PITTSBURGH (AP) -Left-hander Stephen Randolph's contract was purchased by the Houston Astros from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, a day after reliever Rick White was injured warming up in the bullpen during a 16-inning game.
White, one of the Astros' most reliable relievers this season, strained a muscle in his left side while warming up to pitch the ninth inning of the 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. With White unavailable, Astros closer Dan Wheeler ended up pitching the ninth and 10th innings.
Randolph, 33, was 2-0 with an 0.84 ERA, striking out 18 and allowing six hits in 12 innings during five games at Round Rock. He was 10-6 with a 4.89 ERA in 95 appearances with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2003-04, including an 8-1 record in 2003.
The right-handed White is 1-0 with a 1.54 ERA in eight games.
White was one of two players placed on the disabled list after getting hurt in the PNC Park bullpens on Wednesday. Pirates catcher Humberto Cota injured his left shoulder while warming up relievers and was replaced on the 25-man roster Thursday by Ryan Doumit.

Recent MLB Discussions

Top MLB Public Bets

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Nationals vs. Mets Prediction Will the Nationals complete their sweep of the Mets tonight when the NL East rivals clash on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Marlins vs. Padres Prediction Will today's Marlins and Padres game at 4:40PM ET be high-scoring for bettors?
Thumbnail Dodgers vs. Diamondbacks Prediction Will another over hit for bettors when the Diamondbacks host the Dodgers today at 4:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Mariners vs. A's Prediction Will the A's complete their four-game sweep of the Mariners when the two teams clash at 4:05PM ET today?
Thumbnail Blue Jays vs. Angels Prediction Will Marcus Stroman lead the Blue Jays past the Angels today at 3:37PM ET?

MLB Team Pages