Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Astros have placed reliever Chad Qualls on the 15-day disabled list and recalled first baseman Jon Singleton from Triple-A Fresno, the team announced Friday.
Qualls is dealing with a pinched nerve in his neck. The right-hander has made 29 appearances this season, going 1-4 with four saves and a 5.11 ERA.
Singleton was leading the Pacific Coast League in home runs (17), RBI (66) and runs scored (56) at the time of his promotion. He made his major league debut with the Astros last year, but batted just .168 in 95 games.