Ken Giles placed on paternity leave list by Astros

The Houston Astros placed reliever Ken Giles on the paternity leave list.

What It Means:

Giles will miss the entire series against the Toronto Blue Jays this weekend. Will Harris -- and his 2.56 ERA this season -- will likely take over as the closer for the Astros while Giles is away.

Giles owns an excellent 2.52 xFIP in 46 1/3 innings pitched this season, to go with an outstanding 34.98 strikeout percentage (league average is 21.00 percent). We project him to record a 3.26 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over the remaining course of the season.