UPDATES & NEWS
Athletics have acquired Geovany Soto from the Rangers.
This explains why Soto was a late scratch Sunday. The Athletics already have three quality options at catcher, and it is difficult to see how he fits in. If he plays much he could hurt the fantasy values of Derek Norris, John Jaso and Stephen Vogt down the stretch.ANALYST: Steve Pimental
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