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chron.com Updated Jan 17, 2013
The Astros’ Rhiner Cruz, Xavier Cedeno and Fernando Martinez, among other Houston players, will represent teams in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Cruz, a right-handed reliever, will play for Spain, while Martinez will compete for an outfield spot. CedShare Tweet
Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.Share Tweet
Astros’ DeShields, Springer invited to spring trainingchron.com Jan 17, 2013The Astros announced Thursday 18 non-roster spring training invitations, including second baseman Delino DeShields, center fielder George Springer and outfielder Rick Ankiel. Ankiel agreed to a contract Thursday with the Astros, which includes a spring …Share Tweet