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Astros Put Lowrie, Castro On DL

SAN FRANCISCO (July 15, 2012) -- The Houston Astros placed infielder Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the disabled list on Sunday.

Lowrie was injured during a collision at second base in the third inning of Houston's 12-inning 3-2 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Saturday. Lowrie suffered a sprained right ankle and damaged a nerve in his right leg.

Castro has been bothered by soreness in his right leg, the same one he had surgery on in March 2011. Astros manager Brad Mills had hoped Castro could avoid the DL and previously talked about the possibility of putting him in the lineup Sunday before the team decided to make the move, which was dated to July 8 when was originally injured.

The Astros activated shortstop Marwin Gonzalez from the DL and purchased the contract of catcher Carlos Corporan from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Both players were in Houston's lineup Sunday.


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