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Astros promote reliever James Hoyt, place Doug Fister on paternity leave

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It's James Hoyt time after the Astros dropped two arms in the bullpen.

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Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow always finds diamonds in the rough as throw-in players. Joe Musgrove, Francis Martes, and Derek Fisher comes to mind, just to name a few. James Hoyt was included as part of the Evan Gattis trade with the Braves is another diamond in the rough.

Hoyt has been called up the Astros after the team traded away Scott Feldman and put Luke Gregerson  on the disabled list.

Hoyt, 29, stands at 6'6" tall. He is 4-3 with a 1.62 ERA in 45 games this season. Hoyt has 28 saves in 31 opportunities.

The trade of Feldman opens a spot on the 40-man roster and Doug Fister going on paternity leave gives Hoyt a spot on the 25-man roster.