I think this Carlos Correa kid can stick in the Major Leagues....
1. Delays possible in New York
The weather has already affected the Houston Astros and New York Yankees series, pushing Opening Day back to Tuesday instead of the scheduled Monday start. It has continued to affect things with the temperatures in the low 40's during the two games that completed so far. Now it appears that Thursday's game will be affected too.
The weather radar shows a large amount of rain is headed toward New York on Thursday.
If the game is rescheduled, it could be put on May 16. The Astros are playing in Boston for four games (May 12-15) and have a day off before playing the White Sox on May 17-19.
2. Gattis to go on rehab assignment
Evan Gattis continues the process of returning to the major league roster after having sports hernia surgery this offseason. Gattis did light work during Spring Training but starts his rehab assignment on Thursday in Corpus Christi.
The Astros Double-A affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks open the 2016 season on Thursday with the Tulsa Drillers. Gattis si expected to get 3-or-4 at-bats in the game.
Houston placed Gattis on the 15-day disabled list to start the season -- backdated to March 25. If he does return in 15 days, he would rejoin the team for Opening Day in Houston against the Kansas City Royals.
Gattis hit a career-high 27 home runs in 566 at-bats last season.
3. Lance McCullers throws simulated game
Evan Gattis wasn't the only Astros working his way back from ailments. Lance McCullers threw simulated game on Wednesday at the Astros' spring training facility in Kissimmee as reported by the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan.
McCullers threw 30 pitches over two innings in the game. He is expected to throw in a major league game next week.
The Astros shut down McCullers during Spring Training after he felt soreness in his throwing shoulder, placing him on the 15-day disabled list to start the season.
McCullers, 22, posted a 6-7 record with a 3.22 ERA and a 1.186 WHIP in 22 starts in his rookie season.