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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 26, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

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Astros News

Bregman brings 'exceptional' D to MLB debut

It may have felt like forever for some, but Astros No. 1 prospect Alex Bregman is officially a Major League ballplayer.

Astros fail to figure out Yankees' pitching

Keuchel didn't get the win - the Astros had no answer for the Yankees pitching in a 2-1 loss, falling to 54-45.

With trade deadline a week away Astros in talks with several teams

With the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline officially a week away, the Astros remain in constant talks with teams and will do so up until the end of the clock.

Rookie's first-game collar aside, Astros' long-term prognosis appears brighter

On a night when a legendary franchise with 27 championship rings safely stored inside its jewelry box visited Minute Maid Park, your local ballclub had just 10 playoff seasons to its name. The future looked brighter though, on a night when another in a string of top prospects debuted for the home club.

MLB News

Yankees trade Aroldis Chapman to Cubs for 4 players

The Chicago Cubs have added an important piece to the back end of their bullpen on Monday, acquiring closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees in exchange for a package including Single-A shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres.

The Aroldis Chapman trade and the rewarding cynicism of the Cubs and Yankees

The Cubs got better, the Yankees got a steal, and the Reds have regrets. But that's all sort of missing the larger point, here.

This little kid had no idea he was playing invisible baseball with a major leaguer

Some kids see their heroes and freak out. This guy didn't even realize he was hanging out with a member of the Oakland A's.