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#Astros owner Jim Crane hopes Mark Appel will be an "anchor" of team's rebuild.
Crane on Appel: "We were very excited to be able to get Mark and he played little-league baseball here. His dad lives here and I've visited with his dad a little bit -- he's a great guy and it's a great family. We're hoping he'll be an anchor of the team. He's got good stats and he's 22, so hopefully it won't be atoo long until he's ready for the big leagues."