Astros place Feldman on DL

Astros right-hander Scott Feldman is headed to the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis, general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday.

Feldman will miss two starts after being placed on the DL on Monday, including his scheduled start Tuesday against the Mariners at Safeco Field. Collin McHugh will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Feldman’s spot in the rotation.

“It’s nothing too concerning,” Luhnow said. “We debated putting him on the disabled list, but considering he’s going to miss a start [Tuesday], we kind of want to be cautious with any discomfort. We’re going to skip his next start [following Tuesday] as well, and given we have two days off next week, it made more sense to put him on the DL.”

Feldman, signed to a three-year, $30-million deal this winter, is 2-1 with a 1.69 ERA in four starts. He was 1-0 with a 0.44 ERA through three starts before giving up nine hits and four earned runs against the Royals on Thursday in Houston.

“When he was throwing between starts, he felt a little bit of discomfort, so we were very cautious with him and brought him to Houston today to see [team medical director] Dr. [David] Lintner,” Luhnow said. “We made the determination that was the best course of action not to start tomorrow and probably take another start off to recuperate.”

McHugh was scheduled to follow Nick Tropeano in Oklahoma City’s tandem starter rotation Monday. Instead, he’ll head to Seattle. He threw Thursday in Colorado Springs and allowed one run and three hits with no walks and three strikeouts in five innings.

McHugh appeared in at least two games with five different teams within two organizations last season. He spent the majority of 2013 in Triple-A with Las Vegas and Colorado Springs going a combined 5-4 with a 3.69 ERA in the PCL. He began the season in the Mets organization and was traded to Colorado on June 19 for outfielder Eric Young, Jr. The Astros claimed McHugh off waivers on Dec. 18, 2013 from Colorado.

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