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Houston Astros place Kyle Tucker (protocols) on IL

Jun 10, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Kyle Tucker (30) reacts after his three RBI hit against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 10, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Kyle Tucker (30) reacts after his three RBI hit against the Boston Red Sox in the fifth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros placed outfielder Kyle Tucker on the injured list due to health and safety protocols. Tucker missed Tuesday’s game because of illness and remained unavailable Wednesday.

Tucker, 24, is not reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 but the timing of his return to the active roster is unclear.

The team called up infielder Abraham Toro from Triple-A Sugar Land. Toro was 1-for-12 (.083) in six games for the Astros earlier this season.

Tucker, the No. 5 overall pick by Houston in 2015, is hitting .268 and has 13 home runs and 43 RBIs through 64 games this season.

–Field Level Media