The Houston Astros have been using a juggling act with their pitching staff by calling up and sending down players on a feverish pace ever since right handed pitcher Kyle Weiland was placed on the disabled list last month. The latest player to be sent down to AAA Oklahoma City was Sunday's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles.
Lyles had a poor showing against the Texas Rangers as he lasted only five innings while giving up six runs, nine hits and walked three batters; while not surprisingly earning the loss. Somehow Lyles made it through two starts, because Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has been calling up and sending down pitchers after their start, and overall just playing musical chairs with that one spot.
Luhnow will make the move on who to bring up sometime prior to Monday's game against the Chicago Cubs, recently it has been a pitcher, but with center fielder Jordan Schafer out for the next few days the replacement could be an outfielder this time around.
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