Astros: 3 players that could be optioned for Zack Greinke’s return

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With Zack Greinke returning to the bump, the Astros will need to option a player to make room.

After demolishing the Texas Rangers on Monday, 15-1, the Houston Astros return to action on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m. with Zack Greinke, who rejoined the 40-man roster after Jacob Wilson was sent outright to Triple-A, hitting the bump against right-hander Jordan Lyles. The right-hander is returning from the COVID-19 injured list, but a corresponding move has not been announced.

Jake Odorizzi exited Monday’s contest early with right-foot soreness, as the right-hander didn’t get through two innings of work. Odorizzi and Michael Brantley (knee) are both remaining on the active roster for now, as more information on their statuses has not been reported.