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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, Houston Astros relief pitcher Joe Smith throws to an Oakland Athletics batter during a baseball game in Houston. Manager Dusty Baker doesn’t expect Smith to play for the Astros this season. Smith has not reported to camp because of what general manager James Click called concerns for the safety of his family. Smith was placed on the restricted list Tuesday night, July 15, but he has not said publicly if he is opting out of the season, which starts for the Astros on July 24. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Astros planning to be without reliever Smith this season

Jul. 15, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Manager Dusty Baker doesn’t expect reliever Joe Smith to play for the Houston Astros this season. Smith has not reported to camp because of what general manager James Click called concerns for the safety of his family. Smith was placed on the restricted list Tuesday night, but he has...

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa runs through a drill during a baseball practice at Minute Maid Park, Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Correa asks wife to stay out of salons until season ends

Jul. 5, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Astos shortstop Carlos Correa is so serious about not contracting the coronavirus that he’s asked his wife, Daniella, a former pageant queen, to stay out of beauty salons until the season is over. “When I talk to my wife she knows,” he said Sunday. “No...