Tough news out of Houston today. The shoulder discomfort that kept ex-Mississippi State star Kendall Graveman out of the postseason with the Astros last fall has been diagnosed as a shoulder injury requiring surgery. A veteran of nine big league campaigns, the 33-year-old Graveman will miss the 2024 season, the Astros announced. Right-hander Graveman has a 3.95 ERA in 280 career games; he put up a 2.42 in 23 games for Houston last year after being acquired from the Chicago White Sox at the trade deadline. He missed the 2019 season following elbow surgery but converted from starter to reliever and excelled over the next four years, registering 56 holds and 24 saves for three different clubs. He is slated to be a free agent after the ’24 season. P.S. Ole Miss product Jacob Waguespack has signed a minor league contract with Tampa Bay. The 30-year-old right-hander spent the last two years in Japan, winning a championship in 2022. Undrafted out of Ole Miss in 2015, he reached the big leagues in 2019 with Toronto and has appeared in 27 MLB games. … Samuel Richardson of Lewisburg High and Kevin Roberts Jr. of Jackson Prep took part in the DREAM Series camp sponsored by MLB and USA Baseball in Tucson over the MLK Jr. Day weekend.