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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 1, 2016

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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Friday, July 1, 2016.

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Astros News

Astros prospect Alex Bregman makes sensational AAA debut - Houston Chronicle
Regardless of level, Alex Bregman just continues to hit.

Astros expected to spend lavishly during international signing period - Houston Chronicle
For the first time in Jeff Luhnow's tenure as general manager, the Astros do not have at their disposal one of the top four bonus pools for the international signing period, which begins Saturday.

White Sox-Astros preview (Jun 30, 2016) | FOX Sports
HOUSTON -- Astros manager A.J. Hinch discussing his near-decision to rest second baseman Jose Altuve on Wednesday made for an amusing anecdote in the aftermath of another Houston victory over the Angels and yet another scorching performance from the red-hot Altuve at the plate.

MLB News

Coastal Carolina wins 2016 College World Series: Chanticleers snatch first national title - SBNation.com
Gary Gilmore's Chanticleers held off a late rally from Arizona to win, 4-3, and capture the school's first championship in any sport.

Here's why the Save America's Pastime Act is a river of molten sewage - SBNation.com
The Save America's Pastime Act is an odious piece of legislation, but you don't have to focus on the laughably low salaries to hate it.

The Giants declined using a DH and Madison Bumgarner made it look like a great move - SBNation.com
The Giants became the first team since 1976 to decline the option to use a designated hitter.

Clayton Kershaw headed for disabled list after epidural injection in back - True Blue LA
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is headed for the disabled list after receiving an epidural injection in his back on Wednesday. Kershaw will miss two starts before the All-Star break, though it is unknown exactly how long he will be out.

Yankees batter flails at a pitch 5 feet away in the most defeated way imaginable - SBNation.com
Almost heartbreaking.