The Astros have placed 26-year old lefty reliever Fernando Abad on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 26th due to a strained right intercostal muscle. Abad has pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Astros so far this year and he is 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. The Astros have called up 25-year old lefty reliever Xavier Cedeno to replace Abad in the bullpen. Cedeno has pitched in 17 games (0 starts) in AAA-ball so far this year and he is 2-0 with 1 save, a 0.42 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He has also pitched in 3 games (0 starts) earlier this year for the Astros and he was 0-0 with a 27.00 ERA and a 4.20 WHIP. The Astros hope that Cedeno pitches like he has been in AAA-ball this time around.