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Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch will take time to rest regular players during busy seven-game stretch against Yankees and Red Sox - Houston Chronicle

The Astros are in the middle of playing 13 games in a row with no off days built in to the schedule, so the Astros skipper has decided to give normally every day players a day off here and there.

Astros catcher Brian McCann heads to the 10-day disabled list, Tim Federowicz getting called up from AAA Fresno - MLB Trade Rumors

Since Federowicz is not currently on the Astros 40-man roster, there will be a corresponding move announced later today. I would expect Max Stassi to get a lot more playing time in McCann’s absence (knee soreness).

Yankees offense takes the day off against Justin Verlander - New York Times

An interesting way of spinning it...

Checking in on both sides of the Gerrit Cole trade - History Earned

Gerrit Cole has no doubt been a beast for the Astros thus far, but the players that Pittsburgh received back have been productive so far as well.

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The Seattle Mariners are rolling right now despite Robinson Cano’s absence - SBNation MLB

How are the Mariners getting it done without two of their best offensive weapons?

Five teams that are trending upward right now - MLB.com

Not all of these teams got off to hot starts, but they’re beginning to show signs of improvement recently.

Charlie Culberson has great timing on his home runs - Cut4 by MLB.com

For a guy who does not go deep all that often, I guess Culberson knows how to pick his spots.