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.