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MLB Commerce Rumors: Christian Walker a ‘Dream Goal’ for Astros amid Guerrero Jr. Buzz

Andrew Peters July 5, 2024 Michael Owens/Getty Images Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is reportedly a “dream target” for the Houston Astros ahead of the MLB trade deadline, per the New York Post’s Jon Heyman. Heyman reported that the Astros are seeking a starter who can hit, potentially a first baseman, and Walker is

MLB Commerce Rumors: Christian Walker a ‘Dream Goal’ for Astros amid Guerrero Jr. Buzz

Andrew PetersJuly 5, 2024

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 03: Christian Walker #53 of the Arizona Diamondbacks looks on as he hits a three run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on July 03, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Owens/Getty Images)

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Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is reportedly a “dream goal” for the Houston Astros forward of the MLB commerce deadline, per the New York Put up’s Jon Heyman.

Heyman reported that the Astros are looking for a starter who can hit, doubtlessly a primary baseman, and Walker is the participant they’d want.

Walker, who can be a free agent after the season, has 20 residence runs, 59 RBI and a .267 batting common to start out the season. Touchdown him forward of the July 30 commerce deadline would definitely be the improve the Astros are looking for, however it could probably take rather a lot to get Arizona to commerce him.

The report about Houston’s pursuit of Walker comes amid buzz surrounding Toronto Blue Jays star Vladimir Guerrero Jr. In June, Astros insider Michael Schwab reported that Guerrero is likely one of the prime commerce targets for Houston, which might be one other potential improve at first base.

How aggressive the Astros are keen to be to enhance is unclear, however they might probably have to put collectively a lofty haul for both Walker or Guerrero.

After a considerably shaky begin to the 12 months, Houston has put collectively a strong stretch over the previous month to get itself above .500 on the 12 months. The Astros have received 12 of their final 14 video games and at present sit in second place within the AL West.

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