Astros place Travis Blackley on disabled list


The Houston Astros placed left handed pitcher Travis Blackley on the disabled list on Saturday. Blackley was acquired from the Oakland Athletics on Thursday.

Blackley has a left shoulder strain. It is unclear when the injury occurred or how long the 30-year-old will be out of action.

Houston had planned to start Blackley in the bullpen. Last season he split time between San Francisco and Oakland finishing the year with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP over 18 appearances.

The Astros recalled Dallas Keuchel from Triple-A to replace Blackley on the active roster.

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