Astros pitching prospect David Paulino is currently serving a team-imposed suspension for violating a club policy.
Luis Valbuena (back) went 3-for-4 with three RBI in his return to action Saturday.
Jose Altuve's epic season rolls on as he smacked four hits, including a home run and two doubles, in Saturday's 13-5 thrashing of the Royals.
Mike Fiers lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Royals on Saturday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on nine hits and having to settle for a no-decision.
Carlos Correa hit his 12th home run of the season and added an RBI double on Saturday in Kansas City.
A.J. Reed did not get a hit in his major league debut on Saturday, but he did walk twice, score twice and hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run.
A.J. Reed will DH and bat sixth Saturday in his major league debut against the Royals.
Astros designated C Alfredo Gonzalez for assignment.
Astros purchased the contract of 1B A.J. Reed from Triple-A Fresno.
George Springer blasted a grand slam as part of a three hit day, leading the Astros to a 13-4 victory over the Royals on Friday.
Dallas Keuchel earned a win by hurling 6 1/3 innings of four-run baseball on Friday in Kansas City.
Colby Rasmus filled the box score by going 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored on Friday versus the Royals.
The Astros announced that A.J. Reed will be called up from Triple-A Fresno on Saturday.
Astros optioned INF/OF Tony Kemp to Triple-A Fresno.
Luis Valbuena exited Friday's game against the Royals with lower back tightness.