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Astros to evaluate Oswalt

Updated: July 30, 2009, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

CHICAGO -- Houston ace Roy Oswalt will rejoin the Astros in St. Louis on Friday and be evaluated to see if he can make his scheduled start Sunday.

Oswalt left Tuesday's game against the Chicago Cubs in the second inning after experiencing discomfort in his back. He returned to Houston and was given an injection Wednesday to treat an irritated disk. He will be evaluated over the next couple days to determine if he can pitch Sunday.

Houston will also monitor first baseman Lance Berkman ...

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