• Right-hander Anthony Bass, who has been on the disabled list since May 11 with a right intercostal strain, could rejoin the club next week, Lunhow said. Bass could may need just one more outing on his rehab assignment at Class A Quad Cities, but that his velocity is up.
• The Astros activated right-hander Asher Wojciechowski from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday. He was on a rehab assignment with the RedHawks after dealing with a strained lat all spring.
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