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Yulieski Gurriel heading to Triple-A Fresno instead of Astros

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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow speaks with the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan about Yulieski Gurriel.

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

There was a constant rumble from the Astros that Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel would be on the major league roster in time for Cardinals series in Houston. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow quashed those rumors on Monday as he spoke with Houston Chronicle writer Jake Kaplan about Gurriel's status.

Gurriel will be going to Triple-A Fresno before a call-up to the majors in the future.

Gurriel hasn't shown a spark with the bat yet at Double-A Corpus Christi. He is 2-for-17 during his time wit the Hooks. Gurriell is currently batting .263 (10x38) overall in the Astros minor league system with trips to the Gulf Coast League and Single-A Lancaster before joining the Hooks.