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Yulieski Gurriel to join Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday

Gurriel is coming...

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Houston Astros Cuban lottery ticket Yulieski Gurriel is still getting up to speed in Houston minor league teams. The Astros announced that Gurriel will join the Astros' Double-A affiliate Corpus Christi Hooks on Tuesday against Northwest Arkansas:

Gurriel was waiting for his work visa with the Astros' Gulf Coast League team since being signed as a free agent on July 16. Gurriel played two games with GCL Astros.

Gurriel has now played four games with Single-A Lancaster. He batted .429 (6x14) with a  home run and nine RBIs. He went 2-for-4 against Modesto with a grand slam and five RBIs.

Jeff Luhnow has noted already that that Gurriel is on pace for Aug. 16 call-up against the St. Louis Cardinals at Minute Maid Park.