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Texas Rangers First Half Awards (nolanwritin.com)
Diamondbacks Outright Konnor Pilkington (mlbtraderumors.com)
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2024 MLB schedule (mlb.com)
MLB FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week (rotowire.com)
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The Windup: MLB’s 10 biggest questions heading into the second half (theathletic.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
RHP J.C. Gutiérrez (40) made his first major league appearances with the Houston Astros in 2007. In 21 1⁄3 innings, he struck out 16 and posted a 4.41 FIP along with a 1.453 WHIP.
RHP Mike Burns (45) joined the Houston Astros for the 2005 campaign, and pitched 31 innings over 27 games. He struck out 20 and posted a 5.50 FIP along with a 1.194 WHIP.
LF Derrick May (55) played in 187 games for the Astros in 1995 and 1996. He slashed a line of .273/.342/.432 with 13 jacks and 74 RBI.
Danny Walton (1947-2017) appeared in 15 games for the Astros, two in 1968 and another 13 in 1977. He was four-for-23 with a single RBI.
RHP David Carpenter (38)
RHP Fernando Nieve (41) pitched 51 games for Houston in 2006 and 2008, striking out 82 in 107 frames and posting a 5.30 FIP and 1.374 WHIP.
CF Reggie Abercrombie (43) played in 34 games for Houston in 2008, hitting .309/.339/.509 with two homers and five RBI.
C Kirt Manwaring (58) backstopped for Houston for the post-deadline portion of the 1996 campaign. In 37 appearances he went 18-for-82 with four RBI. He also threw out 15-of-32 base stealers in his short time with the Astros.
C Dave Adlesh (1943-2016) played for the Houston Colt .45s and Astros from 1963 through 1968. In 106 games, he hit .168 with one home run and 11 RBI.
RHP Jonathan Johnson (49) pitched for the Astros in 2003. He pitched in four games, including three starts, striking out seven in 15 1⁄3 innings. He also posted a 6.75 FIP.