The Astros are placing their ace on the injured list. Houston announced it moved right-hander Justin Verlander to the 15-day IL as he deals with a right calf injury. Verlander had an MRI done on Monday that showed "fascial disruption, but no muscle fiber disruption." The 39-year-old was optimistic about his return, saying he felt like he "dodged a bullet" in terms of the diagnosis. Verlander owns a 16-and-3 record with a 1.84 ERA this season.