The Astros will place outfielder Josh Reddick on the 10-day DL to address a leg infection, per MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart (via Twitter). Houston will recall fellow outfielder Jake Marisnick to take the open roster spot.
Reddick last appeared in a game on Sunday, so the placement can be backdated to Monday. He’ll be eligible to return on May 31st, though it’s not yet clear whether he’ll need a lengthier absence. To this point of the season, Reddick has not been as productive as he was in his first year with the ’Stros, but has still produced a quality .227/.331/.409 slash in 154 plate appearances.
In Reddick’s absence, the Astros will likely rely on a combination of players. The left-handed-hitting Tony Kemp was recalled recently, as was righty-swinging J.D. Davis, who’s a corner infielder by trade but can handle the corner outfield in a pinch. And Marwin Gonzalez remains available to appear just about anywhere on the field.
Marisnick will join that mix after wrapping up a five-game stint at Triple-A. He had struggled quite a bit in the majors early this year, striking out 41 times in 87 plate appearances. The 27-year-old seemed to shake off the rust at Fresno, where he swatted two home runs and a triple in 23 plate appearances. If he can carry the momentum with him into the majors, perhaps Marisnick will re-claim his roster spot permanently.