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Shoulder injury sends Astros starter Kyle Weiland to DL

Apr 27, 2012, 12:35 PM EDT

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Kyle Weiland was going to have his next turn in the rotation skipped anyway, but instead the Astros have placed him on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis.

Weiland, who was acquired from the Red Sox in the Mark Melancon-for-Jed Lowrie swap in mid-December, went 0-3 with a 6.62 ERA in three starts while serving up five homers in 18 innings.

Normally the Astros could have backdated Weiland’s disabled list stint to Sunday, when he last started, but because they used him as a pinch-runner Wednesday he’ll have to spend a full two weeks on the shelf.

  1. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 27, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    Does this give Myers a chance to start?

    • stex52 - Apr 27, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      Unlikely. They are bringing Fernando Abad (reliever) up from OKC, but they say they will make another move on the pitching staff. Kyle has been pitching well; he may get a chance.

      I don’t think letting Myers start would be a bad idea; I am still worried about 150+ innings on all those young arms. But I don’t think the Astros are going to change plans – at least, at this time.

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