Welcome to the Thursday Houston Astros Crawfish Boil!
Houston Astros News
MLB insider provides clarity on Houston Astros roster maneuvers (Houston.sportsmap.com)
Houston Astros: Peña in lineup: Dusty has handy observation on HBPs (houstonchronicle.com)
AL West News
Is Seattle Mariners’ Ty France a Pitch Magnet? (sodomojo.com)
Hitting coach: Seattle Mariners’ José Caballero has ‘unique skill set’ (sports.mynorthwest.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Bob Knepper (69) spent nine seasons in Houston’s rotation, going 93-100 through 267 starts (and 17 relief appearances) from 1981 through 1989. He posted a 3.71 FIP and a 1.306 WHIP.
Miguel Tejada (49) made the All Star team in both of his seasons for the Astros, 2008 and 2009. Exclusively a shortstop, Tejada hit .298/.327/.435 with 27 homers for Houston, leading the National League with 46 doubles in 2009.
Jarred Cosart (33) pitched for Houston in 2013 and 2014, going 10-8 in 30 starts. He finished with a 1.423 WHIP and a 4.13 FIP.