Houston Astros activate rookie SS Jeremy Pena off the injured list

NEW YORK — Houston Astros activated rookie shortstop Jeremy Pena From the injured list and optioned fielder Chas McCormick Triple-A Sugar Land Sunday

Star slugger Yordan Alvarez Houston attempted to win four games against the league-leading major leagues but was unable to do so due to a hand problem. New York Yankees. Alvarez injured his hand while swinging July 18, and was unable to play the White Sox game the following day. Alvarez has continued to play every game since.

Dusty Baker, Alvarez’s manager, stated that Alvarez may require regular rest because his hand is still sore. Alvarez has been performing well despite the issue. He has already hit four of his 22 home runs over the five games since the injury.

Pena, 24, is one of the top candidates for AL Rookie Of The Year. However, Pena has not played since June 13, when Pena injured his left thumb while diving for a catch.

Pena is hitting at.277 with nine homers, six stolen bases, and an OPS of.805, while also playing outstanding defense at shortstop. He is a worthy replacement. Carlos CorreaTwo-time All-Star, who moved to Minnesota this spring as a free agent after leaving Houston.

McCormick's second season in the big leagues is a success. He has six homers, a.219 OPS and an OPS of.684. Houston will keep the rookies after McCormick's demotion. J.J. Matijevic On the roster. Matijevic is only 2 for 14 but both of his hits were home runs, one against the Yankees ace. Gerrit Cole Saturday

Matijevic is primarily a corner outfielder, first baseman and hitter, while McCormick hits right-handed.

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