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Astros recall Charlie Morton, option Dayan Diaz

Morton to start today against the Blue Jays.

MLB: Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Astros have been hit by the injury bug hard in their starting rotation. It has been a slow process of recovery but the Astros have gotten back another key piece on Friday.

The Astros and General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced a roster move on Friday to recall RHP Charlie Morton and option, RHP Dayan Diaz.

Morton, 33, was put on the 10-Day disabled list back in May. He made three rehab starts to work his way back into form. He was 0-1 with a 0.87 ERA in his rehab starts, he struck out eight and walked four over 10 1/3 innings.

Diaz, 28, has bounced back and forth between Triple-A and the Astros. He allowed one earned run over four innings (three appearances) during his most recent stent in July.

Now word yet on who will be bumped out of the starting rotation with the team currently having six starting pitchers on staff: Morton, Lance McCullers Jr., Mike Fiers, Francis Martes, Brad Peacock, and Joe Musgrove.