Nephew of Astros’ Pena drowns

Houston first baseman/designated hitter Carlos Pena will miss
the next two games due to a death in his family.

Astros manager Bo Porter says that Pena’s nephew drowned in the
Dominican Republic and Pena was traveling there to be with his

He will not be placed on the bereavement list, and the team
expects him back for Tuesday night’s game against Tampa Bay.

Also Sunday, the Astros placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the
seven-day disabled list because of concussion-related symptoms. He
suffered a concussion on Tuesday night and passed the concussion
tests the next day. He then experienced a slight headache after
pinch-running in Friday night’s game and the team decided to place
him on the list as a precaution.

Houston recalled outfielder Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma
City to take his roster spot.