Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Astros send reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A

Astros send reliever Ken Giles to Triple-A

Astros reliever Ken Giles has been demoted to Triple-A after an outburst during the ninth inning of an Astros win Tuesday.

The demotion comes as Giles' poor season continues.

The righhander has a 4.99 ERA with 12 saves and 21 strikeouts this season.

The right-hander allowed three runs without recording an out in Houston's 6-5, extra-inning victory against Oakland on Tuesday.

Giles' troubles date back to the playoffs last season.

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The Astros recalled left-hander Cionel Perez from Double A Corpus Christi Wednesday. He allowed three consecutive singles with nobody out in the ninth as the A's pulled to 4-1.

The Athletics tied the game at 4 in the 9th inning. He's given up 36 hits and 17 earned runs.

Hinch came to the mound to take out Giles and the television broadcast caught him appearing to curse at Hinch right after he walked by him on his way off the field. Giles was acquired in a trade with the Phillies before the 2016 season.

Giles was traded to the Astros in December 2015 in exchange for pitchers Vince Velasquez, Tom Eshelman, and Brett Oberholtzer, as well as outfielder Derek Fisher.

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