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• Wednesday's contest against the Blue Jays was televised nationally on ESPN2, something about which Astros players were excited.

"A national TV game like this is awesome, especially for the young guys," Fowler said.

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• Wednesday's contest against the Blue Jays was televised nationally on ESPN2, something about which Astros players were excited.

"A national TV game like this is awesome, especially for the young guys," Fowler said.

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Reliever Chad Qualls echoed the same sentiments and believes the exposure that some of the Astros players will get is good for them and also fans of the game.

"When I was younger, I always thought it was pretty cool to play a game that was being nationally televised," Qualls said. "It's cool to get some national recognition. The young guys can go out and everyone can see how they play. Everyone is here for a reason and that's because they are good enough to play in the big leagues."

• Reliever Jesse Crain returned to the Astros' Spring Training complex in Kissimmee, Fla., on Tuesday to continue his rehab. Crain, who signed with the club this offseason, is recovering from right biceps surgery and is expected to rejoin the Astros at some point in May.

Chris Toman is an associate reporter for MLB.com.

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