Astros Roster moves
Astros make roster Moves
The Houston Astros have placed outfielder Justin Maxwell on the 15-day Disabled List as a result of loose bodies in his left ankle, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced today.
Maxwell, who has not played in the outfield since June 20 due to lingering discomfort in his ankle, will undergo an arthroscopic procedure within the next week to remove the loose bodies. He is expected to be out approximately four to six weeks. Maxwell has eight home runs and 24 RBI in 61 games this season with a Major League-best three pinch-hit home runs.
To replace Maxwell on the roster, the Astros have purchased the contract of infielder Scott Moore from Triple A Oklahoma City. Moore is expected to arrive in Houston this evening and will be active for tonight’s game. In 73 games at OKC, Moore hit .318 with 26 doubles, 10 home runs and 54 RBI with a .410 on-base-pct. and a .555 slugging pct.
He currently ranks second in the Pacific Coast League in doubles, tied for fourth in RBI and 10th in OPS. The 28-year-old Moore, who was originally a first-round draft pick of the Tigers in 2002, was with the Astros in Spring Training after signing to a minor league contract on November 15, 2011. He has played in a combined 80 Major League games with the Cubs and Orioles over parts of four seasons (2006-08, 2010).