Astros' Framber Valdez: Called up ahead of start
Valdez was called up to start Thursday's game against the Rangers, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Valdez had a respectable but unremarkable 4.57 ERA in 45.1 innings in the first half, starting four games and appearing in a further 14 in relief. He appears to be the Astros' fifth starter for now, though a trade acquisition by the end of the month remains possible.
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