Houston Astros


2015 record: 86-76, 2nd place AL West, Wild Card winner

Manager: A.J. Hinch, 2nd season

Estimated 2016 payroll: $80 million


It is always strange to see good players in new uniforms after they change teams. Nationals fans experienced that on Thursday when Doug Fister was signed by the Houston Astros.


The Orioles have reached an agreement with infielder Paul Janish on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.


The Nationals’ long and winding path toward relocating their spring training home began moving in a straight and expedited direction Monday when club executives joined MLB commissioner Rod Manfred