The Astros sent pitcher Asher Wojciechowski down to Triple-A, the team announced Sunday. Wojciechowski produced a 7.16 ERA over 16 1/3 innings this season.
Astros starting pitcher Dan Straily was designated for assignment Wednesday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Pitcher Asher Wojciechowski was recalled from Triple-A Fresno to take his spot on the roster.
The Astros have re-instated reliever Luke Gregerson from the bereavement list, and optioned pitcher Asher Wojciechowski to Triple-A Fresno, the team announced Tuesday. Wojciechowski did not make an appearance during his latest stint with the big club, though he could very well be next in line for another promotion when the Astros are in need of another arm in the rotation or the bullpen.
The Astros have placed closer Luke Gregerson on the Bereavement/Family Medical Emergency list and have recalled pitcher Asher Wojciechowski from Triple-A, the team announced Friday. Gregerson has recorded seven saves for the surging Astros and has not allowed a run in five of his last six appearances. Pat Neshek and Chad Qualls are likely to pick up any save opportunities while Gregerson is out. Wojciechowski made four appearances (three starts) for the Astros earlier this year, compiling a 7.31 ERA in 16 innings. He could receive a start while he is back up with the club.
The Astros are set to promote outfielder L.J. Hoes to Triple-A Fresno and send right-hander Asher Wojciechowski to the same team, according to MLB.com. The move was made to add a position player for the upcoming series against San Diego. "It's exciting," Hoes said, per MLB.com. "I'm happy to be here and contribute any way I can." Hoes has been sizzling to start the season with a slash line of .418/.458/.618 and 12 RBI in 55 at-bats. Wojciechowski has been battered in four starts with Houston, all of which lasted exactly four innings. He has given up 23 hits in 16 innings and owns a 7.31 ERA. "We need to get Wojo back on track," manager A.J. Hinch said. "His stuff wasn't as crisp as he was in Spring Training. He hasn't gone deep into any games... [The roster move] was a combination of wanting to get Wojo back to what made him successful in the spring, why he made our team to begin with, and L.J. was the hottest guy down there to come up and play off the bench for us."