Astros News: Albers to 15-day DL; Cisnero called up

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Astros have placed Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 22. Jose Cisnero called up to fill out Houston's bullpen.

Matt Albers has been unavailable for Bo Porter for the past few games with should discomfort. The Astros have gone one step further and put Albers on the 15-day disabled list for right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to April 22.

Albers has been arguably the Astros most consistent reliever this season. He has allowed one run over 10 innings, walking three, striking out eight, and posting a 0.90 ERA (3.44 xFIP*). The Astros, the team that originally drafted him, brought back Albers this offseason via free agency after he spent six seasons bouncing between Baltimore, Boston, Arizona, and Cleveland. He has made at-least 56 appearances in his last five seasons since converting to a reliever.

Jose Cisnero has been called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Albers' place on the 25-man roster. Cisnero made 28 appearances for Houston in 2013, posting 2-2 record with a 4.12 ERA, 43.2 IP, 49 H, 22 BB, 41 SO. At Oklahoma City this season he has pitched 11 innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits, four walks, and 18 strikeouts.

If everything goes as scheduled, Albers would return during the Astros trip to Detroit.

*Stats courtesy of FanGraphs.

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