Palm Beach County commissioners approved a financing plan to help the Astros and Nationals build a new spring training facility on Tuesday morning.
The Astros have added four new coaches to their staff under new manager A.J. Hinch, general manager Jeff Luhnow announced Friday.
The Texas Rangers hired Pittsburgh Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister as their new manager.
John Mallee, the Astros hitting coach for the last two seasons, has left the team to take over the same position for the Chicago Cubs.
The Cubs announced the hiring on Thursday.