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Yulieski Gurriel | Third Baseman | #10

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2016 / UDFA / HOU

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Yuli Gurriel homered and doubled Tuesday against the Marlins.
The homer was his first in 42 at-bats this spring, and he also raised his average to .286. The Astros plan on making Gurriel their everyday first baseman this year, but they do have A.J. Reed ready to step in if Gurriel's bat disappoints. Most likely, Gurriel will prove pretty solid in the end. Mar 21 - 4:00 PM

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Yulieski Gurriel is expected to work primarily at first base during spring training.

The 32-year-old spent most of his rookie season at the hot corner but this year that position will be filled by Alex Bregman. Gurriel did make a few cameos at first last season, drawing four starts there in 2016. "He obviously knows third, but first base is a huge priority for him for the spring," said manager A.J. Hinch. "I will sprinkle in third base and be a little more bullish about his first-base time." Gurriel hit .262 with three homers and 15 RBI over 130 at-bats last year in his first taste of the big leagues.
Feb 18 - 5:02 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is not in Monday's lineup versus the Mariners.

Gurriel has just three hits in his last 31 at-bats, so he'll get a breather for the series opener. Marwin Gonzalez will make the start at third base and hit second versus right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-4 and hit his second homer Thursday against the Indians.

Gurriel struggled in his minor league stint, but he's hit .331 with a couple of homers in 51 at-bats as a major leaguer. The Astros will keep playing him regularly down the stretch, making him a solid choice in mixed leagues.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 04:27:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel went 2-for-4 and hit his first home run as a major leaguer on Wednesday versus the Indians.

The two-run shot off Indians relief ace Andrew Miller brought the Astros to within one run in the eighth inning but they ultimately fell short. The recent Cuban import has hit well in his first 14 games in the majors. He is sporting a solid .318/.340/.455 slash line. Time will tell if the 32-year-old's bat can impact fantasy pennant races.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 10:59:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

Gurriel has now sat out two of the last three games, both against right-handers. We haven't heard anything about his hamstring acting up again, so this just appears to be manager A.J. Hinch thinking he has better options. Gurriel is batting .318/.375/.409 over his first 24 plate appearances with the Astros. He's going to start working out at first base as the club tries to find ways to fit him into the lineup.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:18:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel will start in left field for the Astros on Wednesday against the A's.

Gurriel was supposed to take over as the Astros' starting third baseman when he arrived in the major leagues earlier this month, but a hamstring injury stalled that plan and now Alex Bregman appears firmly entrenched at the hot corner. Gurriel hasn't played the outfield regularly since 2005, when he was a 21-year-old center fielder in Cuba, but left field at Houston's Minute Maid Park is relatively easy because of the short porch. He did make one start in left at Triple-A Fresno prior to his callup.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:46:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel is out of the Astros' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Athletics.

Gurriel went 2-for-4 with a run scored on Monday and is batting .389/.450/.500 over his first seven major league games, but the 32-year-old Cuban may still be dealing with some hamstring tightness. Alex Bregman is at third base and Evan Gattis is at DH on Tuesday night against A's right-hander Kendall Graveman.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 04:19:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel will start at third base for Monday's game against the Athletics.

It will be his first action in the field since joining the Astros. Gurriel is 5-for-14 (.357) with two doubles and two RBI through his first six games in the majors. Alex Bregman will slide into the DH spot on Monday.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 04:20:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is back in the Astros' lineup Friday.

It's his first start since Sunday, when he exited his first game with the 'Stros with a tight right hamstring. Gurriel is in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against Drew Smyly and the Rays.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 05:08:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) lined out as a pinch-hitter on Wednesday against the Pirates.

Gurriel was held out of the Astros' starting lineup for the third straight game due to tightness in his right hamstring. It's something he came down with in his major league debut Sunday versus the Orioles. Gurriel should be ready to rock for the opening of a three-game weekend series Friday night against the Rays.
Thu, Aug 25, 2016 08:55:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) remains absent from the Astros' lineup on Wednesday.

Gurriel has now started just one of four games since joining the active major league roster on Sunday. He left his MLB debut with tightness in his right hamstring and is still apparently experiencing discomfort. This is probably a good time for a reminder that the Cuban slugger is 32 years old. Alex Bregman will start at third base again and bat second Wednesday versus Pirates ace Gerrit Cole.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 10:19:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) is out of the Astros' starting lineup again on Tuesday night.

Gurriel left his MLB debut on Sunday with right hamstring tightness and was limited to pinch-hitting duties on Monday. His status appears to be the same for Tuesday. Alex Bregman is starting at third base and batting second versus Pirates right-hander Ivan Nova.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 04:05:00 PM

Yulieski Gurriel (hamstring) grounded out as a pinch-hitter Monday against the Pirates.

Gurriel exited his MLB debut on Sunday because of hamstring tightness, but he's expected to be back in the starting lineup Tuesday. The Astros don't have the DH available under National League rules, so look for him to either play third base or left field.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:41:00 AM

Yulieski Gurriel is available off the bench Monday against the Pirates.

Gurriel left his MLB debut Sunday with some tightness in his hamstring, but it's not considered serious. The Astros don't have the DH available for their series against the Pirates, but Gurriel is likely to be back in the lineup Tuesday either at third base or in left field.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
4A.J. Reed
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7James Hoyt
8Jandel Gustave
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Dayan Diaz