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Matsui on DL, Astros bring up Kata

Updated: May 30, 2009, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- The Houston Astros placed second baseman Kaz Matsui on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring and purchased infielder Matt Kata's contract from Triple-A Round Rock on Friday night.

The Astros made the move following a 6-1 victory over the Pirates in which Matsui's replacement, rookie Edwin Maysonet, homered while going 4 for 4 and driving in four runs.

Kata, who was with the Astros during spring training, is scheduled to join them in time for Saturday ...

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