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With Lance McCullers and Vince Velasquez, innings take forefront - Ultimate Astros
Demoted pitcher Brett Oberholtzer’s next scheduled start on regular rest would come on Thursday’s off-day, affording the Astros plenty of options for the rotation as they move forward. They could skip his turn entirely, and then re-insert Roberto Hernandez. Or they could call on a Class AAA arm like Asher Wojciechowski or Dan Straily. The latter’s yet to pitch in the majors this season.
Carlos Correa continues to show the MLB stage is not too big for him - Ultimate Astros
It was another day, another standout performance from Carlos Correa (three hits and two RBIs at the plate, five putouts and four assists in the field) and more praise from manager A.J. Hinch.
Bob Watson Remembers Hamilton " CBS Houston
Darryl Hamilton played 13 years in the big leagues before working for Major League Baseball and most recently as an analyst on the MLB Network. Hamilton had an easy going, friendly personality that made him popular with fans and a success as a television commentator.
Birthday surprise: Feliz called up to Astros | astros.com
HOUSTON -- There's a surprise party in Corpus Christi on Sunday to celebrate Michael Feliz's 22nd birthday, though the guest of honor won't be in attendance. • Cast your Esurance All-Star ballot for #ASGWorthy players
Baseball America’s Perspective on the Astros " CBS Houston
What a difference a year makes. As the Houston Astros begin to harvest their farm system for contributing players, for a first place club, the national pundits can't help but notice.
Off to hot start, Correa has room to grow | astros.com
HOUSTON -- Many may find it preposterous, but Carlos Correa is still learning Major League Baseball.
Astros trade rumors: Orioles interested in L.J. Hoes, Alex Presley - MLB Daily Dish
The O's are looking into two Astros outfielders.
How P.E. teacher John Paciorek holds a perfect MLB record - CBS News
In 1963, right fielder John Paciorek did something not only remarkable, but also historic
Luke Gregerson excelling in new role as Astros’ closer - Ultimate Astros
He was an unknown in this particular role, but as solid a bet as any.
Did Altuve slide into All-Star lead? | astros.com
HOUSTON -- Many viewed Wednesday night's 6-5 win over the Royals as Jose Altuve's final audition to start the All-Star Game at second base for the American League as fan voting draws to a close on Thursday at 10:59 p.m. CT. Cast your Esurance All-Star ballot for #ASGWorthy Astros players
George Springer confident in recovery plan, says ‘it could always be worse’ - Ultimate Astros
There’s nothing else George Springer can do besides accept his poor fortune, even if he couldn’t be more unhappy. He was contributing at the highest level and something special certainly seems to be blooming in the Astros clubhouse. Now, he might be out until September because of a fractured right wrist.
FBI concludes investigation on Astros breach | astros.com
ST. LOUIS -- The FBI's investigation into an unauthorized entry into the Houston Astros' database has concluded, and federal investigators have recommended that at least one Cardinals employee be charged, CNN reported on Friday. The report did not identify that employee. The Cardinals have been under investigation by the FBI and Justice Department for several months regarding the matter. According to The New York Times, which broke the story on June 16, evidence was found that at least one Cardinals employee illegally accessed a database that contained internal discussions of trades and scouting reports.