Stroman and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson have lost. The decisions for the pitchers leave players with an 11-8 advantage.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Asked about Justin Verlander's comment that the road in the American League goes through the Astros, CC Sabathia had a simple answer: "He's right." At the same time, he said the Yankees are ready to embrace the idea that the Evil Empire is back. So when does the season start?

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Rivalry brewing between Yanks, Astros? (1:59)
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Astros cite renewed focus for season at hand

The Astros clinched their first World Series title a little more than three months ago, but manager A.J. Hinch is already growing tired of answering title-related questions.

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Avisail Garcia gets $6.7M from ChiSox

Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia won his salary arbitration case against the team and will get a raise to $6.7 million instead of the club's $5.85 million offer.

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Verlander: 'I think we're the team to beat' (0:50)
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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros ace Justin Verlander: "The American League goes through us."

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

Astros skipper A.J. Hinch on having Gerrit Cole join Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel in the rotation: "We've got three guys that pitched Opening Day last year. That's pretty good depth."

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Eddie Matz ESPN Senior Writer 

New Astro Gerrit Cole, who came over from Pittsburgh in an offseason trade, on the most exciting thing about joining the World Series champs: "I don't have to face them."

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Verlander: Path to title goes through Houston

Astros ace Justin Verlander says the path to the World Series goes through Houston after an MLB Network host called the Yankees the American League favorite.

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Hearings held for P McHugh and OF Garcia

Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh and White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia had their salary arbitration hearings heard on Tuesday. Players lead 7-6 in the decisions announced thus far.

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3Tied-16th
Batting Average.14828th
On Base Percentage.17928th
Slugging Percentage.37015th
Earned Run Average2.578th
Quality Starts0Tied-1st
WHIP1.2912th
BAA.1743rd