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Astros Crawfish Boil: July 6, 2023

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Houston Astros News

Houston Astros: Yainer Diaz’s power display impresses teammates (

Sources: Houston Astros to recall pitcher Ronel Blanco (

Struggling Cristian Javier won’t start again before Astros’ All-Star break (

ChipalattAwards for June (

Jose Altuve sits again with ailing oblique as Astros mull next step (

Most Instagrammed MLB ballparks: Houston’s Minute Maid Park places 8th behind Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field (

Phil Maton a major part of Astros’ bullpen (

How Astros Rookie of the Year debate just got a lot more intriguing (

Astros Injury Updates: Altuve Set For MRI, Brantley Shut Down (

AL West News

Here are contestants and matchups for the Home Run Derby in Seattle (

Julio Rodriguez Joins A Group Of Mariners Legends (

What’s changed for Mariners of late? Aaron Goldsmith weighs in (

Rangers Continue To Lead MLB In Important Pitching Mark (

Texas Rangers plan for the 2023 MLB Draft (

MLB Rumors: Ohtani trade, Marcus Stroman suitor, Rangers blockbuster (

MLB Power Rankings and World Series Odds: Texas Rangers Still Shine Brightest | Sports Interaction (

Mike Trout injury update: Angels superstar has surgery to repair fractured wrist, out 4-8 weeks (

Angels make 2 roster moves after Mike Trout injury (

Anthony Rendon Comments On His Injury Woes (

Rosenthal reveals how MLB owners view A’s possible relocation (

Aviators catcher, A’s top prospect playing in MLB Futures Game (

Oakland A’s 2023 MLB Draft preview: Will they stick with bats or go with a pitcher? (

MLB News

Padres notes: Blake Snell staying on four days’ rest, Joe Musgrove TBD (

Oakland A’s 2023 MLB Draft preview: Will they stick with bats or go with a pitcher? (

What to expect from Colton Cowser in the Majors (

Wyatt Mills Undergoes Tommy John Surgery (

NY Yankees pitcher suspended for season under MLB’s domestic violence policy (

Sandy Alomar Jr. on Bo Naylor impressing early in MLB career (

Stupid MLB owner tricks? Giants’ Johnson picks fight with a clam shack (

Houston Astros Birthdays

LF Preston Tucker started his major league career with the 2015 Astros and appeared in 146 games in total between then and 2016. Tucker slashed .219/.274/.403 with 17 home runs and 41 RBI.

Tucker has the distinction of logging the highest WPA of his career in his major league debut, a mark of .447 on May 7, 2015 in a 3-2 win against the Los Angeles Angels. Although he was only one-for-three, that one was a game-tying one out RBI-single in the top of the ninth inning.

3B Germán Rivera played 13 games for the 1985 Astros, going 7-for-36 with two RBI. Although it was his last major league appearance, Rivera played another five seasons in affiliated minor league ball before beginning a six-season career in the Mexican League.