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Astros Crawfish Boil: May 26, 2023

Here’s the Friday Boil!

Houston Astros v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Here’s your Friday Crawfish Boil!

Houston Astros

Word to the wise, trust your instincts about Astros (

Brandon Bielak steps up as Astros’ latest surprise contributor (

Which Version of Houston Astros Will Show Up Against Athletics After Disastrous Series? (

Astros trade rumors: Rotation help is likeliest move this summer (

Jeff Bagwell accidentally played music from his phone during Astros broadcast: ‘This is a clown show up here.’ (

National media goes full cope with absurd Astros opinion piece (

Covering Houston sports has been dream job. Thank you and cheerio! (

AL West

A’s MLB relocation vote could occur as soon as June (

Nevada governor announces tentative plan to bring the Oakland Athletics to Las Vegas (

Dave Stewart opens up on A’s, Las Vegas, John Fisher and Oakland expansion (

MLB Writer Thinks Angels Reliever Could Make First All-Star Appearance This Season (

Angels promoting Sam Bachman in latest desperate attempt to improve the bullpen (

Angels News: This Incredible Shohei Ohtani Picture is Breaking the Internet (

Sure, the Rangers’ new rotation is working, but a booming lineup is the biggest reason for optimism in Texas (

Watch: Derek Holland Strikes Out Side in 2023 Pro Baseball Debut (

Texas Rangers: 4 pitchers who could improve the bullpen (

How Seattle Mariners’ 2 rookie standouts came out of nowhere (

Have bat, will travel: Mariners Mike Ford’s tumultuous ‘22 (

SF Giants acquire former Brewers catcher in trade with Mariners (

MLB News

Down to their last out, Padres win on Odor’s homer (

Gary Sánchez DFA’d by Mets after short stint (

10 former Top 100 prospects who are taking flight in ‘23 (

Kim exits in 2nd after fouling ball off left leg (

Baserunning brilliance gives Rays series win over Blue Jays (

While other stars rest, Mikolas takes it upon himself (

Houston Astros Birthdays

Jim Mahoney (89) appeared in five games for the 1965 Houston Astros, going one-for-five with three strikeouts as a late-inning defensive replacement at shortstop.

Rob Murphy (63) played for eight seasons over an 11-season MLB career, including the Houston Astros in 1992. He struck out 42 in 55 23 innings, with a 2.87 FIP and a 1.383 WHIP.

Backstop and current member of the Philadelphia Phillies Garrett Stubbs (30) played in 51 games for Houston from 2019 through 2021. He hit .182 with six RBI while throwing out 50 percent of base-stealing attempts.