Oberholtzer on his way to join the Astros

The Astros called up left-handed pitcher Brett Oberholtzer on Sunday and sent left-hander Dallas Keuchel back down to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Oberholtzer will wear No. 65.

Oberholtzer made three starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City, going 0-2 with a 9.49 ERA. In 12 1/3 innings pitched, he’s allowed 18 hits, 13 earned runs and four walks. He last pitched Tuesday, allowing five hits and five runs in five innings in a loss to Round Rock.

Keuchel didn’t make the team out of spring camp, but was called up when Travis Blackley went on the disabled list April 6 with a shoulder strain. He’s appeared in four games in relief and has a 3.38 ERA in 10 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits and seven earned runs in 2 2/3 innings in Saturday’s loss to Cleveland.

This will be the first time on a Major League roster for Oberholtzer, who was one of four players acquired from the Braves in the Michael Bourn trade in 2011.


Not impressed.

Not sure Brett was the best choice, but I assume Luhnow and the rest of the Astros “baseball” people have a plan. Hopefully winning a few more games is in those plans.

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