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Darin Downs | Relief Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/26/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Astros activated LHP Darin Downs from the 15-day disabled list.
Downs has been sidelined for two weeks with a right oblique strain, but he didn't have any issues during a brief rehab assignment. He returns to a 4.31 ERA and 23/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings. Sep 2 - 1:31 PM

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Darin Downs (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi on Friday.

Downs was cleared for game action after throwing a bullpen session Tuesday with no issues. He'll be activated from the DL next week if all goes well.
Aug 26 - 11:14 PM

Darin Downs (oblique) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Downs landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a right oblique strain, but he's hoping to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon. Look for him to rejoin the Astros in early September if all goes well.
Aug 25 - 5:07 PM

Astros placed LHP Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a right oblique strain.

Jesus Guzman (back) will take his place on the active roster. Downs owns a 4.31 ERA and 23/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings this season and might need more than the minimum 15 days to rejoin the Astros.
Aug 19 - 2:51 PM

Darin Downs is nursing a minor oblique injury.

It's part of the reason why the Astros called up Kevin Chapman. However, it appears at this point that Downs will avoid the disabled list. He holds a 4.31 ERA with 23 strikeouts over 31 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 15 - 5:23 PM

Astros recalled LHP Darin Downs from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Downs posted a 5.54 ERA but held a 15/4 K/BB ratio over 13 Triple-A frames to earn the promotion. He'll work in the middle innings.
May 4 - 10:31 AM

Astros optioned LHP Darin Downs to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 29-year-old southpaw could've secured a spot in the Opening Day bullpen with a strong spring, but compiled a 6.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 2/4 K/BB ratio in his 9 1/3 innings of Cactus League play. He'll get an opportunity with the Astros at some point during the 2014 campaign.
Mar 22 - 9:01 AM

Astros claimed LHP Darin Downs off waivers from the Tigers.

Downs battled a shoulder injury for much of this season, but he struck out over a batter per inning when healthy. He should fill a middle relief role for the Astros next season.
Fri, Nov 1, 2013 02:35:00 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Darin Downs from Triple-A Toledo.

The 28-year-old southpaw has appeared in 26 games for the Tigers this season, posting a 5.18 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 37/10 K/BB ratio over 33 innings of work. The Tigers have struggled to find steady left-handed specialists in the bullpen this season, which is the role Downs will be used in over the final three weeks.
Tue, Sep 10, 2013 12:29:00 PM

Tigers activated LHP Darin Downs from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.

Downs is over his shoulder ailment, but there's no room for him in the bullpen at the moment. He should be back up in September.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Darin Downs (shoulder) will move his rehab assignment to Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.

Downs has been out since early July with left rotator cuff tendinitis, but didn't report any setbacks in his first rehab appearance for Low-A Michigan on Saturday. If all goes well, he could return Wednesday against the Nationals.
Source: M-Live.com
Sat, Jul 27, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Darin Downs (shoulder) could be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Downs struck out one in a perfect inning for Low-A Michigan Thursday, and it sounds like that's the only rehab outing he'll need. "Darin looked good," Whitecaps pitching coach Mike Henneman said. "No pain. Looks good to go."
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:01:00 AM

Darin Downs (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A West Michigan on Wednesday.

Downs was cleared after throwing live BP Monday with no issues. It's possible he could be ready for activation before the end of the month.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Darin Downs (shoulder) threw live batting practice Monday.

Downs has been out since early July with left rotator cuff tendinitis, but he's apparently making some progress. It's not clear when he might rejoin the Tigers' bullpen.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 09:33:00 PM

Tigers placed LHP Darin Downs on the 15-day disabled list with left rotator cuff tendinitis.

Perhaps it could explain Downs' struggles of late, as he holds a 10.13 ERA since the beginning of June after getting off to a nice start. It's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 11:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Carlos Corporan
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Jesus Guzman
3Marc Krauss
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Marwin Gonzalez
2Gregorio Petit
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Chad Qualls
2Jesse Crain
3Matt Albers
4Tony Sipp
5Josh Fields
6Darin Downs
7Jose Veras
8Samuel Deduno
9Jake Buchanan
10Jorge De Leon
11Michael Foltynewicz
12Kevin Chapman
13Jose Cisnero