It's a bad day for Ed Wade's Michael Bourn trade. To make room on the active roster for Brandon Barnes, Jordan Schafer has been put on the 15-day DL with shoulder separation, and to make room on the 40-man roster, Juan Abreu has been designated for assignment.
Abreu, of course, came to the Astros along with Schafer, Paul Clemens, and Brett Oberholtzer in exchange for Bourn last season. He pitched in 7 games for Houston last season, posting a 2.70 ERA over 6.2 IP. But he never made it back to the bigs this season, putting up an ugly 7.09 ERA in 45.2 IP (38 games) with Oklahoma City.
Barnes, meanwhile, is in Houston and will make his ML debut tonight.