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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 30, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Thursday, June 30, 2016.

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Astros News

Jose Altuve's season for Houston Astros is one for the ages so far - SweetSpot- ESPN
Jose Altuve's season so far makes him not only an MVP candidate but also possibly the American League MVP favorite.

Angels continue to struggle, swept by Astros again, 10-4 - LA Times
The Houston Astros defeat Angels, 10-4

Yulieski Gurriel works out for Astros |
The Astros worked out Cuban free-agent infielder Yulieski Gurriel on Wednesday in Florida, a source told

Jose Altuve, Astros romp past Angels to cap sweep - Houston Chronicle
As Jose Altuve strolled to the batter's box Wednesday afternoon, one of the announced 36,683 at Angel Stadium started a one-man chant. "

Yulieski Gurriel hints working out for Astros - Houston Chronicle
Free agent Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel on Wednesday posted to his Instagram account a photo of himself sporting an Astros cap, which suggests he worked out for team officials.

Astros interested in affiliate in Fayetteville |
ANAHEIM -- The Astros' ongoing efforts to streamline their Minor League operations could see them put a Minor League team in Fayetteville, N.C., by the end of the decade. The Astros have sent a letter of interest to the city of Fayetteville that outlines to move to a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to move a Minor League affiliate to the city if it can get a ballpark built. The Astros would have to purchase a franchise and relocate it.

Scott Feldman may get another start in Astros' rotation - Houston Chronicle
Scott Feldman's five efficient innings in Tuesday night's spot start may have earned the veteran righthander another opportunity in the Astros' rotation.

Former Astros' top pick Mark Appel done for the season - Houston Chronicle
Former Houston Astros No. 1 overall pick Mark Appel, who was part of the trade to the Phillies that brought Ken Giles to Houston, underwent season-ending elbow surgery Wednesday.

MLB News

Please pay attention to the Indians, winners of 12 straight -
Thursday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the streaking Indians, the Sonoma Stompers’ historic signings, and Congress lying to you about the minors.

How dumb should the American League make me feel? -
Why were the first-place teams were so easy to miss?

Sonoma Stompers make history by signing 2 women to professional baseball team -
The numbers need to tell Whitmore's and Piagno's story going forward, but being signed to an all-men's team is an impressive start.

College World Series 2016: Decisive Game 3 postponed to Thursday by weather -
Lightning strikes in Omaha pushed the national championship showdown between Arizona and Coastal Carolina to a 1:08 p.m. Thursday start time.