How Astros players are helping Houston from spring training

Although most Astros players are in Florida for spring training – pitchers and catchers reported to the team’s facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday and the rest of the team is due to report Monday – they’re doing their best to help out people in Houston who are recovering from the Arctic blast that left much of the city without power and water for days.

Astros third baseman Alex Bregman and his wife Reagan, in partnership with the Astros Foundation and Brothers Produce, will hand out 18,000 cases of water at the Astros Youth Academy beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The Astros Youth Academy is on the northwest side of town at 2801 S. Victory Dr.

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Bregman – with help from teammates Ryan Pressly, Joe Smith and Michael Brantley and their families – will have a second water distribution event at 2 p.m. Sunday at Butler Stadium, located on the southwest side (13755 S. Main).

“Awesome to see Houston stepping up and helping each other,” Bregman tweeted Friday. “Extremely proud of my teammates for helping out so much. Please help spread the word so everyone needing water can receive it!”

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers and his wife Kara.

Lance McCullers Jr. Foundation

Astros pitcher Lance McCullers and his wife Kara have donated $150,000, including 400,000 bottles of water that will be distributed by the Houston Food Bank.…

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