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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 27, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, June 27, 2016.

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Astros News

Royals solve Doug Fister, end Astros' 7-game winning streak - Houston Chronicle
The steadiest and most efficient of the Astros' starting pitchers was just that yet again through six innings Sunday afternoon.

Astros notes: A.J. Hinch intends to give Jose Altuve day off before All-Star break - Houston Chronicle
Jose Altuve played in his 167th consecutive regular-season game Sunday, the longest active streak in the major leagues.

AL West Notes: Astros, A's, Mariners - MLB Trade Rumors
Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow hinted that Double-A shortstop/third baseman Alex Bregman could be on his way to Triple-A Fresno during the upcoming week, tweets Brian McTaggart of

Doug Fister's turnaround with Astros is a salute to military - Houston Chronicle
I didn't know what Doug Fister would say. I just knew that everyone wanted to know how he was doing it and what exactly was going on.

Astros designate for assignment Alfredo Gonzalez - Houston Chronicle
The Astros designated for assignment catcher Alfredo Gonzalez on Saturday to clear a spot on their 40-man roster for touted first base prospect A.J. Reed.

Astros promoting top prospect Alex Bregman to Class AAA Fresno - Houston Chronicle
Come later this week, Alex Bregman will be one level from the major leagues.

MLB News

Josh Reddick will be back on the A’s soon, but for how long? -
Monday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the latest on Reddick, the College World Series finals, and the Indians destroying the Tigers.

College World Series 2016 scores and bracket: Coastal Carolina, Arizona advance to the finals -
Who had Coastal and Arizona as the last two teams in their bracket?

College World Series 2016, Arizona vs. Coastal Carolina: Time, TV schedule and live stream -
Let's take a look at how historically improbable it is that these two teams will meet each other on Monday night in Game 1 of the championship series.

Is Matt Carpenter a superstar? - Viva El Birdos
He just might be

Texas Rangers rumors: Yu Darvish back before the All Star Break? - Lone Star Ball
It is possible Yu Darvish will be back in the Ranger rotation before the All Star Break