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Astros place Escalona on DL

The Houston Astros placed pitcher Sergio day disabled list on Wednesday.

The left-handed Escalona, whose move is retroactive to August 22, is suffering from tendinitis in his left elbow.

Over 48 appearances out of the bullpen this season, he is 2-1 with a 3.00 earned run average.

To take this spot on the roster, the team recalled right Juan Abreu from Triple-A Oklahoma.

Acquired on July 31 from the Atlanta Braves as part of the Michael Bourn trade, it will be Abreu's first stint on a Major League roster.