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Astros Crawfish Boil: November 7, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, November 7, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros add pitcher Reymin Guduan to 40-man roster - Houston Chronicle
The Astros selected the contract of lefthander Reymin Guduan to their 40-man roster on Saturday, a means of ensuring they won't lose the homegrown reliever to another organization.

Astros trade pitcher Pat Neshek to Phillies - Houston Chronicle
Rather than decline his $6.5 million contract option and send him into free agency, the Astros on Friday traded veteran reliever Pat Neshek to the Phillies for a player to be named later or cash.

Houston Astros exercise Evan Gattis' $5.2M option, deal Pat Neshek to Philadelphia Phillies
The Houston Astros have exercised catcher/designated hitter Evan Gattis' $5.2 million option for 2017 and traded reliever Pat Neshek to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named.

GM Jeff Luhnow to lay groundwork for Astros' offseason at GM meetings - Houston Chronicle
The Astros' offseason began in earnest last week with the team's waiver claim of outfielder Nori Aoki and the trade of reliever Pat Neshek.

MLB News

The deadline for extending qualifying offers is Monday -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball recognizes the deadline for a major step in free agency, declined options, and trade rumors

Rockies to name Bud Black manager - Purple Row
The Rockies will name former Padres manager Bud Black to lead the team.

The reality of being a die-hard baseball fan - Let's Go Tribe
The season was fun, but that doesn't make the end anything but miserable. Being a good sport is overrated.

Scott Kazmir to remain with Dodgers, won’t opt out of contract - True Blue LA
Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir will make $32 million over next two seasons, remaining in Los Angeles rather than exercise the opt-out clause in his contract.

139 players now free agents as MLB offseason officially begins -
MLB free agency is now upon us the day after the World Series, with scores of players lining up for their next big payday.