Travis Blackley (shoulder) allowed a run over two innings in a rehab start with Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.
Astros placed LHP Travis Blackley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to April 5, with a left shoulder strain.
Astros acquired LHP Travis Blackley from the Athletics in exchanged for OF Jake Goebbert.
Athletics designated LHP Travis Blackley for assignment.
Travis Blackley will be stretched out as a starting pitcher this spring.
Travis Blackley delivered a fantastic outing in a critical victory over the Rangers on Tuesday, surrendering just one run on three hits over his six frames.
Travis Blackley will start Tuesday against the Rangers.
Travis Blackley was pulled after giving up five runs in an inning Thursday against the Rangers.
Travis Blackley was hit hard in a no-decision against the Yankees on Saturday, surrendering four runs (two earned) on four hits over just two innings of work.
If Brett Anderson (oblique) is unable to make his next start, Travis Blackley would take his spot in the rotation.
Travis Blackley allowed two runs on three hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, improving to 5-3 in Oakland's 8-4 win over the Indians.
Travis Blackley will start Wednesday against the Indians.
Travis Blackley is available out of the bullpen Saturday.
Travis Blackley is an option to start next Wednesday against the Indians.