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Houston Astros place Jose Urquidy (shoulder) on IL

Jun 23, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Jose Urquidy (65) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros placed right-handed starting pitcher Jose Urquidy on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, citing right shoulder discomfort.

The Astros also selected left-hander Ryan Hartman from Triple-A Sugar Land and designated righty Francis Martes for assignment.

Urquidy left Tuesday’s start against the visiting Baltimore Orioles after just 1 1/3 innings with a shoulder issue. Discomfort in the same shoulder also forced him to miss a few weeks of action in May.

Urquidy has played the largest role of his three-year career in the majors, all with Houston. The 26-year-old from Mexico is 6-3 in 14 starts with a 3.38 ERA and 66 strikeouts to only 13 walks. He owns a WHIP of 0.957.

In 28 appearances (26 starts) over three seasons, Urquidy is 9-5 all-time with a 3.41 ERA.

Hartman, 27, has yet to make his major league debut. He has played in the Astros’ minor league system since 2016, when they selected him in the ninth round of the MLB amateur draft.

–Field Level Media