The Houston Astros announced a few roster moves on Thursday, most notably moving top prospects first baseman A.J. Reed to the disabled list and right-handed pitcher Joe Musgrove to Triple-A Fresno.
Reed, 23, is heading to the seven-day disabled list after straining his hamstring running out an infield single on Tuesday. Reed spoke to The Fresno Bee's Bryant-Jon Anteola about the move:
"It was just very minor," Reed said. "I just didn't want to make it worse. So just came out of the game.
"I think a week's plenty of time."
Reed was batting .229 (24x105) with six home runs and 21 RBIs. He has posted a .333 on-base percentage, .457 slugging percentage, and a .790 OPS.
Reed was a second round pick in the 2014 MLB Draft out of Kentucky by the Astros.
Astros general manager said that Joe Musgrove's promotion to the major leagues is "imminent". For now, Musgrove has been promoted to Triple-A Fresno after destroying Double-A.
Musgrove, 23, posted a 2-1 record with a 0.34 ERA in six games (four starts). He allowed one earned run over 26 1/3 innings on 19 hits, while striking out 30 batters and walking three.