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Astros Colby Rasmus reinstated from disabled list

Houston adds outfielder to 25-man roster after cyst surgery.

MLB: New York Yankees at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have activated outfielder Colby Rasmus from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. In the corresponding move, the team has sent down RHP Brad Peacock to Triple-A Fresno.

Rasmus, 30, had a cyst in his right ear removed 20 days ago. The team hopes the surgery will fix what ails Rasmus who struggled mightily before going on the DL.

Rasmus has batted .211 (69x327) with 12 home runs and 48 RBIs in 90 games in 2016. He was batting .178 (19x107) with three home runs in his last 30 games and .034 (2x58) in his last 15 games.

Rasmus is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against Athletics starter Kendall Graveman. Rasmus is 4-for-8 with two doubles and two RBIs — he’ll bat sixth and play left field.

Peacock, 28, appeared in five games since Aug. 19. He allowed three earned runs over seven innings on three hits and three walks.