Cassel enters training camp as the leader in the quarterback competition, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. "In my mind I have Cassel as the No. 1 quarterback going into camp. I don't have a starter in mind yet," Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities. "[The players] are going to determine who the starter is on the practice field about how they go about their business, how they perform in the preseason games. I understand the quarterback's a big situation."
Fowler (intercostal strain) has "a long way to go" before returning to the Astros lineup, MLB.com's Brian McTaggert reports. "With this type of injury, it can clear up quickly and it also tends to linger," general manager Jeff Luhnow stated. "We're going to take it easy until there's no symptoms, and then we'll send him out on rehab."