Houston Astros put Michael Brantley (hamstring) on IL

May 19, 2021; Oakland, California, USA; Houston Astros left fielder Michael Brantley (23) before the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros put outfielder Michael Brantley on the 10-day injured list on Friday with right hamstring tightness.

The move is retroactive to Tuesday. The team recalled infielder Robel Garcia from Triple-A Sugar Land and he will be active for Houston’s Friday night against the San Diego Padres.

Also Friday, the Astros activated left-hander Framber Valdez from the IL. He takes the roster spot of southpaw Kent Emanuel, who was placed on the 10-day IL with left elbow soreness, retroactive to Wednesday.

Brantley is hitting .305/.346/.455 with three home runs and 25 runs scored to go with 15 RBIs in 41 games.

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Valdez (finger) has yet to see action this season after appearing in 11 games (10 starts) for the Astros in 2020. He went 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 70 2/3 innings.

Emanuel was 1-0 with a 2.55 ERA in 10 games this season.

Garcia has appeared in 13 games, hitting .190 with two RBIs.

–Field Level Media