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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 24, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, June 24, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros have done 'homework' on Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel - Houston Chronicle
Although the next international signing period does not begin until July 2, 32-year-old Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel is not subject to international bonus pool rules.

Minor tweaking has Astros on the right track - Houston Chronicle
It's all about how you look at things.

Astros-Royals preview (Jun 23, 2016) | FOX Sports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Disneyland might claim to be "The Happiest Place on Earth," but the Kansas City Royals beg to differ.

Carlos Correa's power surge perks up Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros just completed a 5-1 homestand against inferior teams to propel themselves past the Seattle Mariners and into second place in the American League West standings.

AL West Notes: Astros turnaround, Rangers - MLB Daily Dish
The latest news from around the American League West.

Rays bolster Triple-A depth by acquiring Astros' Eury Perez | Tampa Bay Times
BALTIMORE — The Rays, at this point, don't seem likely to bring in an established player, such as Carl Crawford or any other veterans, to fill the void created by having DH Steve Pearce and four outfielders on the disabled list.

MLB News

College World Series 2016 scores and bracket: Texas Tech is the last national seed out - SBNation.com
The last national seed has been eliminated from this year's College World Series.

Umpire leaves game bloodied after getting struck by an errant bat - SBNation.com
Home plate umpire Paul Emmel had to leave the Angels-A's game on Thursday night after getting hit in the head by an errant bat on a swing.