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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, June 8, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros Draft Report 2016 " 'Cats Corner
After winning five of the last six Stedler Division Championships, it's only natural for Tri-City ValleyCats fans to expect the big league club to draft well. The Astros, unlike most teams, have the luxury of taking the best available player in the 2016 MLB Draft for the first three or four rounds. This is largely…

Texas Rangers beat Dallas Keuchel to extend whammy over Houston Astros - SweetSpot- ESPN
The Astros can contend in the AL West, but not if they can't beat the Rangers. And they couldn't Tuesday night, thanks to a late Ian Desmond home run.

Desmond’s HR Extends Rangers’ Dominance Of Astros In 4-3 Win " CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Ian Desmond hit yet another clutch home run, and the Texas Rangers picked up yet another win over their AL West and instate rivals from Houston.

Rangers once again victimize Astros - Houston Chronicle
ARLINGTON - Two monitors plastered on separate walls of the Texas Rangers' clubhouse at Globe Life Park displayed on Tuesday afternoon 34 words in red font, each letter about an inch-high, under the header, "Quotes of the Day."

Astros report: All-Star voters not giving George Springer his due - Houston Chronicle
Yet as of the second balloting update released Tuesday by Major League Baseball, the Astros' right fielder didn't rank yet among the top 15 American League outfielders in All-Star Game voting.

Astros brace for first 2016 meeting with Yu Darvish - Houston Chronicle
The Astros were the last team to face Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish before he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Millersville alum Chris Murphy hard at work in Houston Astros organization | Baseball | lancasteronline.com
It was a normal Wednesday afternoon in early June when Chris Murphy decided to play in a golf tournament with his father and brother. It was between holes when he

MLB News

The second pick from Bryce Harper's draft is finally debuting - SBNation.com
Wednesday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the long awaited debut of Jameson Taillon, the Manny Machado-Yordano Ventura fight, and dreams of Madison Bumgarner in the Home Run Derby.

Q+A: Jameson Taillon on his return from injury, his performance with Indianapolis, and the timing of his promotion - Bucs Dugout
After two years away -- first due to an elbow issue that led to Tommy John surgery, then to an inguinal hernia -- Jameson Taillon is back, and in a big way. Taillon has been brilliant in the...

Manny Machado charged Yordano Ventura and a BASEBALL FIGHT erupted - SBNation.com
Whoa!

Suspensions likely following Royals-Orioles brawl - MLB Daily Dish
Something tells us there will be fallout for last night's Charm City squabble.

Which teams would already ditch their prize free agents if they could? - SBNation.com
David Price and Zack Greinke don't have the numbers they did last year. Jason Heyward might be an outfield version of Rey Ordonez. Which teams would get out from the mega-million commitments they handed out this year?