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Astros Crawfish Boil: June 16, 2023

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Jose Altuve remains at No. 2 spot in Astros’ batting order (

José Abreu heating up in June after rough start with Astros (

How Jose Abreu’s arrival could spark explosive Astros chain reaction (

These 2 examples of Twitter mob mentality show toxicity towards Astros players (

Saturday is National Mascot Day and Astros’ Orbit is No. 7 in MLB (

Astros Provide Health Updates on a Number of Players (

AL West News

Dipoto: Seattle Mariners’ José Caballero has an ‘off the charts’ skill (

Looking ahead: how confident do you feel in the direction of the Seattle Mariners? A roundtabLLe discussion (

Video: Two differing national opinions on Seattle Mariners (

Ex-Red Sox Champion Reportedly DFA’d By Rangers After Tumultuous Start To Season (

Rangers’ Corey Seager sits down with Ken Rosenthal and talks his second year in Arlington and playing for Bruce Bochy (

John Werner: Rangers off to hot start, but can they sustain it? (

Dave Stewart on A’s likely relocation to Las Vegas: “I’m mad at the city and I’m mad at the A’s” (

Rob Manfred says A’s had no choice but to leave. Oakland disagrees (

Las Vegas A’s nearly a reality after Nevada governor approves $380 million for stadium (

Be outraged. Rob Manfred lied about Oakland’s stadium deal, insulted A’s fans (

Daily Mike Trout Report: Walked twice, scored in Angels’ loss to Rangers (

Bally Sports Pays The Rangers May Soon Lose 4 More MLB Teams TV Rights (

Angels lose rookie star Zach Neto to ominous injury (

Shohei Ohtani Is Leading MLB In An Important Category (

MLB News

MLB has told teams not to wear Pride-themed uniforms ‘to protect players’ (

MLB owners meetings: Rob Manfred addresses A’s impending move to Vegas, sticky stuff enforcement, Pride Night controversies (

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred says teams should have option to have Pride Night instead of league-wide event (

Red Sox Reliever Opens Up About Motivation Amid MLB Journey (

Wizardly Walls helps Rays become first to 50 wins (

Tampa Bay Rays become first 2023 MLB team to 50 wins in just 72 games, on pace for 112-win season (

ESPN Demands MLB Improves Its Diversity Report Card, Calls For More Black Players (