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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 23, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, June 23, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros sign first-round pick Forrest Whitley - Houston Chronicle
In the coming days, a 6-foot-7 power righthander will report to the Astros’ spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., and join the team’s Gulf Coast League affiliate.

Astros Making Their Move Back into AL Picture After Awful 2016 Start | Bleacher Report
The Houston Astros are dead, long live the Houston Astros.

Angels let another one get away, swept by Astros, 3-2 - LA Times
The Angels lose the series finale to the Astros, 3-2

Astros clip Angels, move over .500 mark - Houston Chronicle
Lance McCullers pitched in, out and around trouble, but the 22-year-old did his job.

Houston Astros ready to contend after recent turnaround
Carlos Correa’s two-run walk-off single Tuesday night against the Angels not only gave the Astros their fourth consecutive win, but it also brought their season record up to .500 for the first time since the second day of the season.

Astros' Carlos Correa OK after fouling ball off his foot - Houston Chronicle
Yet again, Carlos Correa will likely find himself spending some time in the trainer's room.

Thor'sLinks: Astros blast Angels back to Anaheim - Halos Heaven
The Halos were broomed by the booming Astros, not scoring when their pitching was strong and not pitching when their hitting was slammin' it. That is, from one POV, some level of consistency.

White Sox claim right-hander Minaya off waivers from Astros | Chicago Sun-Times
Juan Minaya was claimed off waivers by the White Sox.

MLB News

The Rangers rotation is suddenly an injured mess -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the sudden rash of Rangers’ injuries, another elimination in the College World Series, and wrestling Pierogi mascots.

Daniel Mengden chose baseball over the family business ... ballet -
Mengden tried dance briefly, and his sisters are all going pro, but baseball ended up being his passion and profession.

Two racing pierogies broke out wrestling moves during Pirates mascot race -

Dodgers win on unbelievable walk-off little league home run after outfield gaffe -
Puig came all the way around to score for the win!

Mets injury update: Noah Syndergaard's elbow is okay - Amazin' Avenue
The Mets' ace left his start today after an elbow flare-up, but an MRI showed no structural damage.