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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 24, 2016

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Astros News

Evan Gattis' monster performance powers Astros over Angels on gnome night - Houston Chronicle
In a matter of a few weeks, when the Astros' roster is likely to include both Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman, opportunities will dwindle for lineup fixtures. The leftover at-bats will be distributed to those producing, which makes this stretch of games important for those who stand to lose playing time.

Houston Astros sign 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra
The Astros have signed Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra.

Astros knock Jered Weaver around in victory over Angels, 7-2 - LA Times
Eleven times, the Angels have played Houston this season. Not since the first game has they won. The Astros have secured 10 consecutive victories, for reasons of randomness and also for the fact that they are, definitively, a better team than the Angels.

Astros sign 22-year-old Cuban shortstop Anibal Sierra - Houston Chronicle
After breaking through their bonus pool on the first day of the international signing period, the Astros as expected continues to add to their 2016-17 class.

Gattis hits 2 home runs in Astros' 7-2 win over Angels
Evan Gattis doesn't know why he hits better when he catches compared to when he's the designated hitter.

Rangers claim Matt Duffy off waivers from Astros - Houston Chronicle
The Astros lost infielder Matt Duffy off waivers to the intrastate rival Texas Rangers on Saturday.

Grizzlies’ Bregman moves to left to gain flexibility with Astros | Fresno Bee
Alex Bregman’s journey toward the majors has taken a detour to left field.

MLB News

This is how the world found out about the Chris Sale jersey incident -
Sunday's Say Hey, Baseball includes the weirdest Chris Sale story you'll read, Hall of Fame induction day, and Leslie Jones' very first Yankees game.

Chris Sale sent home for cutting up White Sox throwback jerseys -
Chris Sale’s name has reportedly been floating around trade talks around the league. On Saturday, it seemed as though the White Sox had finally pulled the trigger and sent the pitcher to another...

Amid swirling trade rumors, Chris Sale scratched from start after 'clubhouse incident' -
The Chicago White Sox sent ace pitcher Chris Sale home and scratched him from his scheduled Saturday start after a pregame clubhouse incident, the details of which are unknown.

A Rangers-White Sox trade might make sense -
Saturday's Say Hey includes a possible deal for Chris Sale, a Joe Panik-less Giants roster, and some very bad baserunning.