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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 31, 2023

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Welcome to the trade deadline Boil!

Houston Astros News

MLB Rumors: AL West rival could prevent Astros-Justin Verlander reunion (

Houston Astros: Organization ensures Black kids can see MLB games (

2 Astros trade rumors we hope are true, 1 we hope doesn’t happen (

If the Astros have been overlooked this season, the return of Alvarez and Altuve could change that (

Yainer Diaz is ‘the future’. How can the Astros use him more in the present? (

Houston Astros Target Superstar Closer Josh Hader for Bullpen Help (

If you were hoping the Astros would pull off a trade for a starting pitcher... (

How will Astros counter Rangers’ big trades at Deadline? (

AL West News

Texas Rangers swept by Padres, have lost seven of last nine (

Texas Rangers acquire starter Jordan Montgomery from St. Louis Cardinals (

Blake Snell, Josh Hader help Padres sweep Rangers (

Angels acquire Randal Grichuk, C.J. Cron from Rockies in exchange for Jake Madden, Mason Albright (

Braves look to keep home win streak going, host the Angels (

Angels salvage massive swing game before trade deadline: ‘We’re going to make a huge run’ (

Rockies host Oakland Athletics, look to stop home losing streak (

Luis Medina strikes out six in loss to Rockies (

MLB owners ‘upset’ over Oakland Athletics, owner John Fisher receiving ‘preferential treatment’ (

Mariners Defeat Diamondbacks in Series, Improve Win-Loss Record to 54-51 (

Mariners host Red Sox with both teams chasing wild-card berths (

Drayer: What’s at stake in this Seattle Mariners trade deadline (

MLB News

Padres fans reach new high after breaking record for sellout games (

13 bold predictions as Trade Deadline approaches (

‘Buzz growing’ around Dodgers and Verlander (

Could a new name shake up the trade market for pitchers? (

Will this be Yankees’ strategy with Trade Deadline nearing? (

O’s show nation why they’re class of AL East (

Deal for hard-throwing Hicks puts Blue Jays’ bullpen in prime position (

Angels land Cron, Grichuk in deal with Rockies (

Houston Astros Birthdays


Corner Infielder Doug Rader (79) played 1178 games for Houston from 1967 through 1975, slashing out a .250/.318/.402 line with 128 home runs and 600 RBI. He won the National League Gold Glove at third base every season from 1970 through 1974.

C Gus Triandos (1930-2013) played in 24 games for the 1965 Astros, going 13-for-72 with two home runs.


RHP Gordie Pladson (67) pitched in a total of 20 games for Houston from 1979 through 1982. He was 0-4 with a 6.04 ERA and a 4.42 FIP, along with a 1.757 WHIP and 18 K’s in 50 23 innings.

LF Jay Schlueter (1949-2010) appeared in seven games for the 1971 Astros, and went one-for-three with a run scored.

SS Chase Jaworski (19) was Houston’s fifth round selection in 2023.

CF Nehomar Ochoa (18) was Houston’s 11th round pick in 2023, and is one-for-eight with the FCL Astros at the rookie level.