Astros purchased the contract of OF Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.
Tucker has put up big numbers in the minors for a few years now, and he's got 10 homers and a .320/.378/.650 line in 25 games at Triple-A Fresno this season. He might not be up for long, but the 24-year-old could make a strong impression during his stint with the big club.
Jacob deGrom improved to 3-3 after limiting the Orioles to one run in seven innings as the Mets won 5-1 on Wednesday.
The 2014 NL Rookie of the Year had put together back-to-back subpar starts coming into the game, but rebounded nicely. He scattered six hits and a walk while striking out nine on the evening. The Orioles plated their only run in the fifth, when Jimmy Paredes hit an RBI single to right field to make it a 3-1 game. deGrom owns a 2.95 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 32/8 K/BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. He'll face the Cubs at Wrigley Field the next time he takes the mound.
Ubaldo Jimenez lasted only four innings, allowing three runs, in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.
The Mets made Jimenez throw 85 pitches over four innings, prompting manager Buck Showalter to double-switch him out of the game to start the fifth. Jimenez allowed six hits and two walks while striking out one in the outing. He had been shockingly effective in four starts entering Wednesday's outing, and he still owns a terrific 2.36 ERA with a 0.98 WHIP. The right-hander will have to face the Blue Jays at home next.
Manny Machado went 2-for-4 with a pair of stolen bases, but the Orioles fell to the Mets on Wednesday.
Machado stole second base twice off of starter Jacob deGrom and catcher Kevin Plawecki, but the Orioles couldn't bring him home. The shortstop is batting a productive .261/.333/.477 with five home runs, 13 RBI, and five stolen bases in as many attempts on the year.
Astros placed OF George Springer on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
Springer ran into the outfield wall in Tuesday's game and was being tested for concussion symptoms after the contest. The Astros are expected to promote Preston Tucker to take Springer's roster spot. Concussions are notoriously touchy, so it's unclear how long Springer might be sidelined.