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Brad Peacock (intercostal) hopes to resume throwing off a mound next week.

Peacock had a setback with his intercostal strain earlier this month but was cleared to resume throwing after having an MRI last Friday. There's no timetable for his return.
Jul 1 - 9:54 AM

Colby Rasmus (infection) was hospitalized overnight into Tuesday.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that Rasmus is "actually improved," but he also sounded less certain that the outfielder would be ready to leave with the club for their road trip that begins Thursday. There's no talk of the disabled list at this point, but it doesn't sound like Rasmus' return to the lineup is imminent. "There’s still a little bit of achiness in there and still a little bit of discomfort," Hinch said. "I think the smart thing for us is just to let the doctors continue to monitor him and get the infection out of there."
Jul 1 - 9:51 AM

Dallas Keuchel threw eight scoreless innings as the Astros shut out the Royals 4-0 on Tuesday.

The southpaw scattered seven hits without walking a batter, mixing in seven strikeouts over his eight innings. Such lines have become pretty common for Keuchel, who improved to 10-3 with a 2.03 ERA and 0.96 WHIP with the victory. His career high in wins is 12, achieved last year, but Keuchel is threatening to match that by the All-Star break. He'll attempt to take one step closer Monday at the Indians.
Jun 30 - 11:36 PM

Evan Gattis finished 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored Tuesday against the Royals.

El Oso Blanco is quickly becoming a triples machine, as Tuesday's was his fourth triple of the season after registering just one through his first 213 games. It was also his second consecutive game with a triple, so don't be surprised if, as he did Monday, Gattis gets a day off soon to recover. The fleet-footed designated hitter is batting .238/.269/.448 overall.
Jun 30 - 11:26 PM

George Springer went 1-for-3 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Royals.

Springer hit a two-run shot off Danny Duffy in the third inning to break a scoreless tie. He later walked and scored on a Jose Altuve double in the fifth. Springer now has 13 home runs to go with his 13 stolen bases. The outfielder is hitting .263/.363/.456 with 29 RBI and 42 runs scored on the year.
Jun 30 - 11:15 PM

Scott Feldman (knee) could begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.

He'll first have to make it through another bullpen session later this week. Feldman has been on the disabled list since May 27 with a torn meniscus in his right knee. Look for him to return after the All-Star break.
Jun 30 - 5:38 PM

Jake Marisnick (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday with Triple-A Fresno.

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle suspects that Marisnick will be cleared to rejoin the Astros' active roster next Monday in Cleveland. The 24-year-old outfielder has been on the shelf since June 19 with a strained hamstring. He boasts five homers and 11 stolen bases in 62 games this season.
Jun 30 - 5:31 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros have signed competitive balance pick OF Daz Cameron for $4 million.

Cameron was selected No. 37 overall, so the Astros went $2.332 million over the slot value in order to sign him. The 18-year-old slipped due to his high price tag, but the Astros had the largest pool in this year's draft. They also selected Alex Bregman and Kyle Tucker in the first round. It's an impressive haul of talent.
Jun 30 - 12:59 PM

Chris Carter swatted his 14th home run of the season in a 1-for-4 effort as the Astros downed the Royals 6-1 on Monday.

Carter added some superfluous offense with a solo shot off of Brandon Finnegan in the fifth inning for what turned out to be the Astros' final run. The slugger is hitting .198/.315/.405 with 14 home runs and 38 RBI in 76 games. It's worth noting that, through 76 games last season, he had a .189/.269/.421 batting line with 15 home runs and 35 RBI. He finished the year at .227/.308/.491 with 37 home runs and 88 RBI, so a summer surge may yet await him.
Jun 29 - 11:29 PM

Jose Altuve walked and hit a solo home run in four plate appearances on Monday as the Astros topped the Royals.

Altuve slugged a solo home run to left field off of Joe Blanton in the third inning, padding his club's lead to 3-0 at the time. He's now on an eight-game hitting streak while carrying a .292/.336/.415 batting line with seven home runs, 31 RBI, and 21 stolen bases.
Jun 29 - 11:25 PM

Lance McCullers held the Royals to a lone run in seven innings of work to pick up the win on Monday.

McCullers scattered four hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. The lone run came in the seventh inning on a Salvador Perez home run. It's only the third time in nine starts the right-hander has pitched into the seventh inning, but he has otherwise had a terrific start to his major league career, brandishing a 2.19 ERA with a 1.01 WHIP and a 58/18 K/BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings. McCullers will match up with the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.
Jun 29 - 11:17 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that the Angels are among the teams interested in L.J. Hoes.

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reported previously that the Orioles are interested in not only Hoes but also Alex Presley. Hoes, who came up in the Baltimore organization, has spent almost all of the season at Triple-A, hitting .335/.417/.466 with three homers and 11 steals.
Jun 29 - 7:54 PM

Jed Lowrie (thumb) has progressed to swinging a fungo bat.

Lowrie had been swinging a wiffle ball bat. The infielder is two months removed from surgery to repair a torn thumb ligament and remains a few weeks away from a return.
Jun 29 - 7:05 PM

Colby Rasmus (infection) could be available to play before the Astros begin a road trip on Thursday.

Rasmus got an infection following a bug bite on his left wrist. He's been given an IV and antibiotics, which have left him lethargic and unavailable to play the last few days. It appears he'll avoid the disabled list, though.
Jun 29 - 5:29 PM

Colby Rasmus (infection) remained out of the Astros' lineup Monday.

It's the third straight game he's missed due to a skin infection. Preston Tucker is in left field with Rasmus on the bench.
Jun 29 - 4:12 PM

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