• Crane said despite making some progress during a conference call on Monday, the team wasn't able to strike a deal to have its new regional sports network, CSN Houston, carried on more television providers in Houston. Currently, the channel, which airs Astros games, is only available to about 40 percent of the Houston TV market.
"Right now, we're kind of at a standstill," Crane said Tuesday. "Nothing got done today. We're in constant talks with them, so hopefully something will break."
• Astros pitcher Alex White, who was put on the 60-day disabled list with a sprained elbow, said Tuesday night the team is waiting for his elbow MRI to be examined by Dr. James Andrews. White could visit him in Alabama later this week. Luhnow said the team hoped to have more information by the end of the day Wednesday.
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