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Astros Rumors: Is Colin Moran set to join the Astros?

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Mar 10, 2016; Melbourne, FL, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran (79) at bat during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2016; Melbourne, FL, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Colin Moran (79) at bat during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports /
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Is Colin Moran the Latest Guy to Join The Houston Astros?

According to the legendary Peter Gammons, the Houston Astros are calling up third base prospect Colin Moran, and he will be in Chicago for tonight’s game. While the local media have not confirmed this, Gammons normally has a good pulse on the Astros organization. This is surprising news following the promotion of Tony Kemp, who would be making his debut tonight.

Why would Moran be joining the team now, maybe Marwin Gonzalez injury is worse than we thought it was. He fouled the ball hard off the top of his foot this weekend and could hardly put pressure on his foot Sunday, so he was unavailable for the game. But if he were to go down, I would see Danny Worth being called up. 

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Maybe Tyler White is the guy who goes down, with Luis Valbuena taking his talents to first base. This move could be to get White comfortable at the plate again as he was at the start of the season. White is hitting .234 with five homers and 16 RBIs, but most of the damage was done in the first few weeks of the season.

White would make the most sense, and it’s too bad with all the ability he showed early. I was not aware that Moran was out of the lineup last night. He is batting .288 with three homers and 22 RBI’s.

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We will write more once it is official.

Update: Jake Kaplan has confirmed the promotion and I forgot to mention the fact that it could be Chris Devenski going down to continue starting.

***Stats from Baseball-Reference***

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