The Astros announced on Twitter that starter Scott Feldman has been activated from the disabled list and outfielder Alex Presley has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
Feldman, 32, has been out since late May after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. He made 10 starts prior, accruing a 4.80 ERA with a 37/14 K/BB ratio over 60 innings.
Presley, 29, has spent most of the year at Triple-A Fresno. He took only 13 plate appearances at the big league level, registering only three hits (all singles) and a walk.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.