Houston calls up Wright to start against Cubs
The Houston Astros have called up Wesley Wright from Triple-A Round Rock and the left-hander was scheduled to make his first major league start against the Chicago Cubs.
Wright was 4-0 with a 4.18 ERA in 13 starts for Round Rock. He had no record and a 5.59 ERA in six relief appearances with the Astros earlier this season.
Ryan Dempster was expected to start for the Cubs on Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old Wright is 7-7 with a 5.24 ERA in 126 major league appearances.
Also for the Astros, right-hander Felipe Paulino, on the disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, saw Dr. David Lintner in Houston and was diagnosed with a mild rotator cuff strain. He is expected to be sidelined for four weeks.