With injuries piling up, Houston Texans bolster roster by trading for Steelers lineman

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With injuries piling up, Houston Texans bolster roster by trading for Steelers lineman
The Texans traded for Steelers center Kendrick Green. Composite Getty Image.

Just last week, the Texans completed a trade with Arizona sending a 5th round pick to the Cardinals for offensive lineman Josh Jones and a 7th round pick.

Clearly, the Texans feel like they need more help on the o-line as they traded for Steelers center Kendrick Green on Tuesday. Houston dealt away a 2025 6th round pick as compensation. Green was drafted in the third round in 2021 and started at center his rookie year.

However, he didn't see the field at all in 2022. He was a backup and was inactive for every game.

The Texans now have three offensive linemen currently injured with Tytus Howard (hand), Kenyon Green (shoulder) and Juice Scruggs (hamstring). Don't be surprised if all three are unavailable against Baltimore.

Things are not shaping up well for rookie QB CJ Stroud in his regular season debut, with the team possibly down three starters on the offensive line.

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White Sox defeat Astros, 2-0. Composite Getty Image.

Jonathan Cannon pitched seven-hit ball into the ninth inning in his first major league win, helping the Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Cannon, a third-round pick in the 2022 amateur draft, struck out four and walked one. He threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes, in his fifth career start and sixth appearance overall.

Cannon received a warm ovation when he departed after Jon Singleton and Mauricio Dubón singled with two outs in the ninth. John Brebbia then retired Victor Caratini on a grounder to first for his second save of the season.

Cannon (1-1) made his debut in April, but was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte after allowing 11 runs in 13 2/3 innings over three starts. He has permitted one run and 14 hits in 18 2/3 innings since he was recalled by the lowly White Sox on June 7.

Alex Bregman and Trey Cabbage each had two hits for Houston.

The Astros played without slugger Yordan Alvarez, who is batting .365 with five homers and 15 RBIs in June. Manager Joe Espada said Alvarez was dealing with a family matter, but could be back in the lineup as soon as Wednesday.

Framber Valdez (5-5) permitted two hits in six innings, but two of his five walks came around to score. Apparently frustrated by the strike zone, Espada was ejected by plate umpire Derek Thomas in the bottom of the third.

Andrew Vaughn drove in each of Chicago's runs on fielder's choice grounders with the bases loaded, one in the third and another one in the fifth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Astros: RHP Justin Verlander (neck discomfort) was placed on the 15-day injured list, and RHP Nick Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land. ... Espada said C Yainer Diaz (right hand) “came out well” after making his first start at catcher on Sunday since June 9.

White Sox: DH Eloy Jiménez (strained left hamstring) could return next week, general manager Chris Getz said. Jiménez is on a rehab assignment in the Arizona Complex League.

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Garrett Crochet (6-5, 3.16 ERA) pitches for Chicago on Wednesday night. The left-hander is 5-1 with a 1.36 ERA in his last nine starts. Hunter Brown (3-5, 5.00) takes the mound for Houston. The right-hander has a 13-inning scoreless streak after winning each of his last two starts.

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