• Astros manager Bo Porter says he's not one to have a team meeting if the team is struggling.
"I think that if you have something to say, you say it to the individual player or the few players you may be talking to," he said. "From my history, the manager is talking to 25 guys, but he's really talking to one or two and the other 23 are sitting there saying, 'Why am I sitting here?'"
• Porter said right-hander Alex White underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Thursday and came through it fine. Porter said he and White exchanged text messages following the procedure. White, acquired in December from the Rockies, will miss the rest of the season.
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