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Houston Astros News
Minnesota Twins Are Showing Interest in Former Astros Star Gurriel (si.com)
Houston Astros Peña Snubbed From New MLB Rankings (si.com)
One last-minute move Astros must make to round out roster (clutchpoints.com)
Former Houston Astros Starter Verlander’s Cy Young Award Has Spelling Error (si.com)
Around the American League West
Denzel Clarke getting ready to take next step for Oakland A’s (whitecleatbeat.com)
Mariners’ Cal Raleigh: ‘Pretty disgusting the kind of stuff’ pitching staff has (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Los Angeles Dodgers Free Agent Danny Duffy Signs With Texas Rangers (dodgerblue.com)
Letters to Sports: Arte Moreno’s Angels sale reversal fires up fans (latimes.com)
MLB Trade Fails That Will Keep Haunting Teams in 2023 (bleacherreport.com)
NL Notes: Schuerholz, Braves, Astros, Mets, Dodgers (mlbtraderumors.com)
Sunday Notes: Chase Utley is Ballot-Bound (and Underrated) (blogs.fangraphs.com)
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Spoiler alert: Three of the six are from the AL West, none of them are Houston or Oakland.
Oops! All Astros: Engel Daniel Peralta
Engel Daniel Peralta is a six-foot-four, 190 lb. right-handed reliever from Santiago, DR. Born on June 3, 2004, he signed his first professional contract with Houston on June 10, 2022. Four days later, he received his first assignment, and joined the DSL Astros Blue squad.
Peralta pitched in 10 games for the Blues. On July 14, he struck out five over three hitless and scoreless innings, walking two and earning no decision in a 2-0 loss to the DSL Red Red Sox.
Peralta appeared in relief nine times, starting once and working for a total of 22 innings. He struck out 24 and only allowed 11 hits, putting up a .149/.264/.203 opposing slashline and a 0.955 WHIP. Peralta finished the season with a 1-1 record and a 2.05 ERA. Still just 18, Peralta could probably do well at the Low-A level this year for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers, but it’s far more likely he remains for another year with DSL.