• Crane is heading to Florida on Wednesday to meet with the Palm Beach County commissioner regarding a new Spring Training site. The Astros are trying to build a new two-team facility in the area, but were recently rebuffed by Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
• Crane reiterated he would like to have Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan -- father of Astros president of business operations Reid Ryan -- join the organization at some point and hopes to visit with him pretty soon. He said there's some interest from Ryan if it's the "right opportunity" for him.
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