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Houston Astros Roster Report 2009-05-15

Houston Astros Roster Report 2009-05-15
--LHP Wandy Rodriguez had a career-high 11 strikeouts while giving up only two earned runs in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Rockies. Rodriguez became the first Astros pitcher to strike out 11 since Roy Oswalt reached that figure in a 3-1 victory on Sept. 1, 2005, against the Reds.

--RHP Brandon Backe was scheduled to make five rehab starts, but manager Cecil Cooper indicated that he might make six. With general manager Ed Wade in attendance at Whataburger Field, Backe made his fourth rehab start Wednesday with Class AA Corpus Christi.

--CF Michael Bourn, who stole home Thursday as part of a double steal with Carlos Lee, was the third player in baseball this season to steal home. Boston's Jacoby Ellsbury and Philadelphia's Jayson Werth both had straight steals of the plate. Bourn was the first Astro to steal home since David Newhan did it Sept. 3 against the Cubs.


RHP Geoff Geary (right biceps tendinitis) went on the 15-day disabled list May 14.

RHP Brandon Backe (strained left side muscle) went on the 15-day disabled list March 27. He began a rehab assignment with Class AAA Round Rock on April 27, and he moved his rehab to Class AA Corpus Christi on May 3. He could return to the Astros in late May.

RHP Jose Valverde (strained right calf) went on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to April 27. He had fluid drained from the calf April 30 and May 1, and he might be out until early June.

RHP Doug Brocail (torn left hamstring) went on the 15-day disabled list May 4. He is out at least a month, and if he ultimately requires surgery, he would miss the rest of the season.

INF Aaron Boone (open-heart surgery on March 26) went on the 15-day disabled list March 27, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on April 10. He was uncertain whether he'd resume his career.


RHP Roy Oswalt

LHP Wandy Rodriguez

LHP Mike Hampton

RHP Brian Moehler

RHP Felipe Paulino


RHP LaTroy Hawkins (closer)

LHP Wesley Wright

LHP Tim Byrdak

RHP Chris Sampson

RHP Jeff Fulchino

RHP Alberto Arias

RHP Russ Ortiz


Ivan Rodriguez

Humberto Quintero


1B Lance Berkman

2B Kaz Matsui

SS Miguel Tejada

3B Geoff Blum

INF Jeff Keppinger

INF Jason Smith


LF Carlos Lee

CF Michael Bourn

RF Hunter Pence

OF/1B Darin Erstad

OF Jason Michaels

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