The Houston Astros placed right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, one day after he departed a start against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to elbow pain.
Right-handed reliever Roberto Osuna was activated off the restricted list in a corresponding move. Osuna was serving a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.
"I'm hopeful that it's going to be good news but I'll deal with it," McCullers told reporters after Saturday's game. "Whatever's done is done. I'm looking forward to an opportunity to help the team again, whenever the time comes again."
McCullers, 24, is 10-6 with a 3.93 ERA in 22 starts this season.
Houston made a controversial trade to acquire Osuna on Monday when they sent three right-handed pitchers -- demoted closer Ken Giles and minor leaguers David Paulino and Hector Perez -- to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Osuna was arrested on May 8 in Toronto and charged with assault. The case is still pending.
The league initially placed Osuna on administrative leave, during which he was paid but could not play. The administrative leave subsequently was extended at least four times as MLB investigated the alleged incident.
Osuna had nine saves and a 2.93 ERA in 15 appearances for the Blue Jays this season. He saved 39 games in 2017 and 36 in 2016.
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