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Worth noting

• The Astros on Thursday are planning to call up left-handed pitcher Raul Valdes to replace lefty Kevin Chapman, who will be optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Chapman appeared in six games and posted a 12.27 ERA in 3 2/3 innings, allowing five hits and five runs.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter.
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