Interesting move by Houston.

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have demoted left-handed starter Wandy Rodriguez, who led the team in wins.

Rodriguez, 9-6 with a 5.22 ERA in 19 starts, was sent to Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday, and Matt Albers was called up from Double-A Corpus Christi.

Albers was 10-2 with a 2.17 ERA in 19 starts for Corpus Christi.