Astros announce callups, add six to roster

Hoes, Stassi, Villar recalled among series of moves before Lawless' debut

Astros announce callups, add six to roster

Astros interim manager Tom Lawless will have an extra-long bench to work with in his debut on Tuesday, as Houston announced a series of September callups in advance of its game against the Angels.

The club added six players to the active Major League roster, and right-hander Samuel Deduno -- acquired off waivers on Saturday -- will also be in uniform and available.

Houston recalled outfielder L.J. Hoes, catcher Max Stassi (the club's 19th-ranked prospect) and infielder Jonathan Villar, and it selected right-handers Jorge De Leon and Nick Tropeano (No. 13 prospect) to the Major League roster, while lefty Darin Downs was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

To make room for De Leon and Tropeano on the 40-man roster, the Astros designated right-handers Paul Clemens and David Martinez for assignment.

Tuesday will be the first game for Lawless -- Bo Porter was dismissed from managerial duties on Monday -- and new bench coach Adam Everett. Houston's 40-man roster is full, and the Astros have 32 players on their active roster.

Joey Nowak is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.