Whataburger Field to Host Astros' Taxi Squad
Today we all received the news that the Minor League Baseball season has been canceled.
In the wake of the official cancellation of the Corpus Christi Hooks' 2020 Texas League campaign, the Houston Astros announced the selection of Whataburger Field as their alternate training site for the 2020 Major League Baseball season.
"We're elated to have baseball at Whataburger Field in 2020," Hooks General Manager Wes Weigle said. "Being selected to host the Astros' taxi squad, comprised of top prospects and MLB-ready players, speaks to the prestige of our facilities and this community. The players should look forward to being the first to use our newly renovated weight room and enclosed batting cages among other amenities. We're ready to help the Astros get back to the World Series in any way we can."
While fans will not be permitted at the ballpark to watch training sessions, the Hooks plan to produce baseball content on their social channels.
"We love baseball because every day is a new opportunity," Weigle said. "With that in mind, our staff has been hard at work to chart the path forward amid this pandemic. Understanding Whataburger Field's responsibility in restoring our way of life, we look forward to hosting community events that the Coastal Bend can safely rally behind. Rest assured, the Hooks will continue to strictly follow the guidance of national, state and local agencies when opening our gates. We look forward to welcoming the community back to our ballpark for non-baseball events and for the game we love as soon as it is safe."
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