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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 9th, 2019

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Astros News

Yuli Gurriel managed to snag Player of the Week honors for the last week of the first half (Houston Chronicle)
That’s thanks to the All Star numbers he’s been putting up just a little too late (The Runner Sports)
Verlander got the nod as AL starter for the 2019 ASG, and here he is talking about it (MLB Video)
He also had some choice words for the situation going on with the juiced balls this season (Forbes)
Bregman got to participate in the Homerun Derby last night, but it was the second straight first round exit for him (Astros.com)
But at least he can fall back on being the Pride of Duke City (The Athletic, $$$)
Michael Brantley is looking forward to returning to Cleveland for the ASG (The Chronicle)
And he’ll do so with one of his best friends, George Springer (Texas Sports Nation)
AJ Reed will be heading to Chicago after getting claimed off waivers by the White Sox (MLB Trade Rumors)
Jonathan Lucroy has been diagnosed with a concussion and broken nose after his collision with Jake at MMP (ESPN)
And MLB officials are considering discipline for Marisnick over the incident (Houston Chronicle)
Angels and Astros players have both weighed in on the hit (Astros.com)

Around the League

Mets’ Rookie slugger Pete Alonso took home the top prize in last night’s Homerun Derby (MLB.com)
Here are the starters and some fun facts for tonight’s All Star Game in Cleveland (MLB.com)
And here’s the roster for the All Time Latino All Star baseball team (La Vida Baseball)
It seems as though the Yankees might be sniffing around Toronto for a Stroman/Giles package (Sporting News)
Or possibly knocking on the Indians’ door for a Trevor Bauer trade (New York Post)
Baseball is starting to garner a little attention across the pond (Page Six)
Matt Manning had some pretty cool shoes for the Futures Game, especially for fans of The Office (Mashable)