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Astros tab righty Peacock for series finale

Astros tab righty Peacock for series finale

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Astros tab righty Peacock for series finale

MINNEAPOLIS -- Right-hander Brad Peacock, who has been putting up terrific numbers at Triple-A, was recalled after Saturday's 6-4 loss to the Twins to make the start in Sunday's game at Target Field. To make room for him, Jimmy Paredes was optioned to Oklahoma City.

The Astros were forced to find a starter for the series finale after Dallas Keuchel came out of the bullpen and worked 1 2/3 innings in a 13-inning loss to the Twins on Saturday. Peacock, who won't be officially added to the roster until Sunday, is 6-2 with a 2.73 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) with the RedHawks.

"He's thrown the ball extremely well," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "That's obviously factored into the decision-making."

Peacock, 25, began the year in the Astros' rotation and went 1-3 with an 8.44 ERA in five starts before being moved to the bullpen, where he posted a 7.04 ERA in four appearances (7 2/3 innings). Porter said it's "definitely a possibility" that Peacock could remain in the rotation.

The Astros have had to shuffle their rotation quite a bit in recent days. Lucas Harrell started in place of Bud Norris on Tuesday prior to the Trade Deadline, and Brett Oberholtzer took Erik Bedard's place Wednesday when he was pushed back with shoulder soreness.

The team has set its rotation for next week's series against the Red Sox: Oberholtzer on Monday, Jordan Lyles on Tuesday and Jarred Cosart on Wednesday.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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