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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 2, 2023

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Houston Astros News

Luis Garcia injury: Righty becomes second Astros starter to leave with an injury in past two games

Colorado Rockies to meet Houston Astros in Mexico City (

Will Astros regret signing Jose Abreu in free agency after early struggles? (

MLB’s Pitch Clock: Does It Make the Game More Entertaining? (

Houston Astros fans panicking despite win as Luis Garcia departs after eight pitches due to elbow discomfort: “That’s code for Tommy John surgery” (

Photos: Houston Astros’ new team store now official non-game day merchandise destination (

AL West News

Mariners’ prospect Bryce Miller to debut Tuesday, and it won’t be an audition (

Did the Boston Bruins Finally Take the Spotlight off the 2001 Seattle Mariners? (

A’s Reportedly Turned Down $1 Offer for Las Vegas Land (

‘This is not our fault:’ Oakland A’s fans are defending their image (

Angels mailbag: Phil Nevin’s bullpen usage, Luis Rengifo’s playing time and more (

Angels News: This Current LA Trend Worrisome for Team’s 2023 Future (

The Rangers broke a decades-long streak with this weekend’s series win over the Yankees (

Eovaldi — Alvin, Texas’ other star — tosses 1st shutout (

Baseball News

Handing out April grades for all 30 MLB teams (

MLB All-30: Each team’s biggest surprise (pleasant or not-so-great) so far (

MLB’s pitch clock is a success, but some still fear an injury reckoning is coming (

MLB Power Rankings: Rays, Pirates become latest to join exclusive 20-wins-before-May club (

Padres and Giants tie MLB record as 10 players homer in opener of Mexico Series

Early-season Grades for MLB’s Most Intriguing Stars (

Here’s How Much MLB Players Get Paid for In-Game Interviews (

Houston Astros Birthdays

The Astros were the first of eight stops during Jonathan Villar’s (32) 10-season MLB journey. In 198 games from 2013 through 2015 and hit .236/.300/.353 with 10 jacks and 46 RBI. He also stole 42 bases in 56 attempts during the span. And there was this: