• Porter said he plans to manage the Astros' exhibition game next Friday against the Rangers in San Antonio, but he will return to Houston to manage the exhibition games at Minute Maid Park on Saturday and Sunday against Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz from the Mexican Baseball League. The Astros will also play the Rangers on Saturday in San Antonio, so the squad will be split.
"We have so many guys going, I don't even know which way they're going," Porter said. "They gave me a list, but it's guys going every which way but loose. I need to sit down with our staff and figure out exactly where the staff is going."
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