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:
Yulieski Gurriel will join Double A Corpus Christi tomorrow.— Houston Astros (@astros) August 8, 2016
In four games with Lancaster, Gurriel hit .429 (6x14) with a HR and nine RBI.
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.