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Charlie Pallilo: The time is right for Kyle Tucker and the Astros

Kyle Tucker got his first hit as an Astro on Saturday. Photo by Rich Schultz (left) and Bob Levey (right)/Getty Images

The Astros made a big move on Saturday when they called up star prospect Kyle Tucker from Triple-A Fresno and sent down Jake Marisnick. Tucker may take a while to get comfortable in the big leagues, and we've seen this type of thing before. Alex Bregman had a very slow start to his career in the majors, and it looks like he's turned into a very good player. In fact, Bregman was named to his first All-Star team over the weekend. Bregman will join four other Astros at the All-Star game including Justin Verlander, Gerrit Cole, George Springer, and Jose Aluve.

Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

Astros' owner Jim Crane joins ESPN 97.5 Houston and discusses the latest news on the Houston Open Golf Tournament. Crane also shares his thoughts on the Astros off-season and how more moves are expected to be made after Bryce Harper and Manny Machado pick a team to sign with. "Well, I think things are a little bottled up with the two big guys that haven't dropped yet," said Crane.

When asked about a win total for the Astros this year, Crane hinted that going over 96.5 games seems likely. Finally, Crane talks about how the team could use more pitching, and how there's still a possibility that the Astros bring back some free agents that haven't signed with another team yet. You can listen to the entire interview above. The Astros conversation occurs around the 12-minute mark.

You can hear Granato and Raheel with Del weekdays from 9-11am on ESPN 97.5 radio. You can listen live or on demand with the ESPN 97.5 radio app.