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

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Astros News

The Texas counties failing the Astros' George Springer - Houston Chronicle
Judging from a heat map on MLB.com, Astros fans have some work to do in a few Texas counties.

Rich Hill Improves to 7-0 on Road as A's Beat Astros | NBC Bay Area
Rich Hill has made himself at home with the A’s this season, but it’s on the road where the lefty has really shined.

Why is Astros' top prospect Alex Bregman playing shortstop in AAA? - Houston Chronicle
When Alex Bregman debuts in the major leagues this season - it's become much more of a "when" than an "if" - perhaps the most likely scenario has him playing third base with Luis Valbuena moving to first and A.J. Reed to designated hitter.

Where are they now? A look at the Astros' Futures Game prospects - Houston Chronicle
Major League Baseball's best gather in San Diego on Tuesday for the All-Star Game.

Where are they now? A look at the Astros' Futures Game prospects - Houston Chronicle

Major League Baseball's best gather in San Diego on Tuesday for the All-Star Game.

Astros prospect Daz Cameron to miss rest of season - Houston Chronicle

Daz Cameron, who the Astros picked 37th overall in the 2015 draft, will miss the remainder of his season after the outfielder was diagnosed with a broken left index finger, the team announced Thursday.

MLB News

3 MLB 1st-round picks are unsigned with a week to go - SBNation.com
Friday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes the remaining unsigned picks and both real and fake versions of the Home Run Derby lineup.

2016 MLB Home Run Derby: Giancarlo Stanton, Mark Trumbo among 8 contestants in San Diego - SBNation.com
Mark Trumbo and Giancarlo Stanton are among the eight contestants for the 2016 Home Run Derby on Monday, July 11 at Petco Park in San Diego, as announced on Thursday on ESPN.

Spectator carted off after pregame fall from Wrigley Field bleachers - SBNation.com
The spectator apparently fell from the bleachers to the warning track at Wrigley Field.

Oliver Perez the first relief pitcher in 5 years with 2 hits in a game - SBNation.com
Nationals reliever Oliver Perez did something very rare on Thursday night, and it had nothing to do with his pitching.