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Astros’ Cruz, Cedeno represent teams in 2013 World Baseball Cla…

Astros’ Cruz, Cedeno represent teams in 2013 World Baseball Classic

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. Ced
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  • Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation

    Astros give Ankiel minor league deal, invitation

    ESPN.com chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    Rick Ankiel and the Houston Astros have agreed to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
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  • Astros’ DeShields, Springer invited to spring training

    Astros’ DeShields, Springer invited to spring training

    chron.com Jan 17, 2013
    The 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 …
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Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Los Angeles Lakers left wanting more after loss to Miami Heat

    Jan 17
    The champs get it done with "less," but the Lakers need more from everyone, writes J.A. Adande.
  • NBA -- Debating who will be on the move at the trade deadline?

    Jan 17
    Should these players be on the move before the trade deadline? We debate.
  • Weekend Dime -- 2013 All-Star reserve picks

    Jan 17
    It's All-Star season, which means it's time for Marc Stein to pick his reserves for the East and West squads.
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks

    Jan 17
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Conference Championship Picks