A day after Scott Feldman went blow-for-blow with Yu Darvish in Arlington, he has been put on the bereavement list.
Paul Clemens arrives as Scott Feldman goes to bereavement list. Clemens had hot start at Class AAA— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 12, 2014
Feldman's father, Marshall, lost his battle with brain cancer this past Wednesday. Feldman pitched tremendously yesterday in spite of his current situation - recording seven scoreless innings against the Rangers. Evan Drellich talked with Feldman after yesterday's game -
"It was a rough couple days," Feldman said. "I think that without a doubt he would have wanted me to go out there and pitch. Just tried to go out there and keep my emotions under control. Hopefully he was watching. ... He was a big baseball fan."
Once added to the bereavement list, Feldman must spend at least three days off the roster and a maximum of seven. The question then becomes, will Feldman return for his schedule in Houston against the Royals next week? Who would make the spot start in his place? I expect the latter question to be relevant, Feldman should take as much as he need to grieve.
Paul Clemens was with the Astros for the majority of 2013, posting a 4-7 record, 5.40 ERA, and 1.47 WHIP. He has been sharp in Triple-A Oklahoma City thus far, allowing one earned run over eight innings of work. He has nine strikeouts compared to one walk in 2014.
Additional News and Notes
Matt Albers has returned to the major league roster after the birth of his son Mason James on Tuesday. Josh Zeid was optioned back to Triple-A Oklahoma City.