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Yuli Gurriel | First Baseman | #10

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/9/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 2016 / UDFA / HOU
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Yuli Gurriel went 2-for-5 and crunched a three-run homer in Saturday's loss to the Rangers.
He pounced on a Mike Minor offering to give his club a 5-0 lead in the fourth inning but the Astros wouldn't score again and ended up losing in extra innings. This was Gurriel's second game after being activated from the disabled list on Friday. Apr 14 - 7:57 PM

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Astros activated 1B Yuli Gurriel from the 10-day disabled list.

Gurriel has been out all season following surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand. A player's power can often be sapped when they come back from the procedure, so it's something for fantasy owners to keep in mind. Gurriel put up a .299/.332/.486 batting line with 18 home runs and 75 RBI for last year's World Champs.
Apr 13 - 3:42 PM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) is expected to be in the Astros' starting lineup on Friday.

Gurriel has reported to Minute Maid Park in Houston after going 9-for-21 (.429) with four doubles and three RBI on his five-game minor league rehab assignment. The 33-year-old first baseman was placed on the disabled list April 2 after serving a five-game suspension for an inappropriate gesture toward Yu Darvish in last year's World Series. He underwent surgery in late February to address a fractured hamate bone in his left hand.
Apr 11 - 11:50 AM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Thursday.

Gurriel is eligible to be activated from the 10-day disabled list next Friday -- April 13 -- and all signs point to him being ready on that date. The 33-year-old first baseman needed surgery in late February to address a fractured hamate bone in his left hand, but he's made a swift recovery. Gurriel slashed .299/.332/.486 with 18 home runs and 75 RBI in 139 regular-season games last season for the World Series-champion Astros.
Apr 5 - 11:36 AM

Astros placed 1B Yuli Gurriel on the 10-day disabled list with a left hand injury.

Houston was hoping that Gurriel might be ready to join the active roster after he got done serving his five-game suspension for an insensitive gesture toward Yu Darvish in last year's World Series, but the 33-year-old first baseman needs some tune-up at-bats in the minor leagues. There has been no setback with his surgically-repaired hand and he should be ready to rock in exactly 10 days. Marwin Gonzalez and J.D. Davis have been sharing time at first base for the Astros.
Apr 2 - 10:35 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch suggested Monday that Yuli Gurriel (hand) might not join the active roster on Tuesday.

Gurriel is eligible to return from his five-game 2017 World Series suspension on Tuesday, but it sounds like the Astros might place him on the 10-day disabled list and send him out on a minor league rehab assignment so that he can get some tune-up at-bats. The 33-year-old first baseman missed most of spring training after undergoing surgery to remove the hamate bone from his left hand in late February. "No setback. It’s just a tedious process to make sure that he’s capable of handling major league pitching and the workload that comes with it," said Hinch.
Apr 2 - 5:22 PM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) will likely return to the Astros' lineup on Tuesday against the Orioles.

Gurriel is recovering from surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand, but wasn't placed on the disabled list to begin the season. He is, however, serving a five-game suspension for an insensitive gesture toward Yu Darvish in last year's World Series.
Mar 31 - 5:23 PM

Astros placed 1B Yuli Gurriel on the restricted list.

Gurriel is recovering from February surgery to remove the hamate bone in his left hand, but the Astros opted not to place him on the disabled list so he could presumably make his regular-season debut next Tuesday. He first has to serve a five-game suspension for an insensitive gesture toward Yu Darvish in last year's World Series.
Mar 29 - 12:25 PM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) will stay in Florida this week and continue his rehabilitation.

Guriel began fielding grounders and working on the field last week, and also was able to get some swings in. It currently looks as if he'll be back with the Astros at some point in the middle of April. Once cleared to return, he'll serve a five-game suspension for his insensitive gesture towards Yu Darvish in the 2017 World Series.
Mar 25 - 10:38 AM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) fielded grounders, ran the bases, and did some light hitting Tuesday in Astros camp.

Gurriel underwent surgery in late February to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. The original timetable called for him to be sidelined for 5-6 weeks, and it appears that will turn out to be fairly accurate. He could be ready to rock around the second or third week of the regular season as long as there are no setbacks. Gurriel still has to serve a five-game suspension for his insensitive gesture toward Yu Darvish in last year's World Series.
Mar 21 - 11:02 AM

Yuli Gurriel (hand) returned to Astros' camp Monday and went through a light workout.

Gurriel required surgery last Wednesday to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. He's due to miss 5-6 weeks and will also serve a five-game suspension for his insensitive gesture to Yu Darvish during the World Series, so a return in mid-to-late April is likely.
Mar 5 - 2:04 PM

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said Wednesday that Yuli Gurriel (hand) will likely be out 5-6 weeks.

Gurriel underwent surgery Wednesday morning in Houston to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand. That procedure can sometimes take up to eight weeks to recover from and will often have lasting effects, but the Astros are giving off an optimistic tone. "It was not something that happened in the last few days," Luhnow told reporters. "It’s something that has been there for a few years, but it was non-symptomatic until recently." Marwin Gonzalez is likely to serve as the Astros' primary first baseman in the early going this season. Tyler White, A.J. Reed, and J.D. Davis could also be in the mix depending on how things go this spring.
Feb 28 - 10:15 AM

Yuli Gurriel is undergoing surgery Wednesday in Houston to remove the hook of the hamate bone in his left hand.

Gurriel left Astros camp and flew back to Houston on Monday after experiencing discomfort around his left hand and wrist, and it was quickly recommended that he go under the knife. There's no timetable yet, but hamate bone surgeries can sideline baseball players for 6-8 weeks and will often have lasting effects even when the player returns. Marwin Gonzalez figures to open the 2018 season as the Astros' starting first baseman. Tyler White now has a better shot of making the Opening Day roster and could also see a good amount of starts in the early going. A.J. Reed and J.D. Davis might also be in the mix.
Feb 28 - 9:33 AM

Yuli Gurriel has traveled to Houston to have his left hand examined.

Gurriel was scratched from Monday's lineup due to what was called left wrist discomfort, but it turns out that the injury isn't to his wrist. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that he doesn't know what caused the injury, but there appears to be some concern here. Marwin Gonzalez could see an uptick in playing time at first base, opening things up for Derek Fisher in left field.
Feb 27 - 9:59 AM

Yuli Gurriel was scratched from Monday's lineup with left wrist discomfort.

No word yet on the severity of the issue, but there's no reason to take any chances this early in the spring. The Astros should pass along an update soon.
Feb 26 - 1:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Derek Fisher
2Jake Marisnick
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave