Off-Day Today! Let's check in with FanGraphs on the odds of winning the division after two weeks of the season:
*Check the recap of the 5-4 win over the Tigers.
*Evan Gattis is going to catch at some point this week. Hinch:
It's not as big of a story as maybe we're making it. To get him in the rotation behind the plate and give Castro a day off, and whether I choose to play him or Kratz is something I'll probably talk more about the next homestand.
*Collin McHugh is helping to raise money for cancer research.
*It hurts every time I think about it: J.D. Martinez's rise to stardom began when the Astros let him go. There are some interesting notes about why Martinez was released and how he has matured as a hitter since signing with Detroit. Martinez:
The best thing they did is what they did - and that's let me go.
*Carlos Correa and Carlos Gomez got the day off yesterday, and Hinch said Springer and Altuve are due for a day off soon, as well.
*Lance McCullers threw a bullpen session yesterday without any issues, so his rehab can continue as scheduled.
*Matt Duffy is treating his latest stint in Fresno "like it's the big leagues." He'll play 3B and LF for Fresno going forward.
*Alex Bregman is destroying the Texas League. He hit his 5th homer yesterday, more than his 2015 season total.
*SportsLogos with an excellent piece on the logo origin of the Corpus Christi Hooks.
*Kevin Sherrington on all the players Spec Richardson (RIP) traded away.
*What you think you know about Ty Cobb is probably wrong.