Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday Morning Hot Links

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"If I throw strikes, I'm good. If I don't, I'm not very good. I'd rather throw strikes and be good." - Dallas Keuchel.

*Jose Cisnero will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, Jesse Crain is still on Weiland Island, and Matt Albers is still a couple of weeks away from returning. Asher Wojciechowski and Alex White will be going on rehab assignments in the next couple of weeks, and Mark Appel will rejoin an affiliate "in the next couple of weeks."

*Be sure to read the recap of Lancaster's combined no-hitter over Bakersfield from last night. Josh Hader missed J.D. Osborne's section of the game because he was working out.

*The Astros and Nationals continue to talk to Palm Beach County about sharing a Spring Training site.

*Collin McHugh updated his blog.

*Be sure to check out the Astros County Roundtable.

*No, you're not any closer to seeing CSN Houston on DirecTV.

*Dirk Hayhurst has an excellent piece about life in the minors.

*2011 11th Round pick Justin Gominsky has asked for his release from the Astros, and will play for the Gary RailCats. Gominsky played five games for the Astros in 2014 after missing all of 2013.

*Random: 2001 22nd Round pick Justin Humphries is the executive director of an investment firm for athletes and business leaders. Humphries pitched for the Astros organization from 2001-2005, with his best season coming in 2003, when he hit .269/.376/.467 for Lexington.