Astros Not Worried About Possible Move to AL
Astros manager Brad Mills doesn't put a "whole lot of stock" in a report that Houston would move to the American League in a realignment plan being considered for the 2012 season by Major League Baseball.
MLB is exploring a plan that would have 15 teams in the American League and 15 clubs in the National League, as opposed to the present format of 16 teams in the NL and 14 in the AL.
ESPN first reported the possible realignment.
Mills, in his second year of manager of the Astros, says no one has discussed such a possibility with him.
He also says he doesn't believe such a move is imminent.
Star right fielder Hunter Pence has seen the reports, but he isn't worried because any decisions on realignment would be out of his control.