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Super Astros Crawfish Boil: May 24, 2015

Astros news and notes from the past week.

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Good morning boys and girls. The Astros are still in first place and are tied for the most wins in baseball. Don't wake me up, this is a pretty good dream. Here are this week's news and notes.

Chris Carter’s defense improves but Jon Singleton’s bat gives Astros a tricky question at first - Ultimate Astros
Remember the Astros’ roster jam from spring training? It’s rearing its head again.

Astros prospect Preston Tucker available for trade - MLB Daily Dish
The Astros are in a different position this season than in years past, and may need to get rid of prospects rather than horde them.

Brad Ausmus: Astros are a force to be reckoned with - Ultimate Astros
Brad Ausmus and A.J. Hinch didn’t live far from each other in San Diego when both were in the Padres front office from November 2010 until Ausmus left to manage the Tigers before last season. The two former big league catchers turned skippers weren’t close during their contemporaneous playing careers, but have a strong bond now.

LOOK: George Springer turns clubhouse into 'Club Astros' -
For the seventh time in their last eight games, the Astros won again on Wednesday afternoon, beating the Athletics at home to wrap-up their three-game set (HOU 6, OAK 1). Houston currently has the best record in the AL at 27-14.

Former LSU lefty Chris Cotton promoted to Double-A by Astros |
He was 4-for-4 in save chances in Single-A.

Eye on MLB, May 20: Astros now 27-14; Nats win after Harper ejection -
It's Houston's best start over 41 games in franchise history. The Nationals won their fifth straight, beating the Yankees after Bryce Harper was ejected in the third inning. On the West Coast, the Giants shut out the Dodgers.

Astros Clubhouse has been turned into a nightclub - Extra Mustard -
George Springer and the Houston Astros grabbed a win against the Oakland A's on Tuesday night, but instead of hitting the town to celebrate, the players decided to bring the party to their clubhouse.

Report: Houston Astros Scout Jeff Samardzija And Others
The Houston Astros have recently scouted Chicago White Sox SP Jeff Samardzija, among others, according to Ken Rosenthal (Fox Sports).

Astros 411 :: Former Astros reliever Fred Gladding has died at the age of 78
According to a report from the Knoxville New Sentinel former Astros reliever Fred Gladding, #48, who pitched for Houston (1968-1973), died Thursday evening in Columbia, S.C. at the age of 78.

L.J. Hoes Ready for Next Shot with Astros
Baseball Essential is a fast-growing team of correspondents dedicated to connecting players, writers & fans to a multimedia platform.

Skeeters sign former Houston Astros star, two-time NL champ Willy Taveras | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper
The Sugar Land Skeeters and manager Gary Gaetti announced the signing of Willy Taveras prior to last weekend’s series.