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Houston Astros News: May 22, 2017

Your one-stop shop for Houston Astros and news from around the league for Monday, May 22, 2017.

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Astros News

Indians hammer Joe Musgrove, complete sweep of Astros

For as much as Dallas Keuchel and Lance McCullers Jr. have alleviated concerns about the top of the rotation, the rest of the Astros' starters have called into question the team's depth.

Astros' Dallas Keuchel lands on disabled list

Astros ace Dallas Keuchel was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Astros place Brian McCann on 7-day concussion DL

A day after they lost their ace for at least one start, the Astros disclosed they will also be without their primary catcher for at least this week.

Astros option Ashur Tolliver to Triple A

After saving the Astros' bullpen with four innings of relief in Sunday's loss to the Indians, lefthander Ashur Tolliver was optioned back to Class AAA so the team could bring in a fresh arm Monday.

Peacock fills in for Keuchel vs. Fulmer, Tigers

Brad Peacock hasn't appeared as a starting pitcher since Spring Training, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch told Peacock then that he'd be the replacement if a starter went down with an injury. Peacock's chance will come Monday.

Season's first hiccup doesn't negate Astros' MLB-best record

It began with the best team in baseball back in town and 104,620 fans showing up to watch it all.

Bullpen of the Week: Astros

Sipp solid in sub; Giles, Devenski, Peacock, Harris also stellar

Around the League

The Luis Robert signing is part of the end of an era

Sunday’s Say Hey, Baseball features a big international signing for the White Sox, a sweet play by Nolan Arenado, and the question of whether the Brewers have just been lucky.

Fishing for Ways to Stop Trout

The fact that Terry Collins considered intentionally walking Mike Trout with the bases loaded over the weekend -- a tactic reserved only for peak-level Barry Bonds and Josh Hamilton -- just gives us occasion to point out the very ridiculous reality that right now Trout is a better hitter than he has ever been before.

Which Team Has MLB’s Best Double-Play Combo?

These days, we’re blessed with a number of amazing young shortstops. Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, and Corey Seager, for example, are already among baseball’s top players. Manny Machado is a shortstop who just accidentally plays third base. All of them are younger than 25.

Week Ahead: Postseason preview brewing?

Surprise contenders D-backs, Brewers meet for 4-game series in Milwaukee

Major League Baseball and Facebook Announce Friday Streaming Deal

Facebook has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to show 20 games live this season in an agreement that expands the social media network further into the world of live programming.

Braves acquire Matt Adams from Cardinals as fill-in for Freddie Freeman

The Atlanta Braves have found their fill-in for injured star Freddie Freeman.