OAKLAND, CA – RHP Zack Greinke has been scratched from tonight’s start and placed on the 10-day Injured List due to neck soreness. RHP Brandon Bielak will start tonight’s game at Oakland.
Greinke’s IL stint is retroactive to Tuesday, Sept. 21. RHP Peter Solomon has been recalled from Triple A Sugar Land to replace Greinke on the Major League active roster.
Bielak’s last appearance was a start on Sept. 17 vs. Arizona (2.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 6 SO, 55 pitches). For the season, he is 3-3 in 27 appearances (1 GS) with a 4.21 ERA and one save. On April 4 at Oakland, Bielak hurled 4.2 hitless, scoreless innings in relief to earn the victory in a 9-2 Astros win.