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2006 Record: 82-80, 2nd
Manager: Phil Garner (4th season)
Home Games: Osceola County Stadium (5,200), 1000 Bill Beck Boulevard, Kissimmee, Fla. 34744.
Directions: Florida Turnpike North, get off Exit 242 and turn left (northwest) on US 192, drive three miles to Bill Beck Blvd. (Tourist Infromation Center on corner) turn right, take Bill Beck Blvd. for 7/10 mile, turn left into parking lot . From Orlando, take Turnpike south to Exit 244, turn right on US 192, drive 1 mile to Bill Beck Blvd., turn right, take Bill Beck Blvd. for 7/10 mile, turn left into parking lot.
Tickets: $17, $20.
Phone: 321-697-3200

Hotels:
Holiday Inn Express Kissimmee East
2145 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee
407-846-4646, 146 Rooms

Clarion Suites Resort World
2800 North Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee
407-997-5000, 311 Suites

Days Inn Kissimmee East
2095 E. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee
407-846-7136, 122 Rooms

Howard Johnson Express Inn
4643 W Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee
407-396-1340, 93 Suites

Weather Conditions: Orlando area

Key Additions: OF Carlos Lee, RHP Jason Jennings, IF Mark Loretta, RHP Woody Williams, RHP Brian Moehler, RHP Rick White.
Key Losses:LHP Andy Pettitte, CF Willy Taveras, IF-OF Aubrey Huff, RHP Russ Springs, RHP Taylor Buchholz, RHP Jason Hirsh.
Spring Questions: Are they finally ready to cut ties with Roger Clemens or will the Rocket Watch hang over the team until June again? ... Will Lee drive in more than he lets in or will his adventures with the Crawford Boxes be nightly Sportscenter fodder? ... Does Craig Biggio have enough left to bang out the 70 hits he needs to reach 3,000 for his Hall of Fame career?
Phenom Watch: Slugging OF Hunter Pence could push Chris Burke for the starting job in center.


Schedule
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME March 1 Cleveland Indians Winter Haven 1:05 March 2 DETROIT TIGERS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 3 Atlanta Braves DWWS 1:05 March 4 WASHINGTON NATIONALS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 5 St. Louis Cardinals Jupiter 1:05 March 6 NEW YORK METS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 7 WASHINGTON NATIONALS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 8 Washington Nationals Viera 1:05 March 9 Toronto Blue Jays Dunedin 1:05 March 10 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 11 Tampa Bay Devil Rays St. Petersburg 1:05 March 12 Philadelphia Phillies Clearwater 1:05 March 13 Atlanta Braves DWWS 7:05 March 14 ATLANTA BRAVES KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 15 FLORIDA MARLINS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 16 NEW YORK YANKEES KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 17 Los Angeles Dodgers Vero Beach 1:05 March 18 TORONTO BLUE JAYS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 19 Florida Marlins Jupiter 1:05 March 20 Off Day March 21 TAMPA BAY DEVIL RAYS KISSIMMEE 7:05 March 22 WASHINGTON NATIONALS KISSIMMEE 7:05 March 23 Cleveland Indians Winter Haven 7:05 March 24 DETROIT TIGERS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 25 New York Mets Port St. Lucie 1:10 March 26 ATLANTA BRAVES KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 27 CLEVELAND INDIANS KISSIMMEE 1:05 March 28 New York Yankees Tampa 7:15 March 29 Detroit Tigers Lakeland 1:05

Home games are in CAPS.
Game times are PM and local
(ss) = Split squad for Astros.
Schedules are subject to changes.


40-Man Roster
Pitchers B/T Ht. Wt. DOB 37 Matt Albers L/R 6-0 205 01/20/83 -- Miguel Asencio R/R 6-2 190 09/29/80 38 Ezequiel Astacio R/R 6-3 150 11/04/79 41 Brandon Backe R/R 6-0 195 04/05/78 66 Jimmy Barthmaier R/R 6-4 210 01/06/84 58 Dave Borkowski R/R 6-1 230 02/07/77 -- Paul Estrada R/R 6-1 220 09/10/82 71 Juan Gutierrez R/R 6-3 200 07/14/83 -- Lincoln Holdzkom R/R 6-4 240 03/23/82 -- Jason Jennings L/R 6-2 235 07/17/78 54 Brad Lidge R/R 6-5 210 12/23/76 62 Mark McLemore L/L 6-2 220 10/09/80 47 Trever Miller R/L 6-3 200 05/29/73 64 Fernando Nieve R/R 6-0 195 07/15/82 44 Roy Oswalt R/R 6-0 185 08/29/77 55 Felipe Paulino Del Guidice R/R 6-2 180 10/05/83 50 Chad Qualls R/R 6-5 220 08/17/78 51 Wandy Rodriguez S/L 5-11 160 01/18/79 43 Chris Sampson R/R 6-1 190 05/23/78 35 Dan Wheeler R/R 6-3 220 12/10/77 29 Woody Williams R/R 6-0 200 08/19/66 Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB 11 Brad Ausmus R/R 5-11 190 04/14/69 56 Hector Gimenez S/R 5-10 180 09/28/82 46 Humberto Quintero R/R 5-9 215 08/02/79 Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 17 Lance Berkman S/L 6-1 220 02/10/76 7 Craig Biggio R/R 5-11 185 12/14/65 10 Eric Bruntlett R/R 6-0 190 03/29/78 -- Brooks Conrad S/R 5-11 190 01/16/80 14 Morgan Ensberg R/R 6-2 220 08/26/75 28 Adam Everett R/R 6-0 170 02/05/77 26 Mike Lamb L/R 6-1 190 08/09/75 -- Mark Loretta R/R 6-0 185 08/14/71 Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB 20 Josh Anderson L/R 6-2 195 08/10/82 2 Chris Burke R/R 5-11 180 03/11/80 52 Charlton Jimerson R/R 6-3 210 09/22/79 16 Jason Lane R/L 6-2 220 12/22/76 45 Carlos Lee R/R 6-2 240 06/20/76 19 Orlando Palmeiro L/L 5-11 185 01/19/69 -- Mike Rodriguez L/L 5-10 180 10/15/80 30 Luke Scott L/R 6-0 210 06/25/78
Non-Roster Invitees
Pitchers B/T Ht. Wt. DOB -- Brian Moehler R/R 6-3 235 12/31/71 -- Stephen Randolph L/L 6-3 205 05/01/74 -- Jose Rodriguez R/R 6-0 170 01/15/82 -- Kevin Walker L/L 6-3 215 09/20/76 Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB 13 Eric Munson L/R 6-3 220 10/03/77 Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB -- Cody Ransom R/R 6-2 205 02/17/76 Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB -- Richard Hidalgo R/R 6-3 220 06/28/75

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