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Houston Astros News: April 9, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Sunday, April 9, 2017.

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Houston Astros News

West Notes: Padres, Astros, Dodgers, Rangers - MLB Trade Rumors

The Astros have liked what they’ve seen so far of Charlie Morton, who signed a two-year, $14MM deal with the team last winter, Tyler Kepner of the New York Times writes.

Houston Astros shut down RHP Collin McHugh for 6 weeks
Collin McHugh will not throw for the next six weeks after being diagnosed with a posterior impingement in his right elbow, the Astros announced Saturday.

Luke Gregerson unravels in Astros' loss to Royals - Houston Chronicle
Luke Gregerson stood next to the mound with his hands on his hips, his eyes fixed on the right-center field section of Minute Maid Park where one of his sliders had just disappeared. His eighth inning had quickly unraveled into a disaster, with Eric Hosmer's two-run home run serving as the crushing blow.

Kansas City Royals vs. Houston Astros updates and score | April 8, 2017 | The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City Royals face the Astros at 6:10 p.m. Saturday in Houston. Beat reporter Rustin Dodd will provide updates, along with other reporters and editors.

MLB News

Felix Hernandez and Mike Trout gave us the at-bat of the year so far in MLB - SBNation.com
Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez hooked up for an epic 14-pitch battle on Saturday in Anaheim. King Felix got the best of it.

Fans run onto the Tigers' field, and it ends exactly how you'd expect - SBNation.com
This is a terrible idea

Jeremy Guthrie's birthday start against the Phillies was an absolute tragedy - SBNation.com
This is so tragic.