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Houston Astros place Bryan Abreu on 10-day IL, call up two

May 23, 2021; Arlington, Texas, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Bryan Abreu (66) throws during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros placed right-handed reliever Bryan Abreu on the 10-day injured list Sunday.

The move is retroactive to Saturday, when Abreu strained his left calf while shagging balls at batting practice.

The team also optioned right-hander Brandon Bielak to Triple-A Sugar Land and recalled right-handers Enoli Paredes and Nivaldo Rodriguez to fill the open roster spots.

Abreu, 24, has gone 2-3 with a 4.21 ERA and one save in 21 relief appearances this season.

Bielak, 25, is 2-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 13 relief outings.

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Paredes, 25, came out of the bullpen in seven games for the Astros this season and posted an 8.31 ERA over 4 1/3 innings.

Rodriguez, 24, gave up one run in three innings in his only duty for the Astros this season.

–Field Level Media