The Astros will not go quietly into that good night, they will continue to spin their roster until the final game is played at Citi Field this season. That being said the Astros have announced a few bits of news.
First off, Astros top-20 prospect, right-hander Nick Tropeano will be added to the rotation for the remainder of the season - as reported by MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. Tropeano will make his first on Wednesday in Seattle. The Astros will move to a six-man rotation with the addition of Tropeano for the final part of the season.
Tropeano is thirteenth-best Astros prospect as ranked by MLB.com. The righty has rebounded from forearm soreness earlier this season to post a 3.03 ERA in 124.2 innings in Triple-A Oklahoma City - he has a .248 BABIP and 3.81 FIP during that time period.
The question a certain Astros beat writer was hounded with before this season was - When is George Springer getting called up? Now the question is - When is George Springer coming back? Well it appears we may have an answer. Springer has been working his way back after suffering a quad strain. The Astros rookie phenom has been doing regular pregame warmups in Oakland with the team. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart quotes Jeff Luhnow:
"As soon as possible," general manager Jeff Luhnow said Friday when asked about Springer's return.
To be more specific, as soon as the Astros play at home - which the Astros final home stand is September 15-21.
The search for the Astros' search for a new manager is still in its infancy. As reported by the Houston Chronicle's Evan Drellich, Astros general manager stated:
"I can't say one way or the other at this point," Luhnow said. "I'm not going to rule anything in or out and at this point. I'm still in that mindset."
The pool still included current managerial staff with the Astros. Former Astros coach and current Tiger third base coach Dave Clark has expressed interest in the Astros opening. Former Astros shortstop and previous candidate, Tim Bogar is now the manager of the Rangers after the resignation of Ron Washington.