Astros' Chad Qualls (pinched nerve) is headed to the DL

Astros' reliever Chad Qualls has been placed on the 15 day disabled list due to a pinched nerve in his trapezius and neck, per reports.

What It Means:

Qualls has four saves, an ERA of 5.11 and a nERD of .61 on the season. However, since assuming the role of closer, he has yielded 15 hits in 9 1/3 innings. John Singleton has been called up to replace Qualls' roster spot.