Sampson to DL, Daigle coming up

The Astros will today place right-hander Chris Sampson on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis and will purchase the contract of right-hander Casey Daigle from Triple-A Round Rock. Minor League right-hander Evan Englebrook will be designated for assignment ot make room on the 40-man roster for Daigle.

Sampson is 0-0 with a 6.30 ERA in 22 appearances (20 innings) for the Astros this year. He was one of the Astros’ most dependable relievers, posting a 1.50 ERA in his first 19 games this year. But he’s allowed 12 hits and 11 earned runs in two innings in his previous three outings, boosting his ERA to 6.30.

Daigle, 29, was 1-1 with a 2.96 ERA and seven saves in 20 games for the Express. In 24 1/3 innings, he allowed 23 hits, eight earned runs and struck out 23 batters.

Daigle, the 31st overall pick in the 1999 draft by Arizona, is 2-3 with a 6.46 ERA in 20 career games in the Major Leagues (10 starts), all with Arizona. He hasn’t pitched in the Majors since appearing in 10 games in relief in 2006. He started 10 games as a rookie in 2004.

 

 

2 Comments

I’m not so sure that Sampson is hurt…….but it makes for
a good story. Ed Wade is furiously trying to get enough
pieces to make a trade, and with Sampson not putting
up good numbers, Wade decided to put him on the DL.
Sorry Brian, you can’t cover up cat crap when cat crap is all you smell. By the way……Bill Hohn threw more guys out
of the game than A N Y O T H E R Ump. last year.

So the front office pulls another player out of Round Rock to come sit on the bench in Minute Maid? Great. Maybe if they actually let the call-ups play in games, I would care about this story. He’ll probably play in 3 games over the next 2 weeks, then get sent back down.

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