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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 17, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros analysis: Gomez's decline necessitates outfield shake-up - Houston Chronicle
BOSTON - The Astros' center-field problem might have reached a tipping point Sunday.

Astros call up 5-foot-6 prospect Tony Kemp |
Tony Kemp's Nashville, Tenn., homecoming turned out to be more memorable than even he could have imagined.

Astros' Evan Gattis ready to catch again in majors - Houston Chronicle
Evan Gattis will be back in uniform for the Astros on Tuesday after catching four games during his 10-day stint with Class AA Corpus Christi.

The Astros’ Jose Altuve Reaches New Heights of Hitting - WSJ
Only a handful of 5-foot-6 players have even made the majors in the past century, let alone put up numbers like the Houston Astros’ second baseman Jose Altuve.

Houston Astros trying Alex Bregman at multiple positions
The Houston Astros are giving top prospect Alex Bregman playing time at multiple positions, which could mean he'll make his MLB debut in 2016.

Road Ahead: White Sox host Astros, Royals for the first time | CSN Chicago
The White Sox played the Astros and Royals for the first time this season in a pair of series at U.S. Cellular Field this week.

Altuve, Gomez Going in Opposite Directions for Astros | TheRecordLive
With the 2016 major League Baseball season nearly one-quarter finished, our Houston Astros appear to be completely kaput as they continue to lose late leads with some boneheaded plays.

MLB News

Garrett Richards is avoiding Tommy John surgery, for now -
Tuesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes Garrett Richards' alternative recovery plan, Brad Ausmus' sweatshirt, and reactions to Sunday's basebrawl.

Jose Bautista, Rougned Odor, and the written rules of punching each other in the face -
The Rangers and Blue Jays had a bit of a fracas on Sunday. Let's investigate how awful everyone was.

The Royals need to adapt or die - Royals Review
You must change to survive.

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus stripped off his shirt and covered home plate after getting ejected -
That's one way to show displeasure with the strike zone.