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Astros designate Wilson for assignment to make room for Hirsh

Updated: August 12, 2006, 7:31 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Astros outfielder Preston Wilson was designated for assignment on Saturday, a roster move Houston made so it could promote pitcher Jason Hirsh from Triple-A Round Rock.

"I guess it's just the nature of the business," Wilson said. "I'm never shocked, but I'm disappointed."

Hirsh was to make his major league debut Saturday night against San Diego. His call-up was expected, but the corresponding move surprised Wilson, who was batting .269 and was second on the team with 55 ...

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