The Houston Astros placed All-Star right-hander Gerrit Cole on the bereavement list and recalled outfielder Jake Marisnick from Triple-A Fresno, the team announced Tuesday.
The Astros did not provide additional details about Cole. Players on the bereavement list cannot miss more than seven games but must miss a minimum of three.
In his most recent appearance on Monday, Cole pitched six scoreless innings and struck out 11 batters in a 2-0 loss to Oakland.
The 27-year-old Cole is 9-2 on the season with a 2.57 ERA in 19 starts. He’s struck out 169 batters in 122 2/3 innings.
Cole was one of five Astros to be selected to the American League All-Star team, joining George Springer, Justin Verlander, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman. The game will be played July 17 at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
Marisnick was optioned to Fresno on Saturday when top prospect Kyle Tucker was brought up from the minors. The 27-year-old has hit .190 with seven home runs and 19 RBIs in 68 games this season.
Entering play Tuesday, the Astros are 61-32 and in first place in the AL West.
–Field Level Media