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Astros to call up third baseman prospect Colin Moran

Astros to call up their top third base prospect for Tuesday game.

Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros weren't finished calling up prospects following the news of Tony Kemp's arrival. The reports have surfaced that the team is planning to call up top third baseman prospect Colin Moran -- first reported by Peter Gammons.

Moran, 23, was a 2013 first round pick of the Miami Marlins out of North Carolina. He was traded to the Astros as part of the Jarred Cosart trade in July 2014. The Astros had sent out scouts and Jeff Luhnow in person to watch Moran play with the Tarheels before the team selected Mark Appel first overall that year.

Moran is currently batting .288 (36x125) with 12 runs scored, seven doubles, three home runs, 22 RBIs, .331 OBP, .416 SLG, and .747 OPS.

It isn't necessarly a surprise to see Moran come up this season, but the question who will be coming off the 40-man roster to make room for him?