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Astros Activate Lowrie; DFA Roberto Hernandez

Lowrie's back and will be starting at third base while Roberto Hernandez is DFA'd

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After the Astros win over the Arizona Cardinals, they designated Roberto Hernandez for assignment to make room for Jed Lowrie as he comes off the disabled list.

The 40-man roster stood at thirty-nine with Lowrie on the 60-Day DL and will stay at that number as the DFA will take Hernandez off the 40-man roster.

Hernandez has pitched in twenty games this season which included eleven starts with a 4.36 ERA. He primarily served as a long relief after being removed from the rotation but that role can be filled by Vincent Velasquez at this point.

Lowrie has participated in five games in Double A Corpus Christi during his rehab stint with a batting line of .214/.267/.286.

Lowrie will be starting tomorrow at third base which is where he's been working in Corpus since the arrival of Carlos Correa has now pushed him off position.