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MLB News: The Houston Astros have optioned Dallas Keuchel to Triple-A Oklahoma City while also recalling Brett Oberholtzer to take his place on the active roster. Keuchel just got done going 2 2/3 innings in relief the other night throwing 74 pitches. The move to bring Oberholtzer up, another LHP, is likely to just to get a fresh arm in the bullpen. Brett hadn’t done well in the minors this season going 0-2 with an ERA above 9. But who knows, maybe he can take advantage of his opportunity. More than likely though, Keuchel will be back with the team shortly.
Fantasy Ramifications: There is no fantasy relevance at this time for Keuchel or Oberholtzer.
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MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled pitcher Jose Cisnero from Triple-A Oklahoma City while optioning pitcher Brett Oberholtzer to the same Houston affiliate on Monday. Cisnero gets the luxurious job of mop-up duty while Oberholtzer should get another chance before long to be back in the majors.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Cisnero or Oberholtzer holds any fantasy baseball value...
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Fantasy Ramifications: Absolutely none. Make no mistake...
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Fantasy Ramifications: Blackley offers fantasy baseball enthusiasts no value. He should remain a free agent in all leagues.
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