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By Astros County
Location: Osceola County Stadium - Kissimmee, Florida
Pitchers and Catchers Report: Feb. 14
First Game: Feb. 25
Schedule

Projected Lineup:

1. Kaz Matsui
2. Michael Bourn
3. Lance Berkman
4. Carlos Lee
5. Miguel Tejada
6. Hunter Pence
7. Geoff Blum/Aaron Boone
8. Humberto Quintero

Rotation:

Roy Oswalt
Wandy Rodriguez
Mike Hampton
Brian Moehler
Brandon Backe

Bullpen: Long relief: Chris Sampson, Fernando Nieve
Situational: Gil de la Vara (Rule 5), Tim Byrdak, Wesley Wright
7th inning: LaTroy Hawkins
8th inning: Doug Brocail
Closer: Jose Valverde

Click here for a breakdown of the key Spring Training battles.
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Astros Trade For Reds' Keppinger
Houston acquired infielder Jeff Keppinger from Cincinnati for a player to be named later or cash considerations.  Keppinger will share time at third with Geoff Blum, and fill in at second and shortstop.

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Berkman Sidelined With Bum Shoulder
Houston first baseman Lance Berkman is suffering from left biceps tendinitis and will miss at least two days.  "It's not pending surgery, I don't think, but it's more painful and worse than I initially thought it was going to be," Berkman said.

Houston Chronicle

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Boone To Have Heart Surgery
Astros infielder Aaron Boone will leave camp to have open-heart surgery to replace an aortic valve.  Boone has been aware of his condition since college, but subsequent tests since his pre-camp physical revealed a need to address his bicuspid aortic valve.

Houston Chronicle

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Rumor: Pedro Headed To Houston
Baseball Prospectus reports that the Astros are nearing a deal for right-handed pitcher Pedro Martinez.  The 36-year-old Martinez pitched for the Dominican Republic during the World Baseball Classic in March and finished 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA last season for the New York Mets.

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Report: Astros Sign Pudge
According to an ESPN report, catcher Ivan Rodriguez has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Houston.  Rodriguez can earn an additional $1.5 million in incentives.

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