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The Houston Astros have activated first baseman Carlos Lee from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday. To make room on the 25-man roster, the Astros have optioned first baseman Brett Wallace to Class AAA Oklahoma City. Lee, who has struggled to produce with power this season, was placed on DL with a strained hamstring two weeks ago. He was hitting .297 with four home runs and 23 RBIs. He went 5 for 10 in a three-game rehab assignment with Class AA Corpus Christi last week. "He's not hitting for as much power, but he's at least a threat because of what he's capable of doing, and he can still reach the seats," Astros manager Brad Mills told MLB.com. "He doesn't swing and miss very much and doesn't strike out a whole lot." Wallace hit .333 (12 for 36) with two home runs during his latest stint in the majors.
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