The Astros announced today they have placed RHP Brad Peacock on the 15-day disabled list and have replaced RHP Asher Wojciechowski.
The #Astros have officially placed RHP Brad Peacock on the 15-day DL (left intercostal strain) and recalled RHP Asher Wojciechowski.— Houston Astros (@astros) April 17, 2015
Peacock underwent hip surgery this offseason and was one the players that didn't start Spring Training healthy for the Astros. Houston brought Peacock along slowly, he pitched in only 0.2 innings the Major League club this spring. Peacock started the season in Triple A Fresno, making one start - 4.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO against Las Vegas on April 9.
The Astros recalled Peacock on April 13 to replace Asher Wojciechowski in the rotation. Peacock was serviceable in his first outing, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings of work in a loss to Oakland.
Wojciechowski had a solid spring and made the opening day roster after injuries to Peacock and LHP Brett Oberholtzer opened up spots in the rotation. He struggled in his first outing on April 9 against the Indians, giving up 4 runs on eight hits through four innings in his first career major league start.
Astros manager A.J. Hinch called up Wojciechowski after fellow starter Scott Feldman was shelled for seven runs through five innings. Wojciechowski entered the game in relief to save the bullpen, pitching four scoreless innings and striking out four.
No word yet on the extent of Peacock's injury and Wojciechowski would start in his place. Peacock joins Oberholtzer and reliever Josh Fields on the Astros' 15-day DL.