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Jason Michaels Hits The DL With Shoulder Injury, Bogusevic Called Up From Oklahoma City

Per Alyson Footer on Twitter, Astros outfielder Jason Michaels will be going to the DL with a sublaxation of his left shoulder. In his place, the team has recalled outfielder Brian Bogusevic from AAA Oklahoma City.

Sublaxation is fancy medical jargon, but Zachary Levine informs us on Twitter that it "seems to be a slight separation of the B&S joint."  That doesn't get us any closer to a timetable on when Michaels will be back. Still, it shouldn't be a huge loss for the team until interleague play starts. Jason Bourgeois has seen most of the at-bats in left field in the "designated Carlos Lee defensive replacement" role, and Michaels was hitting just .111 in 20 at-bats so far this season.

Bogusevic, the Astros first round draft pick in 2005, will be following the Rick Ankiel career path as he attempts to make the major leagues as a hitter after flaming out as a pitcher. He was hitting .241/.392/.362 for the RedHawks prior to his call up. He'll likely be relegated to a bench role and not given many at-bats, as the Astros outfield is pretty well settled for the moment. 

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