Astros Place Jed Lowrie, Jason Castro on DL

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 14: Manager Brad Mills (L) and Head Trainer Nate Lucero (R) of the Houston Astros help shortstop Jed Lowrie #4 to his feet after Lowrie got injured on a play at second base in the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park on July 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

The Houston Astros have placed shortstop Jed Lowrie and catcher Jason Castro on the 15-day disabled list, reports Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle.

Lowrie suffered a sprained right ankle Saturday afternoon in a collision at second base. The 28-year-old, who is batting .253/.343/.456 with 14 home runs on the season, also damaged a nerve in his leg.

Castro, 25, had been dealing with soreness in his surgically repaired right knee for some time, but the team decided to wait until after the All-Star break to make a move in case the soreness subsided. The catcher's move to the DL is retroactive to July 8.

Marwin Gonzalez and Carlos Corporan have been promoted to temporarily take over for Lowrie and Castro, respectively.

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Will Lowrie miss more than the required 15 days?

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