Cole put on bereavement list; Marisnick recalled

Correa (back) set to swing bat on Wednesday

July 10th, 2018

HOUSTON -- The Astros placed pitcher on the bereavement list on Tuesday and recalled outfielder from Triple-A Fresno.

Cole, who threw six scoreless innings in Monday's 2-0 loss to Oakland, is expected to return on Saturday to pitch against the Tigers, said manager AJ Hinch. Players on the bereavement list must miss three games, but cannot miss more than seven.

"Gerrit will be back," Hinch said. "Obviously, we support him and our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. He lost his grandmother. That's the second [grandparent] this season for him. He'll be away from the team for a couple days, then he'll be back."

Marisnick, who was optioned to Fresno on Saturday for outfielder , did not play in a game since his demotion, as Triple-A's All-Star break began Sunday.

With Fresno's next game scheduled for July 12, Marisnick remained in Houston during his brief demotion. Marisnick, who has batted .190 in 68 games this season, will start in center field Tuesday against the A's and bat ninth. In 163 plate appearances, Marisnick has 29 hits and 19 RBIs with 69 strikeouts.

"He never left," Hinch said. "The All-Star break began for Triple-A, so he was here in Houston, which was good. We were able to get him back and obviously into the lineup. He can help us win. It's important to have his defense. He got caught in a roster crunch for a lot of reasons. He's a big league player and can help us."

Correa progressing

Shortly after fielding ground balls for the second consecutive day on Tuesday, shortstop said he will begin swinging a bat on Wednesday, another advancement during his rehab from a back injury that sent him to the 10-day disabled list on June 29.