Welcome to the Tuesday Boil!
Are the Astros Trading For A Win-Now Player? (bellyupsports.com)
After tough win, Astros head home to face flagging Rockies (deadspin.com)
Houston Astros: Takeaways from the longest road trip of season (houstonchronicle.com)
WAR Zone: Run, run, Ruiz – Annenberg Media (uscannenbergmedia.com)
Esteury Ruiz is not the biggest thief in Oakland.
Angels’ Mickey Moniak grew up dreaming of playing at Petco Park in San Diego (whittierdailynews.com)
Baseball: Shohei Ohtani, leading in HR, named June’s AL Player of the Month (English.kyodonews.net)
Texas Rangers Weekly Report: Rangers need the All-Star break now (nolanwritin.com)
The Athletic makes seriously bold second-half prediction for Phillies (theathletic.com)
Brewers Release Matt Bush (mlbtraderumors.com)
Thairo Estrada Suffers Hand Fracture (mlbtraderumors.com)
Nationals, Jacob Nottingham Agree To Minor League Contract (mlbtraderumors.com)
Reds Likely To Select Brett Kennedy (mlbtraderumors.com)
Houston Astros Birthdays
Left-side infielder Vinny Castilla (56) had a 16-season major league career, spending the last three quarters of the season with the Astros. In 122 contests, he hit .270/.320/.492
RHP Dan Larson (69) played with the Astros in 1976 and 1977. In 45 games (including 23 starts), Larson was 6-15 with a 4.45 ERA. He posted a 4.08 FIP, a 1.379 WHIP, and struck out 86 batters in 190 innings.