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• The Astros signed their seventh-round pick, University of Florida outfielder Preston Tucker, to a contract on Wednesday and assigned him to short-season Tri-City. He was in the lineup for the ValleyCats on Wednesday as designated hitter, batting eighth.

• The Astros signed their seventh-round pick, University of Florida outfielder Preston Tucker, to a contract on Wednesday and assigned him to short-season Tri-City. He was in the lineup for the ValleyCats on Wednesday as designated hitter, batting eighth.

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