Astros activate Gervacio, option Lopez to minors

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by Associated Press

khou.com

Posted on April 25, 2010 at 3:56 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 2 at 11:31 AM

 

HOUSTON—The Houston Astros activated right-hander Sammy Gervacio from the disabled list and optioned right-hander Wilton Lopez to Triple-A Round Rock after Saturday’s 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Gervacio, 25, had been on the DL since April 7 with inflammation in his right rotator cuff. In three rehab appearances, Gervacio allowed one run in three innings of work. Gervacio was 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in two relief appearances this season before he went on the DL.

Lopez, 26, was 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA in four relief outings since he was recalled from Round Rock on April 7. Lopez has made 12 career appearances, going 1-2 with a 7.46 ERA.

Also Saturday, the Astros said right-hander Yorman Bazardo accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Round Rock and will report on Sunday.

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