ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Houston Astros said Wednesday they are sending veteran outfielder Jose Cruz home for further X-rays of a dislocated toe he suffered May 24.

''We're going to have our team physician take a look at it,'' said Houston spokesman Mike Ryan. ''The left toe is not responding to treatment.''

Ryan also said an injury suffered last week by Astros rookie left-hander Jeff Calhoun was diagnosed in Houston as separated ribs on the right side.

He said a decision will be made Friday on whether Calhoun, 0-1, will be placed on the National League's disabled list. The first-year picher, like Cruz, was hurt during batting practice.

Ryan said treatment for Cruz, a 37-year-old veteran of 15 major league seasons, has consisted so far ''just basically of rest and trying to keep off it as much as he can.''

Cruz suffered the injury as he stubbed his toe during batting practice prior to a game against the Chicago Cubs. Cruz, who has started only game since, has a .329 batting average, third in the NL.