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Albers, Feldman “ready to go” after bullpen sessions

Astros beat reporter Brian McTaggart tweets that both Scott Feldman and Matt Albers are “ready to go” after throwing successful bullpen sessions today.



Feldman looked and felt good during a 60-pitch simulated game on Sunday and is itching to come off the disabled list. “It’s boring.”

Albers, who was placed on the 15-day Pavano as of April 22nd, could be activated for tomorrow’s game against the Tigers.

This is great news for the Astros pitching staff — and the team in general. The two Free Agent signees were the Astros most consistent performers on the mound before being slowed by arm soreness.  Let’s hope the two are indeed healthy and ready to pick up right where they left off.

When the two Astros hurlers are activated, two corresponding roster moves will need to be made. Friday would have been Collin McHugh‘s turn in the rotation. Would the Astros dare consider sending McHugh back to OKC? Or.. is Brett Oberholtzer in danger of losing his spot?

Jose Cisnero might be the top candidate from a group of uninspiring relievers to be sent down tomorrow if Albers is activated.

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  • Bob Gordon

    I was kinda thinking Brad Peacock would be the guy to make room for Feldman’s return. Although after McHugh’s start vs Seattle and Oberholtzer currently having given up 4 earned runs so far vs Detroit as I type, I guess it’s a toss-up among those three.

  • dougieG

    After tonight’s disaster, I think it’s Cisnero and Fields getting sent down. I think Obie gets another 3 or 4 chances to right the ship before they make a move with him. Peacock is on the hill tomorrow. He, also is walking that tight rope line and needs a good outing for his sake as well as the Astros.