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Welcome to the Friday Boil, where we boil down the latest news in baseball for you. In this post, we’ll be covering the latest news on the Houston Astros, including updates on Jose Altuve’s injury and the team’s rotation. But don’t worry, we won’t leave out the rest of the AL West or the baseball world as a whole. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive in.

First up, the Houston Astros. While star player Jose Altuve has been cleared to resume baseball activities, there’s still no timetable for his return. However, despite injuries plaguing the team, some believe that their rotation is just fine. Others have suggested possible solutions, but the team’s biggest issue may be one that no one saw coming. The Astros’ offense may be struggling now, but fans are hopeful that they’ll see a turnaround soon.

Off the field, Astros fans had a clapback for Keynan Middleton, who called Carlos Correa a cheater. Meanwhile, Michael Brantley is expected to return to the team in the next few days.

Moving on to the rest of the AL West, the Seattle Mariners breathed a sigh of relief after winning 5-3 to sweep Oakland. However, their hitting woes may be due to issues at the top of their lineup. As for the A’s, fans are chanting “sell the team” during home games, and Jeff Van Gundy discussed A-Rod and the A’s during NBA playoffs. Over in Los Angeles, the Angels’ Shohei Ohtani joined Babe Ruth in a milestone achievement, but the team has had to deal with some cheating issues during their series with the Cardinals. And finally, Sandy León recounts a harrowing day when his young daughter fell into a pool.

In other baseball news, Alabama baseball coach Brad Bohannon was fired after being linked to suspicious bets. On a more positive note, Olivia Pichardo became the first female Division I baseball player in history and threw the first pitch at a Red Sox game. However, a dad in Florida punched and knocked out an umpire during a high school baseball game. And finally, there’s a surprising city that’s suddenly serious about getting a pro baseball team.

To wrap things up, let’s end on a celebratory note with some Houston Astros birthdays. Bob Cerv had a 12-season MLB career and ended things with the Houston Colt .45s for 19 games. Don Buddin had an OBP of .385 due to plate discipline even though he hit just .229 during his time with the Astros. And Tommy Helms played for Houston from 1972 through 1975, hitting .269/.309/.348 with 14 home runs and 185 RBI in 486 games.

That’s a wrap for this week’s Friday Boil. We hope you found our summaries entertaining and informative. Stay tuned for next week’s edition, and in the meantime, enjoy all the baseball action.