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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 11th, 2019

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Start your second half of the season with some of the best Astros links around

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Astros News

Bread Peacock has started a rehab assignment with the Hooks and should be back soon (MLB Trade Rumors)
In the meantime he’ll get to play alongside the Texas League Player of the Week, Seth Beer (MiLB.com)
Yuli Gurriel’s hot stretch is making all sorts of good problems for Hinch (Houston Sportsmap)
The Red Sox may be under performing, but Cole isn’t counting them out (NBC Sports Boston)
Apparently Verlander got “chewed out” for speaking the truth about juiced balls (The Score)
In his first AAA season, Forrest Whitley has shown that he’s not quite ready for prime time (Baseball America)
Ex-Astro and author of “Ball Four” Jim Bouton has passed away at the age of 80 (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Robot umps have arrived in the Atlantic League (AP News)
Which is also joining with MLB to look at implementing the ability for batters to steal first base (Yahoo Sports)
Speaking of baseball firsts, the White Sox have become the first MLB team to expand netting from pole to pole (Chicago Tribune)
Now seems like a good time to have a preview of the second half of the season (ESPN)
Which segues nicely into lessons we learned from the first half of the season (MLB.com)
Baseball’s been arguing about divisional placement since it was just East vs West (The Hardball Times)
This is one dad who knows how to do baseball dreams right for his 5-year-old (Yahoo Sports)