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Mark Melancon Promoted To Astros As Wright Returns To Minors

Mark Melancon, one of the two players Houston received from the New York Yankees in exchange for Lance Berkman, was called up Monday to replace struggling starter Wesley Wright. This, according to Alyson Footer.

Wright optioned to RR. Mark Melancon called up.

Melancon will head to the bullpen, where he is expected to make an immediate impact. This throws a wrench into Wright’s ‘comeback’ as a starter. He’ll have to work out more kinks in Triple-A before he returns.

Nelson Figueroa will take Wright’s place in the rotation.

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