As reported by Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart, Chris Devenski will head to the 10-day DL today with left hamstring tightness. The team will recall Cionel Perez from AAA to take his place.
Devo has been one of the Astros’ better reliever this season until his most recent slate of games where he would give up 11 ERs in just 2.1 innings of work across 4 appearances, dating back to July 12th. Before that he was pitching to a 1.79 ERA with 10.40 K/9 and a 2.23 BB/9. His ERA has ballooned to 4.19 in that time as has his BABIP, which has risen nearly 50 points.
Replacing him is Cionel Perez, who only appeared in a single game for Fresno after being sent down. where he would go 0.2 scoreless, but face 5 batters with 1 hit and two walks. He didn’t look exactly overpowering his last time up with the Astros and still seems to be refining his pitches and approach, but has appeared encouraging.
It should be noted that is most likely a temporary move to bridge the gap until Osuna is ready to come off his suspension on Sunday, which is the same day that Altuve will be eligible to be activated from the DL.
It was not immediately clear if the move was retroactive, but Devo last pitched on July 27th so he might be eligible to return next week.