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Astros' Christian Vazquez: Traded to Houston
Vazquez was traded to the Astros from the Red Sox on Monday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
It's not yet clear who will head to Boston in the deal, but the Astros will have a new primary catcher the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Taylor Jones: Recalled from Triple-A
Jones was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land Monday.
Jones will take the roster spot of Alex Bregman, who was placed on the paternity list in the corresponding move. Bregman will be away from the team for 1-to-3 days, so Jones' latest stint with the big club does not figure to be a long one.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Alex Bregman: Placed on paternity list
Bregman was placed on the paternity list Monday.
Bregman was scratched from Monday's lineup in order to be with his wife, and he wound up being excused from the team for the next 1-to-3 days. Taylor Jones was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land to take Bregman's place on the roster.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jayden Murray: Flipped to Houston
Murray was traded from the Rays to the Astros on Monday in a three-team trade that sent Jose Siri to Tampa Bay, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
A 25-year-old righty who has made just one start at Triple-A, Murray has posted a 2.83 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 65 strikeouts in 76.1 innings at Double-A. Considering Siri was a fringe roster piece, expectations for Murray should be tempered.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Alex Bregman: Scratched from Monday's lineup
Bregman was scratched from the lineup for Monday's game against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Bregman is not dealing with any sort of injury, but his wife went into labor with the couple's child, and he will leave the team for the time being to be with her. Aledmys Diaz will take Bregman's place at third base, and Chas McCormick will replace Diaz in left field.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Trey Mancini: Headed to Houston
Mancini will be traded to the Astros, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
It's not yet known who Houston will send to Baltimore to complete the trade, but Mancini's tenure with the Orioles will come to a close. While he will likely hit lower in the order with Houston, Mancini should continue to play nearly every day between left field, right field, first base and designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Freudis Nova: Rehabbing in FCL
Nova (knee) began a rehab assignment with the Astros' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate July 25 and has gone 3-for-6 with a home run, a double and a walk over his first three games.
The 22-year-old shortstop is nearing the finish line in his recovery from a torn ACL in his left knee, an injury he suffered last September. Once he completes his assignment in the FCL, Nova is expected to report to High-A Asheville, where he's currently residing on the club's 60-day injured list.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jonathan Bermudez: Back in action at Triple-A
Bermudez (hip) returned to action for Triple-A Sugar Land on July 22 and has given up eight runs on six hits and three walks while striking out nine over 5.2 innings in his two appearances.
Though he never landed on Sugar Land's injured list, Bermudez was sidelined for about a month with right hip discomfort. The 26-year-old lefty served up three home runs in his first two outings since returning, adding to what has already been a frustrating season. Over his 57.1 innings with Sugar Land in 2022, Bermudez owns an 8.16 ERA and 1.79 WHIP.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Yuli Gurriel: Adds another steal
Gurriel went 2-for-5 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Mariners.
Gurriel has two steals, three doubles and three multi-hit efforts during his five-game hitting streak. His theft Sunday came as part of a double-steal that saw Jose Altuve dart home for the game's first run. Gurriel has picked up four of his seven steals this season in his last 10 games. He's slashing .243/.293/.392 with seven home runs, 28 RBI, 36 runs scored and 30 doubles through 94 contests.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jose Altuve: Steals home Sunday
Altuve went 2-for-3 with a stolen base, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and a run scored in Sunday's 3-2 extra-inning win over the Mariners.
Altuve was plunked in the first inning, then moved to third on a Yuli Gurriel single. Gurriel then initiated a double-steal, and Altuve was able to dart home for the opening run. This was the second baseman's fourth steal in July and his ninth in 10 attempts this season. He's added a .273/.362/.506 slash line, 19 home runs, 37 RBI, 57 runs scored and 19 doubles through 86 contests.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Jake Odorizzi: Throws seven shutout innings
Odorizzi allowed two hits and two walks while striking out eight in seven scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Sunday.
Odorizzi left his last start after developing a blister and yielding six runs in five innings versus the Athletics. He responded with a stellar start, his second of at least seven frames with no runs allowed in five July outings. The right-hander was denied the win when Jesse Winker took Ryne Stanek deep for a game-tying home run in the eighth. Odorizzi now has a 3.75 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 46:17 K:BB in 60 innings across 12 starts this year. He's lined up for a road start in Cleveland next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Hits bench Sunday
Diaz is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
According to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle, manager Dusty Baker said Diaz was initially penciled in to start Sunday, but the Astros opted to withhold the 31-year-old from the lineup to give him a chance to rest his legs. Chas McCormick will draw the start in left field in place of Diaz, who had been included in the starting nine in six of the previous seven contests.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Mauricio Dubon: Sits after two straight starts
Dubon is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Dubon will take a seat after he started in both of the past two games while going 3-for-7 with a home run and two walks. Though he might have overtaken Jake Meyers as the Astros' preferred option in center field, expect Houston to at least explore the trade market for an upgrade at the position prior to Tuesday's deadline.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Martin Maldonado: Sitting Sunday
Maldonado is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Maldonado will get a breather after he went 2-for-10 with a double and a run scored while starting in each of Houston's last three games. Korey Lee will fill in for Maldonado behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Ryan Pressly: Blows save opportunity
Pressly (3-3) gave up two earned runs on two hits and a walk while striking out two over one inning of work to take the loss in a 5-4 defeat to the Mariners on Saturday.
Pressly had been very good in July, tallying two wins and two saves while posting an ERA of 2.00 coming into Saturday's game. However, he wasn't able to protect a one-run lead over the Mariners and gave up the game-winning hit on a two-out, two-RBI single to Abraham Toro. Despite being saddled with his third loss of the season, Pressly should get a chance to redeem himself shortly.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Aledmys Diaz: Homers in second straight
Diaz went 3-for-3 with a solo home run, an RBI single and a walk in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Diaz homered off Chris Flexen in the bottom of the fifth inning for his third home run over the last two games. Diaz has put together an impressive July, slashing .286/.351/.600 in 70 at-bats. The utility player now has nine home runs and 25 RBI on the season and is producing out of the bottom third of the lineup. It is worth monitoring to see if he can build on his momentum in August.... See More ... See Less
Astros' Framber Valdez: Tallies 18th quality start
Valdez gave up three earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out seven over seven innings in a 5-4 loss to the Mariners on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision.
Valdez found success by leaning heavily on his groundball-inducing sinker, throwing the pitch 36 percent of the time. He garnered two double plays in the contest to give him seventeen total on the year. Valdez has been solid all season long and leads the majors with 18 quality starts after stringing together a remarkable 15 quality starts in a row. Look for Valdez to take the mound next week in Cleveland.... See More ... See Less
Team Statistical Rankings
|L. McCullers SP Lance McCullers SP||Forearm|
|M. Brantley DH Michael Brantley DH||Shoulder|
|B. Taylor RP Blake Taylor RP||Elbow|
|J. Castro C Jason Castro C||Knee|
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