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Astros promote No. 4 prospect Fisher

Right-handed reliever Hoyt optioned to Triple-A Fresno
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PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Derek Fisher, the Astros' No. 4 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, was called up following Monday's 13-4 win over the Phillies and will be in the lineup Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park, manager A.J. Hinch said.

This will be Fisher's second stint with Houston, but this time, he could be in the big leagues to stay. Through 84 games, the left-handed-hitting Fisher is batting .318 with 21 homers and 66 RBIs for Triple-A Fresno. He hit .278 (5-for-18) with two homers in five games with the Astros in mid-June.

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PHILADELPHIA -- Outfielder Derek Fisher, the Astros' No. 4 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, was called up following Monday's 13-4 win over the Phillies and will be in the lineup Tuesday at Citizens Bank Park, manager A.J. Hinch said.

This will be Fisher's second stint with Houston, but this time, he could be in the big leagues to stay. Through 84 games, the left-handed-hitting Fisher is batting .318 with 21 homers and 66 RBIs for Triple-A Fresno. He hit .278 (5-for-18) with two homers in five games with the Astros in mid-June.

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Right-handed reliever James Hoyt, who allowed three hits in two scoreless innings Monday, has been optioned to Triple-A. In 32 games for the Astros this season, he accumulated a 5.54 ERA with 57 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings.

Outfielder George Springer, who left Monday's game with right quad discomfort, probably won't play Tuesday, so having an extra outfield bat will be key for the Astros, especially in a National League park.

"It's as combination of things, but getting 'Fish' up here will be part of it, as well," Hinch said.

Brian McTaggart has covered the Astros since 2004, and for MLB.com since 2009. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter..

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