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Astros activate Colin Moran from DL after recovering from a facial fracture

Astros get another option with the bat before the playoffs.

MLB: Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros prospect Colin Moran had one most violent injuries in Astros history earlier this season. Moran fouled a pitch off his face in July and was put on the DL with a facial fracture until he was sent to Single-A Quad Cities for a rehab assignment at the end of August.

Moran now returns to the Astros after his rehab stint that included winning the Midwest League Championship.

Moran, 24, batted .100 (1x10) with a double and two RBIs in three games with Quad Cities.

He will wear No. 38 instead of No. 19, who was taken by Tyler Clippard when he joined the Astros.

Moran was having a strong season with Triple-A Fresno, batting .308 (93x302) with 18 home runs and 64 RBIs in 79 games. He was a key cog in a trade for Orioles closer Zach Britton but the trade was canceled at the last second by Orioles ownership.