On Valverde: doesn't seem to be anything definitive tonight about his return date.
From Astros/MLB site:
http://houston.astros.mlb.com/news/arti ... p&c_id=hou
Following Arizona, the Astros will play consecutive road Interleague series against the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins. It's expected they will get a boost on the trip when closer Jose Valverde and starting second baseman Kaz Matsui return from the disabled list.
Valverde, who has been sidelined since April 27 with a strained right calf, could be activated in time for Friday's game.
"Could be" doesn't quite cut it for those looking for certainty, but good news regardless.