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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 23, 2023

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Houston Astros Boil

Brewers’ Colin Rea, back from minors, aims to slow Astros (

Houston Astros injury update: Michael Brantley’s status (

Yordan Alvarez leads Astros to blowout win over NL Central-leading Brewers for Houston’s eighth in a row (

Dusty Baker on offense, Alvarez | 05/22/2023 | Houston Astros (

Astros’ J.P. France enters the world of MLB adjustments (

Why Framber Valdez can sustain hot start in AL Cy Young race (

Houston Astros fans confident they are all the way back after winning 10 of last 11 games: “It’s their division” “Back to back confirmed” (

Dusty – Hey, OG What Are You Thinking? (

AL West News

Seattle Mariners Injuries: 3 close to returns; McGee needs surgery (

Jarred Kelenic Joins Alex Rodriguez in Seattle Mariners Team History (

Mariners hope to get IF Moore, RHPs Munoz, Murfee back soon - ESPN (

Anaheim mayor invites spurned ‘nun’ group to Angels Pride event (

Mickey Moniak shakes off expectations and finds his groove with Angels (

Angels activate Aaron Loup off IL as part of bullpen moves - ESPN (

Oakland A’s broadcaster out of a job after using racial slur on air (

No remorse needed for Glen Kuiper, fired for using the N-word (

Oakland Athletics Ballpark Deal Meeting Resistance in Nevada Legislature (

AL West is ‘Ours,’ Not Astros Says Texas Rangers First Baseman (
editor’s note: “hahahahaha.”

The Rangers’ Leaky Bullpen Needs Saving—And Soon (

Rangers’ deGrom throws bullpen session, and ‘he feels great’ - ESPN (

MLB News

MLB outfielder Will Brennan accidentally hits and kills bird with hard groundball (

MLB Power Rankings: Braves, Astros move on up; Blue Jays, Padres in free fall (

Royals Designate Hunter Dozier For Assignment (

Pirates projected to pick Dylan Crews No. 1 in MLB Draft? (

A’s, Nationals among rebuilding MLB teams being put to ultimate test (

Fastballs? We Don’t Need No Stinking Fastballs (

Merrill Kelly Has a New Weapon (

Acuña goes 1st to 3rd ... on a walk (

O’s drop bold new City Connect jerseys — with a surprise inside (

Astros Birthdays

Ricky Gutierrez (53) was a 12-year major league veteran who spent 1996 through 1999 with Houston, hitting .265/.339/.343 in 417 games. Mainly a shortstop, Gutierrez also played passable second and third base.

RHP Kirk Saarloos (44) opened his seven-season MLB career with the 2002 Astros. In two seasons with the club he was 8-8 with a 5.61 ERA and 97 K’s in 134 23 innings.

RHP Chris Sampson played for the 2006 through 2010 Astros. In 358 23 innings he struck out 176 while going 20-15 with a 4.42 ERA and a 1.330 WHIP.