Just as we suspected, the Astros placed maniacal closer Jose Valverde on the DL.
Jeff Fulchino will come up from Round Rock to take his place, and LaHawk will take over the 9th inning role. Brocail will step into 8th inning duties.
What say you, JJO?:
They cannot afford to be without their closer long, but they really, really cannot afford to keep shooting him out there and risking further damage and the potential of losing him for way more than 15 days.