Astros injury roundup: Jake Odorizzi’s second rehab start

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Jake Odorizzi starts for Double-A Corpus Christi in his second rehab start.

The Houston Astros sent Jake Odorizzi to the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks on Wednesday for his second rehab start. The Hooks are currently amidst a six-game series with the Frisco RoughRiders — closer to Houston than the Sugar Land Space Cowboys who are playing in Albuquerque.

Odorizzi worked five innings in his start, yielding three hits to his six punch outs. The righty threw 54 of his 78 total pitches for strikes. While tasked for two rehab starts, Odorizzi has now pitched a combined eight between Corpus Christi and Sugar Land.

With the Astros returning to Houston on Thursday, Odorizzi would likely be activated in the coming days given he’d be unavailable for four or five days.

Jeremy Peña and Yordan Alvarez undergo concussion evaluations.

Following a collision in left field Wednesday, Jeremy Peña and Yordan Alvarez are unlikely to play Thursday. The two underwent concussion evaluations after leaving the game in the eighth inning, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reported.

Both sluggers traveled back to Houston with the team, too, but were not available to reporters postgame.

Joe Perez continues rehab assignment in West Palm Beach, Fla.

Double-A Corpus Christi sent Joe Perez on a rehab assignment to the Florida Complex League Astros on June 23, where he has been over the last week. The 40-man infielder is 3-for-15 with a run, a double, a walk and six strikeouts over five games played.

Perez was placed on the 7-day injured list on May 4 when he was slashing .196/.281/.275 over 57 plate appearances. While a regular corner infielder, the 22-year-old picked up one start in right field for the Hooks before he hit the shelf.

Triple-A outfielder Marty Costes hits grand slam in rehab assignment.

The Space Cowboys were hit with more injury news Wednesday as outfielder Lewis Brinson left the contest early with an apparent knee injury suffered on a play in the field. A regular catcher and first baseman, Yainer Diaz entered to play right field, making his fifth appearance at the position this year.

Marty Costes continued his rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Asheville. The righty is a combined 7-for-18 for the Tourists and the FCL Astros with a double, a home run, five RBI, a walk, two strikeouts and one stolen base on two attempts.

Costes last played for the Space Cowboys on May 3, after not playing since April 10 prior to his lone appearance last month. The 26-year-old is slashing .208/.321/.250 in Triple-A this season.

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In other injury news, Shawn Dubin was placed on the 7-day injured list by Sugar Land. The righty sports a 13.50 strikeout-per-nine-inning this season. The 40-man rostered pitcher last hurled June 21 when he threw five-scoreless innings in his best start of the season. Dubin was shelved with a right-forearm strain, Rome reported.

Veteran Zac Rosscup was also placed on the shelf in Triple-A. The Astros are without a healthy lefty on the 40-man other than Framber Valdez and Jonathan Bermudez — who sits at an 8.19 ERA and is facing right-hip discomfort. Parker Mushinski and Blake Taylor remain on the 10-day injured list.