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Lance McCullers placed on disabled list with elbow discomfort; Astros recall Brad Peacock

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Astros right-handed pitcher Lance McCullers will be on the shelf a for a while longer as the team announced Wednesday he was being placed on the 15-Day disabled list with elbow discomfort. The Astros also announced the team was calling up Brad Peacock to take McCullers place and James Hoyt was officially added to the 25-man roster with Doug Fister going on paternity leave.

McCullers, 22, exited his start on Tuesday after 4 2/3 innings clearly frustrated after he felt some pain in his elbow. He was examined today and A.J. Hinch announced he won't be throwing for the next two weeks while on the DL.

McCullers was arguably the Astros strongest pitcher at this time of the injury -- he was 2-2 with a 1.88 ERA in his last four starts with 34 strikeouts in 24 innings.

Peacock, 28, hasn't been able to find a foothold on the Astros 25-man roster after a stretch of injuries over the past two seasons. Peacock is 5-5 with a 4.13 ERA in 19 starts with Triple-A Fresno. He is 2-1 with a 1.45 ERA in his last three starts.