Yadier Molina has had the cast removed from his surgically-repaired left thumb.
Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros and Dallas Keuchel "have had substantial talks about extensions... but to no avail."
Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have discussed a two-year deal and a three-year deal plus an option with Jason Castro this winter.
Jenrry Mejia told Hector Gomez of Z101 in the Dominican Republic that he is "certain I did not use anything (illegal)."
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have interest in Franklin Morales.