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.
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