Oswalt on the Astros disabled list

HOUSTON Oswalt underwent an MRI exam today that confirmed a strained left hip abductor and also revealed the disk problem. Manager Cecil Cooper said Oswalt should be ready to start again on July 28th for the opener of a three-game series with Cincinnati.

Oswalt originally injured his hip in the sixth inning of his June 30 start against Los Angeles. He re-aggravated the injury in his next start 11 days later, leaving the game after throwing only 17 pitches against Washington.

The Astros will recall Runelvys Hernandez from Triple-A Round Rock to fill Oswalt's roster spot.

Oswalt is just 7-and-8 with a 4.56 ERA this season. Hernandez has gone 0-and-3 in three starts for the Astros this year.

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