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HOUSTON -- After six games serving as the designated hitter or as a pinch hitter off the bench, Yuli Gurriel is poised to make his debut defensively for the Astros this week against the Athletics, perhaps as early as Monday night in the series opener.

Gurriel worked extensively with third base coach Gary Pettis in left fielder prior to the series finale against the Rays on Sunday in anticipation of donning a glove for the first time since the Astros (68-62) recalled him from Triple-A Fresno on Aug. 21. Gurriel will debut at either third base or in left, with the latter a more likely option given how effectively rookie Alex Bregman has wielded his glove at the hot corner.

Gurriel dealt with a minor hamstring issue while the Astros completed a recent seven-game road trip in Pittsburgh, delaying his opportunity to showcase his defensive chops. Gurriel enjoyed an exceptional 15-year career in Cuba as a middle infielder, but with the Astros set at second base (All-Star Jose Altuve) and shortstop (2015 American League Rookie of the Year Carlos Correa), and with Bregman emerging, Gurriel will bounce around now that his health is no longer a big concern.

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Leaders
AVG: D. Valencia.298
HR: K. Davis33
RBI: K. Davis83
SB: M. Semien9
W: K. Graveman10
ERA: K. Graveman3.97
Saves: R. Madson26
K: S. Manaea100
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
Texas 7754.588-
Houston 6862.5238.5
Seattle 6862.5238.5
Oakland 5773.43819.5
LA Angels 5674.43120.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .249 (23)
Runs: 513 (26)
Hits: 1092 (24)
Home Runs: 139 (21)
Stolen Bases: 44 (24)
OBP: .303 (28)
SLG: .399 (26)
Total Bases: 1751 (25)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.51 (21)
Runs Allowed: 604 (21)
Saves: 35 (14)
Strikeouts: 948 (25)
OpBA: .264 (24)
OBP: .326 (17)
SLG: .425 (17)
Run Support: 4.04 (26)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
8/26 M. Semien Reinstated from Paternity Leave List
8/24 M. Semien Placed on Paternity Leave List
8/24 J. Wendelken Called Up from Minors
8/22 A. Alcántara Called Up from Minors
8/22 B. Butler Placed on 7-Day DL (Concussion)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
8/22 B. Butler Concussion (on 7-day DL)
8/17 T. Ladendorf Sprained left wrist (on 15-day DL)
8/7 S. Gray Strained right forearm (on 15-day DL)
8/5 J. Hahn Strained right shoulder (on 15-day DL)
8/4 J. Lowrie Left foot surgery - out for season (on 60-day DL)
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