Armenteros was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Saturday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Armenteros (1-1) struggled in his start against the Athletics on Saturday, giving up five earned runs off seven hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings as he was charged with the loss. The right-hander will return to Round Rock, where he carries a 5.05 ERA with a 72:28 K:BB over 71.1 innings this season. Brad Peacock is expected to be activated off the injured list in a corresponding move, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
Armenteros was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock prior to his start Saturday against the A's, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. He has a 1.93 ERA and 1.00 WHIP with 15 strikeouts in 14 MLB innings, but three of his four appearances were out of the bullpen. Armenteros has logged six-plus innings in his last two starts for the Express, so he is certainly capable of qualifying for a win in Oakland.
Arementeros will start Saturday against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Armenteros was en route to Oakland on Friday but has not yet been officially added to the roster. The Astros are expected to clear a roster spot by sending Cy Sneed back to Triple-A Round Rock. Armenteros made one start for Houston earlier this season, yielding a run and striking out six over five innings July 21 against Texas.
Armenteros is a candidate to start Saturday against the Athletics, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. Manager AJ Hinch is kicking around the idea of either a bullpen day, or calling up a starter from the minors. If he chooses a starter from the minors, the choice comes down to Armenteros or Framber Valdez. Armenteros last pitched for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, spinning 6.1 no-hit innings (four walks).
Armenteros was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. The Astros don't need a fifth starter until Aug. 3 thanks to a pair of off days, so Armenteros will head back to the minors for the time being. The 25-year-old right-hander looked solid in a pair of appearances during his most recent stint with the big club, posting a 1.00 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB in nine innings. Aledmys Diaz (hamstring) was activated from the injured list in a corresponding roster move.