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Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

Astros News

Will Harris joins Jose Altuve as Astros on All-Star team - Houston Chronicle
Will Harris' rise to major league closer was about as circuitous as they come. The former collegiate corner infielder was cast aside by three teams in a 19-month span before finding a permanent home in the Astros' bullpen. As recently as April, he pitched in middle relief.

Astros looking for spot to give Jose Altuve, George Springer day off - Houston Chronicle
Even with the All-Star break on the horizon, Astros manager A.J. Hinch is still searching for an opportunity to give players a day off.

Top prospect Brett Adcock lost for season | WRGB
Troy, NY - A knee injury suffered Wednesday while fielding a bunt has cost left-handed pitcher Brett Adcock the season. The ValleyCats have placed Houston's 4th-round pick out of the University of Michigan on the 60-day disabled list.

Will Harris went from overlooked to an All-Star with Astros - Houston Chronicle
Will Harris' rise to major league closer was about as circuitous as they come. The former collegiate corner infielder was cast aside by three teams in a 19-month span before finding a permanent home in the Astros' bullpen. As recently as April, he pitched in middle relief.

Astros report: No room in rotation for Scott Feldman - Houston Chronicle
Although Astros manager A.J. Hinch last week did not rule out giving Scott Feldman another start before the All-Star break, the rotation is now set to stay in turn through Sunday's series finale against the Oakland Athletics.

Chewbacca Mom crushed the National Anthem at the Astros game - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: Chewbacca Mom sang the National Anthem at the Astros game, but not in her mask. On Tuesday, Candace Payne, also known as "Chewbacca Mom," sang the National Anthem at the Houston Astros game. Oh, and in case you are one of the few who missed out on whole "Chewbacca Mom" craze, here’s the original video that put her on the map.

MLB News

Hitter Contact-Quality Report: Center Field | FanGraphs Baseball
Daily baseball statistical analysis and commentary.

The Dodgers have wasted a lot of money, and it might be working - SBNation.com
The Dodgers have tossed millions and millions and millions of dollars around to high-risk, high-reward players. It took a bit, but some of the rewards are trickling in.

Kris Bryant is all of a sudden leading MLB in homers - SBNation.com
Wednesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes Kris Bryant’s recent dingerific stretch, MLB’s poor handling of Jose Reyes’ return, and the Dodgers succeeding because of wasted money.

MLB All-Star Game 2016 rosters: Cubs, Red Sox dominate voting results - SBNation.com
Mike Trout makes his fourth appearance, while Miguel Cabrera is left off the starting roster.

The Red Sox rotation is still in flux - SBNation.com
Tuesday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the problems with the back-end of Boston’s rotation, a military tribute done right, and injuries to the Tigers’ starting five.