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Porter reunites with Nationals under different circumstances

Porter reunites with Nationals under different circumstances

chron.com Updated Mar 5, 2013
VIERA, Fla. — Bo Porter couldn’t trump Davey Johnson’s Washington Nationals. But the Astros’ first-year manager was the main attraction Tuesday morning at Space Coast Stadium. Facing his former club for the first time since being hired by the Astr
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  • In game: Astros’ Harell plans to use curve more in 2013

    In game: Astros’ Harell plans to use curve more in 2013

    chron.com Mar 5, 2013
    VIERA, Fla. - Astros right-hander Lucas Harrell plans to use a curveball more often in 2013. Harrell said Tuesday he rarely used his curve last season and spent some games hesitant to even use it. As a result, Harrell was forced to leave some contests e
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  • Astros’ Cosart can hit 100 mph but career will be defined by co…

    Astros’ Cosart can hit 100 mph but career will be defined by control

    chron.com Mar 5, 2013
    LAKELAND, Fla. — Jarred Cosart is just 22. He walked off the mound Monday afternoon with Astros manager Bo Porter reassuring the hard-throwing righthander he’ll win many games in the major leagues during the coming years. Cosart is one of the premier
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  • Porter hopes Bedard returns to action soon

    Porter hopes Bedard returns to action soon

    MLB.com Mar 5, 2013
    Left-hander Erik Bedard has been limited to only two innings this spring because of a strained gluteal muscle. Astros manager Bo Porter said Bedard had been scheduled to pitch Saturday's game against the Braves, but he didn't pitch.
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