Found March 21, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
PLAYERS: Jayson Stark
TEAMS: Houston Astros
The Houston Astros have sold off most of their veteran players over the past year-plus in an effort to acquire talent and build toward a squad that can compete for years to come. With the regular season approaching, Houston continues to tell teams that they are willing to listen on any of their players, according to Jayson Stark of ESPN. Other clubs say #Astros still telling teams they'll listen on anyone if they get 2 or more players back. Lots of scouts eyeing Lucas Harrell — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) March 20, 2013 Other clubs tell Stark that the Astros are willing to trade any player as long as they are able to get two or more players in return. Lots of scouts are currently eyeing right-hander Lucas Harrell, while Bud Norris has also been mentioned in trade talks this offseason. Over the past year-plus the Astros have traded shortstop Jed Lowrie, outfielders Ben Francisco and Carlos Lee and pitchers Brandon Lyon, J.A. Happ, David Carpenter and Mark Melancon – among others – in an effort to get young and build its farm system. Follow @mlbinjurynews !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + ''; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })(); Looking for fantasy baseball advice?

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