Astros send struggling Ken Giles to minors

Watch: Astros' Ken Giles cursed out manager for pulling him from game

Giles, the Houston Astros reliever, was brought into Tuesday's game against the Oakland A's in the ninth inning with a comfortable 4-0 lead.

The Astros have recalled left-hander Cionel Perez in a corresponding move.

He was so unhappy, he appeared to yell an expletive at Astros manager A.J. Hinch on his way off the mound. Twitter user @ScottEMarvin first pointed the incident out. However, he proceeded to allow three consecutive singles and was pulled from the contest without retiring a single batter. The Cuban signed a $2 million contract with Houston in 2016 and has been sensational in Double-A, posting a 6-1 record with a 1.98 ERA and 1.11 WHIP while fanning 83 in 68.1 innings.

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Hinch commented on the incident post-game.

Then, May 27, Giles came into the game with an 8-3 lead in the ninth over the Indians and allowed three runs to score before leaving without recording an out.

"I did hear about it", Hinch told reporters. I don't know, man. I'll have to look at it. I didn't hear anything. It has been a season of woe so far for Giles, whom the Astros have entrusted the closer role. Nearly more memorable than that was Giles punching himself in the face after giving up four runs to the Yankees in the ninth inning on May 2. He's given up 36 hits and 17 earned runs.

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