Worth noting

• The Astros promoted slugger A.J. Reed to Class A Quad Cities after he began his career at short-season Tri-City, where he batted .306 with five homers, 30 RBIs and a .516 slugging percentage. Drafted in the second round out of Kentucky, the first baseman recently won the Golden Spikes Award as the top college player for 2014.

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