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.