Astros activate Zack Greinke from IL to start vs. Rangers

The Houston Astros activated right-hander Zack Greinke from the 10-day injured list to start Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers.Greinke was placed on the COVID-19 IL on Aug. 31 after testing positive for the virus.Greinke, who is 11-5 with a 3.66 ERA in 27 starts, last pitched for Houston against the Rangers on Aug. 29. He allowed six runs — tying his high for the season — and nine hits in four innings.The six-time All-Star also lost his previous outing against the Kansas City Royals and is winless in his past three turns.The Astros also placed right-hander Jake Odorizzi on the IL.