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Astros Crawfish Boil: August 2nd, 2021

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Here’s your Astros news for Monday morning!

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Astros News

Keep yourself updated with some roster moves and injury updates, including Alex Bregman’s setback (Astros.com)

On the arrival of Astros outfielder Jake Meyers, a late bloomer from a Nebraska baseball family (The Athletic - $$$)

The Astros and the luxury tax, Phil Maton’s poor BABIP luck, and looking back at the Austin Pruitt trade (The Athletic - $$$)

The Astros will face Max Scherzer on his Dodgers debut on Wednesday (CBS Sports)

Luis García, who surpassed the 100-inning threshold, will be watched once he gets to the 80-pitch mark (Houston Chronicle)

Around the League

Mets pass on Kumar Rocker, didn’t reach an agreement and will receive another 1st-round pick next year (MLB.com)

How the Mets messed it up with Kumar Rocker (CBS Sports)

Each team’s biggest post-Deadline question (MLB.com)

Believe it or not, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was tied to dugout bench (MLB.com)

Add bullpen catching to Ichiro Suzuki’s talents (MLB.com)