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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 31, 2016

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Astros News

Colby Rasmus returns with a bang as Astros take down A's

Rasmus showed the first sign of reverting to his early season form Tuesday night in the Astros' 3-1 win against the Athletics. In his first plate appearance in 26 days, teh veteran slugger launched a Kendall Graveman sinker about eight rows into the right field seats at Minute Maid Park.

Astros promote Mike Elias to assistant GM

Mike Elias, one of the Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow's top lieutenants and his amateur scouting director of four years, was promoted Tuesday to the title of assistant GM.

Blast Motion add Astros' Carlos Correa

Blast Motion announced its addition of Correa in a press release Tuesday.

McHugh throws 6 shutout inning sin Astros' 3-1 win over A's

Colin McHugh threw six scoreless innings, Rasmus and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 3-1.

Astros stifle A's, keep pace in Wild Card race

The Astros kept pace in the American League Wild Card race Tuesday night by getting six scoreless innings from starter Collin McHugh and homers by Colby Rasmus and Evan Gattis to beat the A's, 3-1, at Minute Maid Park.

Around the MLB

The 3 forgotten trades that built the 2016 pennant race

No one thought much of Corey Kluber, Tanner Roark, and Steven Wright when they were dealt, but it's hard to imagine this season without them.

Tim Tebow's MLB workout looks like it went fine

It went fine! Not great, not terrible, but fine.

Baseball scouts on Tim Tebow range from 'waste of time' to 'better than I expected'

Clutching a baseball bat, Tim Tebow, the former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner, strolled toward the batter's box.

Tim Tebow shows off baseball skills, and some scouts say he'll likely be signed and sent to the minors

Tim Tebow showcased his baseball skills Tuesday before a bevy of scouts on the USC campus, in a spectacle broadcast by dozens of television cameras, many live.

Indians pitcher kicks line drive in the air and catches it for an out

Indians pitcher Zach McAllister has carved out a nice MLB career for himself, but if he ever needs a change, he might just have a career in soccer. Or at least professional hacky sack.