Astros’ Peacock Heads Back to DL; Wojciechowski Called Up from AAA Fresno


Houston Astros pitcher Brad Peacock is headed back to the disabled list with a left intercostal strain, according to the team.

(In case you’re wondering, the intercostal muscle is located along the ribcage.)

Peacock, who was recalled from AAA Fresno earlier this week, made his first start on Tuesday, April 14 against the Oakland A’s. Peacock went five innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits, and had three strikeouts.

He was recalled from the Grizzlies after Asher Wojciechowski pitched four relief innings against the A’s during Monday’s game. The Astros needed Wojo to come in after Scott Feldman struggled, since the bullpen was taxed during the 14-inning win against the Texas Rangers on Sunday, April 12. The team sent Wojo to AAA to make room for Peacock.

Brad Peacock has been a Houston starter in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, going 9-15 with a 4.90 ERA in 215 innings. Peacock was originally put on the disabled list after offseason hip surgery and he had been working hard to get back in playing shape for this season. Peacock started the season in Fresno after a limited Spring Training.

As for Wojciechowski, he earned the fifth starter spot out of Spring Training, and he struggled in his debut appearance in third game of the opening series versus Cleveland. On the season, Wojo has a 4.50 ERA in 8.0 innings, giving up two homeruns but also getting six strikeouts.

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