Fisher was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with gastrointestinal discomfort, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
The move is retroactive to May 19, so Fisher will be eligible to return from the DL as soon as May 29 against the Yankees. J.D. Davis was recalled from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.
Fisher started in center field for the injured George Springer (elbow) and went 0-for-3 in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Rangers.
Manager A.J. Hinch has used the handedness of the opposing pitcher to replace Springer, who was hit on the left elbow by a pitch and removed from Friday's game. The righty-hitting Jake Marisnick replaced him Friday against left-hander Cole Hamels, while the lefty-hitting Fisher got the start Saturday against right-hander Doug Fister. Springer is expected to sit out the series finale Sunday, when the Astros face Texas lefty Matt Moore, so it's lining up to be a day for Marisnick.
Fisher went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Athletics.
Fisher provided the tie-breaking home run in the seventh inning, and the Astros wouldn't relinquish the lead. The 24-year-old has struggled mightily out of the gate and still sits below the Mendoza Line with a .194 average, but he's now gone deep in back-to-back appearances.
Fisher is hitting just .170 after going 0-for-1 in Thursday's loss to the Yankees, but the Astros have not yet strongly considered sending him back to Triple-A Fresno, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Although Fisher's overall line is disappointing, as indicated by his batting average and 47.4 K%, he entered the week with a .294 average and 1.039 OPS over six games leading up to a four-game set against the Yankees. He did not continue that hitting against New York, going 0-for-4, but all of Houston's batters slumped in the series, which included two shutouts and a stretch of 28 innings without a run. Manager A.J. Hinch thinks Fisher is being to picky and trying to get a good pitch to hit, but also understands confronting adversity is part of the development process for young hitters. So, while the organization has J.D. Davis (.389 average, 1.063 OPS) and Tyler White (.351, 1.124) stinging the ball at Fresno, Hinch is not at the point where he's ready to give up on Fisher.
Fisher went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 11-0 win over the Athletics.
Fisher's two-run bomb in the fourth inning pushed the Astros' lead to 7-0, and extended a hitting streak to three games, which includes both homers he's hit this year. His three-game run is a hopeful sign that he may be coming out of a very quiet slumber -- he's hitting .184 with a .634 OPS through 53 plate appearances -- but Fisher has not produced much during his two stints in the majors. This may be the hitter he is at the major-league level.
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