"You get a bigger glove, so it can't be that hard," Dominguez said.
Dominguez has spent the last two seasons as the full-time third baseman for the Astors, but he will compete with Valbuena for the starting role this season. If Valbuena wins the third base job, the Astros want Dominguez to be able to switch to first base.
"[Astros manager A.J. Hinch] thinks I'm going to be a third baseman, but he wants to also help me try to make the team by adding a little more versatility and move around a little bit more," Dominguez said. "Do whatever I need to do."
Gonzalez posted a .277 batting average, a .400 slugging percentage, with 23 RBI over 285 at-bats last season.
Astros second baseman
“I think the front office, they know what they’re doing,” Altuve said. “I always expect a winning season. No matter what team we have, I always want to win.
“Obviously, there’s a lot of movement lately on the team. It seems like the thing is we’re ready to go to the playoffs, so we’re going to work hard for that.”
The Astros finished fourth in the AL West in 2014 (70-92). Altuve made his second All-Star team in 2014, while leading the majors in hits (225) and batting average (.341).
"I’m anxious because I want to show them I’m ready and I’m back, and my ankle is feeling great," he said.
Correa, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2012 MLB Draft, has logged just 229 games in the minors and hasn't played above high Class A. Although, it seems he is very eager to make his MLB debut.
“I can’t wait for the moment to be up there," he said.
The 37-year-old posted a 4.00 ERA over 184 2/3 innings with San Francisco last year.
|2014 Team Leaders|
|AVG||Jose Altuve , 2B||.341|
|HR||Chris Carter , DH||37|
|RBI||Chris Carter , DH||88|
|OBP||Jose Altuve , 2B||.377|
|SLG||Chris Carter , DH||.491|
|R||Jose Altuve , 2B||85|
|SB||Jose Altuve , 2B||56|
|W||Dallas Keuchel , SP||12|
|ERA||Dallas Keuchel , SP||2.93|
|WHIP||Dallas Keuchel , SP||1.18|
|K||Collin McHugh , SP||157|
|SV||Chad Qualls , RP||19|
|Full Team Statistics|
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