The Houston Astros made a handful of roster moves today that featured the activation of right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the disabled list.
Feldman was cleared to rejoin the Astros rotation against the Baltimore Orioles after a short simulated session on Sunday. The former Chicago Cub/Baltimore Oriole currently holds a solid 1.69 ERA over his first four starts of the 2014 campaign with the Houston Astros.
With Feldman returning to the rotation, the Astros optioned left-handed Brett Oberholtzer to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Someone had to go and it just so happened to be Oberholtzer who drew the shorter straw. If that makes any sense. The left-handed starter carried a 5.68 ERA in just seven starts so far this season.
With one man coming off the disabled list, Houston placed right-hander Jose Cisnero on the 15-day disabled list. This move is retroactive to the one made on May 7, still with right elbow discomfort. No word on how long he’ll be out but the team has found a temporary replacement for him in the bullpen.
Paul Clemens was called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City earlier today after he was sent down a week ago. Clemens carries a 4.73 ERA over four relief appearances with the Astros and will be used in long relief.