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Oswalt put on 15-day DL, expected to start July 28

Updated: July 19, 2008, 6:05 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Houston Astros ace Roy Oswalt was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a strained hip and a herniated disk in his back.

Oswalt (7-8, 4.56 ERA) underwent an MRI exam on Saturday that confirmed a strained left hip abductor and also revealed the disk problem. But manager Cecil Cooper said Oswalt should be ready to start again on July 28 for the opener of a three-game series with Cincinnati.

"It just got to the point where he couldn't really throw off a mound," Cooper ...

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