Astros promote RHP Galarraga, claim INF-OF Pearce

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HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Astros have promoted right-hander Armando Galarraga from the minors to start Saturday night against Pittsburgh.

The Astros purchased Galarraga's contract from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Houston also claimed infielder-outfielder Steve Pearce off waivers from Baltimore Orioles. Pearce will join the team on Sunday.

Left-handed pitcher Fernando Abad was optioned to Triple-A. The Astros outrighted right-handers Enerio Del Rosario and Aneury Rodriguez to Oklahoma City.