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A seven-year veteran, the 26-year-old forward has 18 points in 40 games this season.
Miguel Sano strained his right hamstring during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Athletics and is expected to be replaced by top prospect Alex Kirilloff on the roster.
With a sagging offense and losses that were piling up, Houston manager Dusty Baker was searching for a way to jumpstart his team.
Matt Murray stopped 31 shots for his second shutout in six days, and the Ottawa Senators beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-0 Thursday night for their third straight win.
Look away from the awful 6-11 start for a moment to recognize Byron Buxton's mix of potential and present-day excellence.