The Astros have placed 28-year old righty reliever Wilton Lopez on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 11th due to a strained right elbow. Lopez has pitched in 32 games (0 starts) for the Astros so far this year and he was 3-0 with a 2.51 ERA and a 0.96 WHIP. The Astros have activated 26-year old lefty reliever Fernando Abad off the D.L. to replace Lopez in the bullpen. Abad pitched in 15 games (0 starts) for the Astros earlier this year and he was 0-0 with a 5.00 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP.