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Houston Astros place OF Michael Brantley on 10-day IL with right shoulder discomfort

NEW YORK -- The Houston Astros have placed five-time All-Star Michael Brantley on the 10-day injured list with right shoulder discomfort.

The team announced the move Tuesday before a game against the New York Mets.

Brantley left Houston's 6-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Sunday in the eighth inning. He was 0-for-3 with two strikeouts before being replaced by pinch hitter J.J. Matijevic.

The 35-year-old outfielder is hitting .288 with five homers and a .785 OPS in 64 games this season.

Outfielder Chas McCormick was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land two days after being demoted. Right-hander Enoli Paredes was also called up, and right-hander Brandon Bielak was optioned to Triple-A after Sunday's defeat.

The Los Angeles Angels claimed outfielder Dillon Thomas off waivers after Houston designated him for assignment Friday.