Astros put Abad on DL, call up Cedeno
LOS ANGELES (AP) The Houston Astros have placed left-handed reliever Fernando Abad on the 15-day disabled list because of strained right side, and purchased the contract of lefty Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
The move with Abad is retroactive to Saturday. The injury occurred during the Astros' 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night, when he faced one batter and struck out Ivan DeJesus with the bases loaded.
Abad has allowed five earned runs and four homers over nine innings in his 15 appearances. This is his third season with the big club, after signing with the Astros as a 16-year-old minor league free agent out of the team's Dominican Academy in 2002.
Cedeno allowed five runs and two homers in 1 1/2 innings for the Astros last season.
Updated May 27, 2012