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Astros’ young guns on display

The Astros’ top three prospects – shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Jon Singleton and outfielder George Springer – were all in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Tigers at Osceola Count y Stadium. Also in the lineup was the team’s No. 7-rated prospect Delino DeShields Jr., who replaced Dexter Fowler about 15 minutes prior to game time

Fowler was scratched because of stiffness in his neck, and the team said it was purely precautionary.

Singleton and Springer have a shot to make the Opening Day roster, but seeing them in the same lineup along with veterans like Fowler, Jose Altuve and Jason Castro gives you a glimpse of what the Astros could look like in the near future.

“It will be good to go out there and play some with pretty talented guys,” Springer said.

Astros manager Bo Porter will handle the playing time of veterans and youngsters differently. For guys like Fowler, Altuve and Chris Carter, he’ll talk with them about how many at-bats they need. The prospects get as many at-bats as Porter deems necessary.

“They’ve come here this year fresh off another year in the Minor Leagues in which they played at a high level,” Porter said. “We see these guys as part of our present and our future, and they’re going to get a long look this entire spring.”

Lineup vs. Tigers

CF DeShields

2B Altuve

C Castro

DH Carter

1B Singleton

RF Springer

LF Grossman

3B Dominguez

SS Correa

Astros statement regarding Singleton

Here is the Astros statement regarding first base prospect Jon Singleton, who said in an Associated Press interview he was a drug addict:

“We applaud Jon for the courage he has shown in tackling this issue head on. He has displayed a great deal of maturity and commitment over the past year and has the full support of the Astros organization. He is on the right track for his baseball career, and, more importantly, for his life. We are very proud of Jon.”

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