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|Last 10 Games|
Astros pitcher Vincent Velasquez optioned to Triple-A
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(8/1/15) Astros young pitcher Vincent Velasquez is headed back to Double-A Corpus Christi. Velasquez was optioned down to the minors after pitching 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief in Saturday's 9-2 win over the Diamondbacks.
Manager A.J. Hinch said Velasquez will remain in the bullpen at Double-A, as he will look to get more innings under his belt before returning to Houston.
The move was made to clear a spot on the 25-man roster for the newly-acquired right-hander Mike Fiers.
Astros P Vincent Velasquez moved to bullpen
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(7/23/15) The addition of veteran starter Scott Kazmir has relegated Astros right-hander Vincent Velasquez to the bullpen, per the Houston Chronicle.
Velasquez earned his first major league win Tuesday and was scheduled to start again this weekend against Kansas City.
His long-term role has yet to be evaluated, but A.J. Hinch is certainly not complaining about his performance to date.
"He can help us win here in any role, whether it's in the rotation or out of the pen," Hinch said. "I'm very proud of how he's handled this year."
Velasquez has been consistent over his last four outings with three quality starts. He is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 38 innings on the year.
Astros set starting rotation for upcoming series
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) The Astros will open their three-game series at Kansas City on Friday with pitcher Scott Feldman on the mound, reports the Houston Chronicle.
Feldman will be followed by Dallas Keuchel on Saturday and Vincent Velasquez on Sunday.
"We are going to mix and match over the next couple of weeks," manager A.J. Hinch said. "Right now, I think everyone is going to get an extra day with the off day. We can reset it and give some of our younger pitchers another day. Right now the Kansas City series is set."
Astros' Vincent Velasquez earns first career win
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/22/15) Astros starter Vincent Velasquez earned his first career win in his sixth start, Tuesday against Boston.
Velasquez allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out seven.
Astros recall Vincent Velasquez, DFA Joe Thatcher on Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/21/15) The Astros have officially recalled right-hander Vincent Velasquez from Double-A Corpus Christi to start Tuesday's game against the Red Sox. Velasquez was optioned down to the minors following is his last start, and did not appear in a game over the All-Star break.
In a corresponding move, reliever Joe Thatcher was designated for assignment on Tuesday.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|8/4/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Yovani Gallardo|
|8/5/15||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Martinez|
|8/6/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Aaron Brooks|
|8/7/15||@ OAK||10:05 pm||Sonny Gray|
|8/8/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Jesse Chavez|
|8/9/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm||Chris Bassitt|
|8/11/15||@ SF||10:15 pm||Madison Bumgarner|
= probable start