UPDATES & NEWS
Jeff Samardzija will be inactive for the All-Star Game in Minneapolis.
The Shark shined in his debut with his new club Sunday and his peers felt he shined enough in his time with the Cubs that they had voted him onto the NL All-Star team. The good news for Samardzija is that he can go to the game, (and enjoy all the activities that the All-Star players will be involved in), but he will not be able to play now that he is a member of an American League team. Starlin Castro has been voted in to replace for Cubs former ace.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva