Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on DL

Astros activate Guzman, place Downs on DL

<p>The Houston Astros activated infielder Jesus Guzman from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and placed pitcher Darin Downs on the DL with a right oblique strain.</p>

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros activated infielder Jesus Guzman from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday and placed pitcher Darin Downs on the DL with a right oblique strain.

Guzman left Houston's 3-1 win over Toronto on Aug. 5 with back spasms. He was hitting .200 with two home runs and eight RBI in 60 games prior to his injury.

Downs has made 40 relief appearances for the Astros this season, compiling a 2-1 record with a 4.31 earned run average in 31 1/3 innings of work.

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