Astros To Use Minute Maid Park, UH Facilities For Spring Training

Brandon Scott
June 29, 2020 - 10:47 am

(SportsRadio 610) -- In an effort to socially distance Astros players and staff, the team will use both Minute Maid Park and baseball facilities at the University of Houston.

Astros general manager James Click announced Monday the team is using UH facilities as an alternate workout site once players return to the field for spring training this week. 

About 30 of the 56 players announced in the initial pool will work out at UH's Don Sanders Field at Darryl and Lori Shroeder Park, as well as the new Houston Baseball Development Center.

UH moved in the 20,000 square-foot development center in February. It features indoor batting cages, pitching mounds, an agility field and weight room.

The Astros are scheduled to use the facility from around July 2-24, according to the team. 

"The University of Houston has one of the finest college baseball facilities in the country,” Click said in a statement. "Our Major League staff was extremely impressed by it.  We’re fortunate to have the UH campus in such close proximity to Minute Maid Park and to have a facility which will allow us to continue to focus on our top priority – the safety of our players and staff – while also providing our players every advantage as they get ready to compete for a championship in 2020."