Houston Astros Player News: Last 24 hours, All Positions

News: The Astros won't allow Morton (lat) to throw for at least one week, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: This essentially ensures that Morton, who was moved to the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right lat strain, won't be activated from the disabled list when first eligible June 4. He first experienced the issue while playing catch Saturday and will have his activity limited over the next seven days before being reevaluted by the Astros. With Morton hitting the DL, Mike Fiers will reclaim a spot in the rotation after Brad Peacock had previously displaced him.
News: Fiers will rejoin the rotation and start Tuesday against the Twins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: The Astros announced earlier in the weekend that Fiers would serve in a relief role moving forward after Brad Peacock impressed in his spot start May 22 against the Tigers, but there will be room in the rotation for both pitchers after Charlie Morton (lat) was surprisingly placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday. Even with injuries to Morton and Collin McHugh (elbow) thinning the Astros' starting pitching depth, Fiers won't be guaranteed to stick around in a rotation role even if Morton is forced to miss more than the minimum amount of time. Fiers has been dreadful in his nine starts this season, submitting a 5.21 ERA and serving up a whopping 18 home runs in 46.2 innings.
News: Bregman is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.
Impact: Bregman seems to have broken out of his season-long power outage with three homers and three doubles in the last two weeks, but he's still been unable to make up much ground with his batting average, which sits at a disappointing .250 for the campaign. After going 1-for-11 with five strikeouts over his previous three games, Bregman will hit the bench for the day game after the night game, allowing Marwin Gonzalez to pick up a start at the hot corner.
News: McCann is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles.
Impact: McCann was back behind the plate Saturday after being activated from the 7-day disabled list prior to the contest, finishing 0-for-2 with a pair of walks. The Astros are inclined to ease McCann back into action following the concussion, so Evan Gattis will swap in for him at catcher for the series finale.
News: Altuve went 3-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs during Saturday's win over Baltimore.
Impact: The second baseman hit both doubles off lefty Wade Miley, which improved Altuve to an impressive .897 OPS and .379 wOBA against southpaws dating back to last year. His track record against left-handed pitchers shouldn't go overlooked in daily contests. Altuve is now up to 14 extra-base hits, 15 RBI and 18 runs with an .859 OPS through 25 games this month.
News: Springer went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs during Saturday's win over Baltimore.
Impact: Springer entered the game with a .389 wOBA and 40.7 hard-hit percentage against southpaws dating back to last season, and he took lefty Wade Miley deep in the fourth inning. The outfielder is a go-to fantasy asset in seasonal leagues, but he's also a strong option against left-handed pitchers in daily contests. For the year, Springer is up to 10 homers, 26 RBI, 31 runs and a .242/.318/.449 slash line.
News: Jankowski was recalled from Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Jankowski had been dispatched to the minors just two days earlier to make room for Dallas Keuchel's (neck) activation from the disabled list, but the Astros will be able to bring the right-hander back on the active roster following Charlie Morton's (lat) surprise move to the DL. It's expected that Jankowski, who made his MLB debut Wednesday against the Tigers, will see largely mop-up duty in relief while he remains with the big club.
News: Morton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a strained lat muscle, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The news seemingly comes out of nowhere, as Morton reported no issues after coming out of his most recent start Wednesday against the Tigers, when he gave up two runs over seven innings. The Tigers haven't issued a timetable for his return yet, but that could be solidified once Morton is reevaluated in subsequent days. Mike Fiers, who had recently been moved to the bullpen in favor of Brad Peacock, will likely reclaim a spot in the rotation with Morton's injury creating a vacancy.
News: The Astros have placed Morton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle, the club announced Sunday morning before its series finale against the Orioles.
Impact: Morton is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts, and the righty was scheduled to start Tuesday at Minnesota.
News: The Astros have placed Morton on the 10-day disabled list with a strained lat muscle, the club announced Sunday morning before its series finale against the Orioles.
Impact: Morton is 5-3 with a 4.06 ERA in 10 starts, and the righty was scheduled to start Tuesday at Minnesota.
News: Harris struck out two in a scoreless inning to pick up the save in Saturday's 5-2 win over Baltimore.
Impact: Houston closer Ken Giles had pitched the last two days and was unavailable Saturday, so Harris stepped in to serve as closer for the second time this season. He's been a major asset out of the bullpen once again this year, boasting a 22:3 K:BB along with a 2.49 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over 21.2 innings. You'll only get saves out of him rarely, of course, as Harris typically works in setup duty, where he's accumulated 10 holds.
News: Keuchel (8-0) allowed one run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings in Saturday's 5-2 win over the Orioles.
Impact: Keuchel, who threw just 86 pitches, could have gone longer but was fresh off the disabled list and reached his pitch limit. He pounded the bottom of the zone with his sinker, showing no signs of rust after not having pitched in 11 days. With the win, Keuchel lowered his ERA to 1.81, bettering the pace he set though 10 games during his 2015 Cy Young Award-winning campaign (1.90). He's next scheduled to pitch Friday against the Rangers on an extra day's rest.
News: Peacock will get the start Monday against the Twins, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Mike Fiers has officially lost his spot in the rotation, which left an opening for Peacock. The 29-year-old has a 13.0 K/9 rate and fanned eight batters in just 4.1 innings in his lone start this season. It may take a few starts before Peacock starts going deep into games, but his strikeout upside is undeniable.
News: Fiers will assume a role out of the bullpen starting Monday, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Brad Peacock will move into the rotation in place of Fiers, who has struggled mightily this season. Fiers has allowed a whopping 18 home runs in just 46.2 innings and owns a 5.21 ERA. He figures to be a long relief option should any of the Astros starters have a short outing.
News: McCann is batting sixth in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.
Impact: The veteran backstop will take over behind the plate in his first game since being activated off the 7-day concussion DL. He'll face left-hander Wade Miley in his return. McCann has feasted on southpaws this season to the tune of a .304 average coupled with a 1.124 OPS.
News: McCann (concussion) was activated from the 7-day disabled list ahead of Saturday's game against the Orioles, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As expected, McCann is back with the Astros ahead of Saturday's bout after missing the last week with a concussion. Should he start, the 33-year-old -- who is slashing .269/.365/.454 with six homers and 25 RBI this season -- will face Wade Miley in his return to the lineup.
News: Keuchel (neck) was activated from the 10-day disabled list and is expected to start Saturday against the Orioles, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: As expected, Keuchel was brought off the disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Saturday. Keuchel, who has compiled a 7-0 record with a 1.84 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through nine starts this season, will face off against Wade Miley and the Orioles in his first game back.
News: Ken Giles recorded his 14th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday. Giles struck out one, ending the game with a 3.10 ERA and 0.98 WHIP on the season.
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News: Joe Musgrove improved to 4-4, allowing four hits over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday. Musgrove struck out six, ending the game with a 4.89 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
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News: Chris Devenski allowed three hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday. Devenski struck out one, ending the game with a 3.10 ERA and 0.90 WHIP on the season.
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News: Jake Marisnick went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Friday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .290 batting average.
Impact: Marisnick has home runs in back to back games and four in his last seven contests. His six homers this season are one more than he had in 287 at-bats last season.
News: George Springer went 2 for 4 Friday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. He ended the game with a .237 batting average.
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News: Carlos Beltran went 1 for 4 with a home run and an RBI Friday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. The homer was his fifth of the season. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
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News: Evan Gattis went 2 for 4 Friday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 2-0. He ended the game with a .280 batting average.
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News: George Springer went 2 for 5 with a home run and two RBIs Saturday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. The homer was his 10th of the season. Springer scored twice. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
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News: Will Harris recorded his second save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Saturday. Harris struck out two, ending the game with a 2.49 ERA and 0.97 WHIP on the season.
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News: Jose Altuve went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI Saturday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. Altuve scored twice and stole a base. He ended the game with a .301 batting average.
Impact: Altuve had his fifth game of three or more hits this season and is a career .342 hitter in 27 games against Baltimore.
News: Marwin Gonzalez went 2 for 3 Saturday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. He ended the game with a .292 batting average.
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News: Yuli Gurriel went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. He ended the game with a .256 batting average.
Impact: Gurriel is 3 for 28 with one RBI - a home run - in his last eight games.
News: Alex Bregman went 1 for 4 Saturday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. Bregman scored once. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
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News: Evan Gattis went 1 for 4 with a double Saturday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. He ended the game with a .279 batting average.
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News: Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. He ended the game with a .298 batting average.
Impact: Correa is 7 for 12 with a homer and three RBIs in his last three games.
News: Brian McCann went 0 for 2 Saturday as the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. He ended the game with a .264 batting average.
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News: Jake Marisnick went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Houston Astros topped the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. Marisnick added a stolen base. He ended the game with a .277 batting average.
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News: Dallas Keuchel improved to 8-0, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Houston Astros defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Saturday. Keuchel struck out eight, ending the game with a 1.81 ERA and 0.88 WHIP on the season.
Impact: Keuchel, who missed one start with a pinched nerve in his neck, had eight wins and is just one away from matching his total from last year, when he struggled in the follow-up to his stellar 2015 season during which he won 20 games and the American League Cy Young Award.
News: The Astros will start Peacock on Monday against the Twins and move Mike Fiers into the bullpen. Manager A.J. Hinch said he isn't sure if he'll stick with this rotation past the Minnesota series.
Impact: Peacock allowed one hit and struck out eight in 4 1/3 innings in his first start of the season while filling in for Dallas Keuchel when he was injured. He's 2-0 with an 0.87 ERA in 13 appearances this year.