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Astros place Lowrie, Castro on DL

The Houston Astros placed shortstop Jed Lowrie on the disabled list with a right ankle sprain one day after he was spiked by a runner while covering second base.

The Astros also put catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day DL Sunday with right knee swelling. The move is retroactive to July 8.

To fill the spots the Astros activated shortstop Marwin Gonzalez from the 15- day DL and called up catcher Carlos Corporan from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Lowrie, who is batting .253 this season with 14 homers and a .343 on-base percentage, had to be helped off the field Saturday night against the Giants after Gregor Blanco slid into him.

Castro hasn't played since before the All-Star break and is batting .254 with two homers this season.