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Lance McCullers Jr. was placed on the 10-day Disabled List after leaving Saturday's game against the Dodgers with elbow discomfort.

The former All-Star was inserted into the game in the bottom of the eighth inning in San Francisco, though the Astros' official Twitter account made no mention of their controversial acquisition's debut at that juncture. McCullers returned to Houston on Sunday morning to get a more detailed examination from team doctors.

Roberto Osuna addressed the Houston Astros for roughly 10 minutes on Sunday during a closed-door meeting. "I'm looking forward to an opportunity to help the team again, whenever the time comes again".

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He was dealt to the defending World Series champions on July 30 after being out since he was arrested and charged with assaulting his girlfriend May 8 in Toronto. McCullers has a 3.93 ERA through 126 innings this season.

Leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline, the Astros completed a trade for Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna.

On August 4th, Roberto Osuna willfully and successfully completed his Major League Baseball domestic violence program requirements. The information regarding this specific incident weighed heavily on our decision but when evaluating the entirety of the information, we felt that Roberto deserved a second chance. He posted 39 saves and a 0.86 WHIP a year ago.

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