Ed Weaver of the Troy Record has a new article in which we find out a number of things. Namely, Mike Kvasnicka is injured.
Kvasnicka hasn't played since August 12, and here we find that the culprit is a tender forearm.
We also learn from the first linked article that the Astros and ValleyCats have begun discussing extending their Player Development Contract:
Negotiations with the Astros to renew the working agreement with the ValleyCats have opened but are in the preliminary stage, says ValleyCats general manager Rick Murphy. The talks likely won't intensify until after the New York-Penn League season is over.