Kathy Willens
April 07, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Astros have sent right-hander Michael Feliz to the minors, a day after he threw 107 pitches in relief.

The Astros made the move before Thursday's game against the New York Yankees.

Righty Chris Devenski, who hasn't pitched above Double-A, was selected to the Houston roster. He had been scheduled to start hours later for Triple-A Fresno in the season opener. Feliz was optioned to Triple-A.

Feliz took over Wednesday night at Yankee Stadium after starter Collin McHugh got only one out in a 16-6 loss. Feliz gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings and threw the most pitches by an Astros reliever since Bob Forsch tossed 114 in 1989.

When Feliz was pulled, manager A.J. Hinch patted the rookie on the chest to thank him for the effort on a long, chilly night.

Minor league righty Danny Reynolds was designated for assignment.

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