Struggling Astros bring up Evan Gattis and Colin Moran

May 17, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) The struggling Houston Astros retooled their roster for the second straight day, adding catcher Evan Gattis and third baseman Colin Moran.

Gattis was recalled from Double-A Corpus Christi and was the designated hitter and cleanup batter for Tuesday's series opener at the Chicago White Sox. Houston selected the contract of Moran from Triple-A Fresno.

Outfielder Carlos Gomez was placed on the 15-day disabled list and right-hander Asher Wojciechowski was designated for assignment.

Gomez had a rib injury and was shaken up diving back hard into second on an attempted pickoff Sunday in a 10-9 loss at Boston.


Last-place Houston added 5-foot-6 infielder Tony Kemp on Monday, when catcher Erik Kratz was designated for assignment. Astros manager A.J. Hinch said he intends to start Moran and Kemp on Wednesday night.