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Astros' Hawkins hits DL with shingles

Updated: July 28, 2009, 10:19 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- The Houston Astros placed reliever LaTroy Hawkins on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday night because of shingles in his back.

Hawkins last pitched in Monday night's 5-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs and was ejected by home plate umpire Mike Everitt in the eighth inning for arguing balls and strikes. He was tossed after Everitt called his second pitch to Aramis Ramirez a ball.

Hawkins is 1-4 with a 2.32 ERA. He has 10 saves in 13 opportunities.

"He has pitched through ...

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