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Houston Astros News
Astros’ Yordan Álvarez might be ‘the best hitter in the league.’ The only question is health (foxsports.com)
Houston Astros Injury Update: Latest News on Mauricio Dubon and Jose Altuve (yardbarker.com)
Jose Abreu, who is mired in a slump with the Astros, returns to face the White Sox this weekend (Chicago.suntimes.com)
Astros announce AT&T SportsNet to televise 15 Astros games in Spanish in 2023 (mlb.com)
Javier Exactly the Jolt Astros Need After Suffering Numerous Injury Blows (yardbarker.com)
Start of the Astros’ no-excuses part of the schedule (chipalatta.com)
AL West News
Rangers star Jacob deGrom gets concerning updated timetable on elbow injury (clutchpoints.com)
Texas Rangers in for the long haul in the 2023 MLB season (en.as.com)
Angels hope to keep Mike Trout healthy with steady diet of days off (ocregister.com)
Examining the Angels’ desperate need to add catching depth: ‘It’s concerning’ (theathletic.com)
Yankees Awarded Controversial Home Run After Fan Robs A’s Outfielder (si.com)
Drellich: As A’s pursue Las Vegas, John Fisher puts a price on his memory (theathletic.com)
Mariners Bullpen Update: Muñoz status, prospect Berroa now a reliever (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Could Mariners’ struggles put damper on dream All-Star Game scenario? (seattletimes.com)
Behind Rasmussen, Rays 1st team to 30 wins (mlb.com)
Royals walk off on ... bunt — by backup catcher! (mlb.com)
Darren Baker makes amazing sliding stop (mlb.com)
Injuries: Scherzer, deGrom, Seager, Franco, Mahle (mlb.com)
Injuries & Moves: ‘No concern’ for Darvish after early exit (mlb.com)
What to expect from Marlins’ Pérez in the big leagues (mlb.com)
How this one-time MVP found new life in Chicago (mlb.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Michael Knorr (23) was a third round choice out of Coastal Carolina in the most recent MLB Draft. A right-handed starting pitcher, he was recently promoted from the Low-A Fayetteville Woodpeckers to the High-A Asheville Tourists.
Switch-hitting right fielder Kevin Bass (64) spent 10 of his 14 major league seasons with Houston in two stretches from 1982 to 1994. He hit .278/.330/.423 with 87 home runs and 468 RBI.
A third-round pick in 2017, Tyler Ivey (27) made his major league debut in 2021, allowing four runs over 4 2⁄3 innings, striking out three. He went on the restricted list early last season, and hasn’t appeared in a game since then.