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Houston Astros: Marwin Gonzalez Placed On DL, Brian Bixler Called Up

Marwin Gonzalez's right heel bruise was worse that initially expected, as the infielder was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Astros on Friday.

Gonzalez left Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals and had X-Rays on Thursday. This season, Gonzalez is hitting .261 with three doubles and one home run.

As a result, utility infielder Brian Bixler has been recalled. Bixler played early in the season when Jed Lowrie was injured, and Gonzalez was on paternity leave. In six games, Bixler went 1-for-7 with a walk. In Triple-A Oklahoma City this year, Bixler has hit .302 with a .374 on-base percentage.

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