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Are you a baseball fan? Do you love international competition? Then you won’t want to miss this article! We’ve got the latest scoop on the world of baseball featuring the Houston Astros and their players representing five different countries in the World Baseball Classic. It’s more than just friendly banter and trash talk; it’s a competition that brings out the pride and passion of every player that steps onto the field.

Even players from the same team, like Puerto Rico’s Martín Maldonado, Venezuela’s José Altuve, and the Dominican Republic’s Robel García, are ready to face off against each other. They’re fighting for the honor of their respective countries, and they won’t back down. Altuve has played in the WBC before, but for others like Maldonado, it’s a chance to represent their country for the first time. They’re bringing their A-game, and it’s going to be a thrilling tournament.

But it’s not just about international play. The Astros are also gearing up for the regular season. Top prospect Hunter Brown is hitting the mound for the second time this spring, and it’s been a bit of a mixed bag. His first inning was successful, with two strikeouts and only one hit allowed. But his struggles with command led to three consecutive walks in the second inning, forcing manager Dusty Baker to pull him early. Brown is looking to hone in on his control and live up to his potential as the Astros’ top prospect.

All in all, it’s an exciting time for baseball fans, especially those rooting for the Houston Astros. Will their players shine on both the international and domestic stages? We’ll have to wait and see, but it’s sure to be an unforgettable season. So, grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks and get ready to cheer on your favorite players. It’s go time!