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New DVDs capture all aspects of Astros' run
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Astros fans can relive each moment from the team’s unforgettable run up to and through the World Series with Tuesday’s release of “The 2017 World Series,” the official documentary from Major League Baseball and the “2017 World Series Collector’s Edition: Houston Astros,” an eight-disc complete game set on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Source: Angels agree with prospect Maitan
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The Angels have agreed to terms with 17-year-old Venezuelan shortstop Kevin Maitan, the top prospect the Braves forfeited for violating international signing rules, a source confirmed to MLB.com on Tuesday. The agreement is worth $2.2 million and is pending a physical, per MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez.

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Martinez, Griffin become free agents
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The Rangers’ pitching purge continued on Friday night when the club announced that right-handers A.J. Griffin and Nick Martinez have not been tendered contracts for 2018.

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Sources: Texas, Minor agree to multi-year deal
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The Rangers reached a multi-year agreement with free-agent pitcher Mike Minor, according to Major League sources confirming a report from Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The Rangers have not announced the transaction.

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Rangers quietly confident in Ohtani pursuit
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The Rangers are expressing quiet confidence inside the industry that they feel they have a “good chance” of signing Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani.

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Mariners hire DeLunas as bullpen coach
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Mariners manager Scott Servais completed his Major League staff on Monday by naming Brian DeLunas the bullpen coach for the upcoming season. DeLunas, who has been working for the past six months as the director of pitching development at CSE Talent in St. Louis, will be joining a big league staff for the first time […]

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Altuve, Watt named SI Sportspersons of Year
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Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt were named the 2017 SI Sportspersons of the Year by Sports Illustrated. The announcement was made late Monday on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

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Angels reportedly among finalists for Ohtani
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The Angels remain in the mix for Japanese star Shohei Ohtani, as MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal reported on Sunday that they are one of seven teams which will meet with the right-handed pitcher/left-handed slugger this week in Los Angeles. The club has not confirmed the reports.

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Astros not among teams on Ohtani's list
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The Astros’ planned “full-court press” to land Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani never really got a chance to materialize. A source confirmed to MLB.com on Monday morning that the Astros weren’t one of the teams Ohtani and his representatives planned to meet with this week.

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Rangers among teams in running for Ohtani
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The Shohei Ohtani saga took an unexpected twist this weekend as the Mariners, Giants, Padres, Rangers, Cubs and Dodgers were among the clubs with reason to remain optimistic, while the Yankees — and about half of Major League Baseball’s 30 teams — had been told they are no longer in the running for the most […]

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Mariners' pursuit of Ohtani takes positive turn
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Speculation that the Mariners are among the top contenders in the Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes rose sharply Sunday when the Yankees, Red Sox and numerous other teams were informed by the Japanese star’s representatives that they were not in the running.

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Keuchel in boot due to minor foot sprain
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Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been wearing a protective walking boot as a precautionary measure on his left foot for the past few weeks after suffering a minor foot sprain, the team confirmed Sunday. The injury shouldn’t be a problem for Keuchel’s offseason workout regimen.

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