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.
Armenteros (1-0) gave up one run on two hits and two walks while striking out six through five innings to take the win over the Rangers on Sunday.
Armenteros limited the damage against the Rangers in his first MLB start to earn his first career win. The 25-year-old looked dominant at times, forcing 14 swinging strikes and retiring the final eight hitters he faced. Armenteros has a 1.93 ERA with a 9.6 K/9 and a 2.6 BB/9 through four appearances this season. Armenteros will make his next start against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Armenteros will start Sunday's game at home against the Rangers, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Armenteros delivered four strong innings as the bulk reliever on three days rest Tuesday to earn himself the starting chance this weekend. The 25-year-old has a 9:2 K:BB and has allowed three runs (two earned) over nine innings this season, and Sunday will be the first start of his major-league career.
Armenteros allowed one unearned run on two hits and one walk while striking out three over four innings in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
The Astros were caught in a bind with injuries to starters, prompting them to make Tuesday's game a bullpen start. Armenteros was called up to provide the bulk of the innings and admirably did so on three days rest -- the right-hander just threw 95 pitches Friday for Triple-A Round Rock. He's expected to head back to Triple-A while the Astros reassess their rotation beyond the top three starters.
Armenteros was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock prior to Tuesday's game against the Angels, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Armenteros is in line to serve as the bulk reliever for Tuesday's matchup. He'll enter the contest after Hector Rondon tosses the first inning or so as the opener.
Manager AJ Hinch told MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Armenteros will be called up from Triple-A Round Rock to serve as the Astros' bulk reliever in Tuesday's game against the Angels.
Houston is expected to make Armenteros' callup official later Tuesday, with Framber Valdez the most likely candidate to get sent back to Round Rock in a corresponding move. Hinch noted that Hector Rondon will open the contest, but he'll likely only work an inning or two before giving way to Armenteros. Since Armenteros tossed 95 pitches in his start with Round Rock four days ago, he'll likely have some sort of workload restriction in place even though he projects to see the most usage of any Houston pitcher Tuesday.
Armenteros will likely be recalled from Triple-A Round Rock ahead of Tuesday's game against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
The Astros didn't make any roster moves immediately following Monday's 9-6 loss to the Angels, but the team is expected to send Framber Valdez to Triple-A in light of the lefty's poor showing as a primary pitcher behind Josh James. That would clear up a spot on the roster for Armenteros, who could be tasked with covering multiple innings in relief Tuesday while the Astros use an opener for the second straight day. Armenteros tossed six scoreless innings (95 pitches) in his last start for Round Rock on Friday, so if he does in fact receive a callup for Tuesday's contest, a workload restriction would undoubtedly be in place since he'll be taking the hill on only three days' rest.
Armenteros was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Armenteros spent 12 days on the big-league roster but made just a pair of appearances, allowing two runs in five innings of work while posting a 6:1 K:BB. George Springer (hamstring) and Collin McHugh (elbow) were activated in corresponding moves for Armenteros and Reymin Guduan being sent to Round Rock.
Armenteros was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Armenteros was scheduled to start for the Express on Thursday, so he'll provide length out of the bullpen for the Astros following Wednesday's extra-innings loss to the Brewers. In 11 minor-league starts this season, the 24-year-old righty owns a 5.00 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 49:18 K:BB in 45 innings. Derek Fisher was sent to Round Rock in a corresponding move.
Armenteros was sent to minor-league camp Tuesday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.
Armenteros allowed just one run in five innings for the big-league club. He'll open the season at Triple-A Round Rock and could be one of the Astros' top options should a member of the rotation get injured.
Armenteros allowed two hits and struck out one over three scoreless innings Monday against the Mets.
Armenteros filled in for Collin McHugh (back) and was impressive against New York's B-teamers. McHugh's injury is not considered serious, so it's likely Armenteros opens at the Triple-A level for a third consecutive season.
Armenteros will start Monday's spring game against the Mets, according to Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle.
Armenteros will step into the spot vacated by Collin McHugh, who was skipped with a sore back. Armenteros is getting a chance to show what he can do this spring, but his season will likely begin at the Triple-A level.
Armenteros had his contract purchased by Houston on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Armenteros posted a 3.74 ERA and 1.31 WHIP to go along with 134 punchouts over 118 frames a season ago with Triple-A Fresno, and the Astros have protected him from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster. He'll likely begin the 2019 campaign at Triple-A given Houston's pitching depth but could make his big-league debut later in the year if he continues to experience success.
Armenteros was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
He threw two scoreless frames in Sunday's game against the Mets, during which he fanned two batters while giving up a hit and two walks. Although Armenteros won't open the season with the big club, reports say he will pitch in the majors at some point in the coming season. Armenteros logged a 2.04 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 24 combined games (123.2 innings) at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Fresno last season.
Armenteros will "pitch in the big leagues this year" according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.
The manager's comments could simply mean Armenteros gets a normal September callup, but he's a quick riser in the organization. Over two spring outings, he has eight strikeouts to one walk through five innings. Hinch is impressed with the 23-year-old Cuban's maturity and the execution of his changeup. Armenteros will start the season at Triple-A Fresno, where he had a 2.16 ERA and 72 strikeouts in 58.1 innings last year.
Armenteros walked one and struck out three over two innings in Friday's exhibition opener against the Nationals.
Armenteros was given the ceremonial first start of spring training, a reward for the 23-year-old right-hander's good work in 2017. His low-90s fastball and slider become more effective due to an above-average changeup, the pitch he used to strike out the game's first batter. With the recent announcement that Forest Whitley, Houston's top pitching prospect, will miss the first 50 minor-league games of the season for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program, Armenteros heads the shortlist of candidates if a possible spot start is needed.
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