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Kyle Tucker, Astros' top prospect, called up to Houston; Jake Marisnick sent down

Kyle Tucker
Kyle Tucker (Getty Images)

HOUSTON – Kyle Tucker, the Astros' top prospect, has been called up to Houston.

Tucker will start in left field and bat seventh for Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

The left-handed slugger has slashed .306/.371/.520 this season for Triple-A Fresno, with 14 home runs, 66 RBI and 14 stolen bases. He has also hit 24 doubles.

To make room for Tucker, slumping outfielder Jake Marisnick was sent down to Fresno.