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  • On The Fly: Springer Has Sprung

    Former UConn baseball player George Springer, a rookie with the Astros, leads Major League Baseball with an average home run distance of 423.8 feet (minimum fine homers), according to ESPN. A Springer dinger, No. 18, went 442 feet Tuesday night. Too bad he is not in Monday's Home Run Derby at the All-Star Game. ... The Hall of Fame says 26 players in this year's All-Star Game have artifacts in the Hall's permanent collection. Troy Tulowitzki's collection involves two rarities: an unassisted triple play (April 29, 2007) and hitting for the cycle (Aug. 10, 2009). There have been only 15 unassisted triple plays in MLB history; there are more than 250 cycles. Only Tulowitzki and John Valentin, the former Red Sox infielder, have pulled off both.
  • Texas Rangers - PlayerWatch

    RHP Roman Mendez pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday against Houston in his major league debut. He allowed no hits and one walk, and he struck out one. Mendez was called up from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday. CF Leonys Martin went 2-for-3 with a...

    Houston Astros - PlayerWatch

    OF Alex Presley, who was injured while hitting Monday, was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a strained right oblique muscle. In 70 games, Presley is hitting .252 with five home runs and 13 RBIs. RHP Brad Peacock (3-5, 4.30 ERA) won for the...

    Toronto Blue Jays - PlayerWatch

    OF Brad Glenn cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo. In six games with the Blue Jays before he was designated for assignment Sunday, Glenn went 1-for-15 (.067) with one walk and five strikeouts. Toronto chose Glenn in the 23rd round of...

    Preview: Astros at Rangers

    Yu Darvish has been hit unusually hard of late but it was an unusual hit that threatened to keep the Texas Rangers ace from making his scheduled start Wednesday. Darvish survived a scare Tuesday when he was hit in the head by a fly ball during batting...