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Astros’ Hidalgo Put on 15-Day DL

August 24, 2002

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HOUSTON (AP) _ The Houston Astros placed outfielder Richard Hidalgo on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a right hip strain and recalled outfielder Jason Lane from Triple-A New Orleans.

Lane is hitting .294 with one RBI in 14 games with the Astros this season. He was optioned to New Orleans on Monday when Houston activated Brian Hunter.

Hidalgo left in the third inning of Thursday’s game against the Chicago Cubs with the hip strain.

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