The Houston Astros haven't had many players end up on the disabled list in 2016. But that streak ended with both Carlos Gomez and Luis Valbuena exiting in separate games against the Yankees after pulling up limp running to first.
Valbuena left Wednesday's game after falling down in clear pain running to first. At first, the team was hoping to avoid a DL stint and rest Valbuena, but upon further examination, the injury is more severe -- per A.J. Hinch on Friday:
Hinch breaks down roster move and what's next pic.twitter.com/ZOYVJDW5Z9— Brian McTaggart (@brianmctaggart) July 29, 2016
Valbuena was placed on the disabled list retroactive on July 27. Houston recalled Tyler White from Triple-A. White made the opening day roster and won the first player of the week for the American League this season.
The #Astros have recalled IF Tyler White from Triple A and have placed IF Luis Valbuena on the 15-day DL with a right hamstring injury.— Houston Astros (@astros) July 29, 2016
White, 25, batted .556 (10x18) with three runs scored, three home runs, nine RBIs, .591 OBP, and a 1.758 OPS. White safely in the Astros' first five games and he has reached base in all six games. White set a team record for total hits through a player's first five games.
White was 0-for-3 with a walk in his first game back with the Astros.
Carlos Gomez left Wednesday game with a similar injury as Valbuena but it has been identified as a mild strain.
Marwin Gonzalez is also dealing with an injury with a sore hand. Gonzalez will be out of the lineup Saturday.
Marwin Gonzalez out tonight for the Astros. He exited last night's game with right hand soreness.— Jake Kaplan (@jakemkaplan) July 30, 2016
The outcome of these injuries is Alex Bregman will get more time at third base.