Day 10 of Astros camp in pictures
With pitchers throwing their final live batting practice and the start of games mercifully only two days away, we’re going heavy on pictures in today’s blog. Be sure to read the Astros beat notebook for the news of the day,including J.R. Towles talking about taking balls at first base and Alberto Arias’ health update.
Here is the day in photos:
Above: Koby Clemens at work very, very early Friday working on fielding short hops.
Above: J.B. Shuck, T.J. Steele and Jon Gaston — perhaps the outfield of the future — listen closely to Hunter Pence prior to stretch Friday. J.D. Martinez also visible to Shuck’s immediate left.
Above: J.R. Towles works out at first base for the first time.
Above: Manager Brad Mills pretends to be a batter during pick-off drills.
Above: Bud Norris fires a pitching during Spring Training.
Above: Carlos Lee takes a spring during a round of batting practice.
Above: Bud Norris and Ross Wolf perform a flip drill during conditioning.
Above: Hunter Pence and pitcher David Carpenter talk after Pence hit against Carpenter.
Above: Minor League mini-campers Alfredo Gonzalez and Jonathan Villar watch the Major Leaguers take batting practice.
Above: Pitcher Douglas Arguello cleans his cleats after Friday’s workout.
Above: Delino DeShields Jr. warms up prior to the start of Friday’s Minor League mini camp.