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

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Astros News

Red Sox, Astros Among Teams Discussing Carlos Beltran With Yankees - MLB Trade Rumors
As the Yankees continue to chart a unique deadline course, the team is entertaining dialogue regarding outfielder Carlos Beltran with several interested competitors, per ESPN.com’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). Among the teams in discussions are not only the Indians and Rangers, who have frequently been mentioned in the past, but also the Astros and even the rival Red Sox.

Cabrera HRs twice as Tigers bury Astros, 11-0, for 6th straight win
James McCann's grand slam was part of a six-run first inning for the Tigers; Justin Upton also homered

Blue Jays-Astros preview (Jul 31, 2016) | FOX Sports
Having dropped consecutive series for the first time since early June, the Houston Astros will open a critical seven-game homestand starting Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays with an injury-ravaged roster contributing to their slump.

If Doug Fister can't start Monday for Astros, Joe Musgrove expected to debut - Houston Chronicle
The Astros have yet to declare who will start Monday night's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park, but it appears likely pitching prospect Joe Musgrove will make his major league debut.

On deck: Astros vs. Blue Jays - Houston Chronicle
Monday's game is the Astros' first this season against the Blue Jays, currently in position for the first wild card.

Astros' Marwin Gonzalez to visit specialist for sore right hand - Houston Chronicle
Marwin Gonzalez will visit a specialist to examine his sore right hand Monday in Houston after missing the final two games of the Astros' weekend series in Detroit.

MLB News

Jonathan Lucroy vetoes trade to Indians, stays with Brewers for now - SBNation.com
Lucroy exercised his no-trade clause after the Indians reportedly refused to waive his team option for next year.

Two sellers met to make a weird deal - SBNation.com
Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball includes what will likely be the oddest trade of the summer, the Nationals finally getting their closer, and Cleveland’s scoreboard operator getting back at Minnesota’s.

Yankees trade Andrew Miller to Indians - SBNation.com
The Indians will send four prospects to the Yankees as each team goes in different directions this season.

Orioles acquire Wade Miley from Mariners - SBNation.com
The Baltimore Orioles acquired pitcher Wade Miley from the Seattle Mariners to bolster their struggling starting rotation.