Astros leaning toward seven-man bullpen

Houston Chronicle
Astros leaning toward seven-man bullpen
Astros leaning toward seven-man bullpen

Caption Close CINCINNATI — The Astros optioned Cionel Perez to Class AAA Round Rock to clear room for Jose Altuve's activation on Wednesday, opting to shrink back to a seven-man bullpen rather than start an anticipated flurry of position player shuffling. Perez' departure leaves Houston with an all-righthanded relief corps headed into its four-game series against the Yankees. An off day on Monday allows A.J. Hinch leeway to carry the seven-man bullpen. “The way the next four or five days are lining up, we felt like keeping the position players intact was more important than the extra pitcher,” Hinch said. “If we need the extra arm in New York, we have the flexibility to make a move. But for the

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