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Ken Giles has choice words for A.J. Hinch

12 July 2018

Ken Giles is being sent down to the Minors. The Astros are recalling left-handed pitcher Cionel Perez from Double-A Corpus Christi in a corresponding move. As manager AJ Hinch came to the mound to remove him, Giles appeared to curse Hinch out, saying, "F- you man".

After serving as the closer on the Astros' World Series-winning team a year ago, Giles has struggled mightily in 2018. He was taken out of the game after allowing three singles, including an RBI single, cutting into the Astros' lead, 4-1. Giles was replaced by Hector Rondon, and the A's tied the game.

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Houston went on to win Tuesday night's game 6-5 in 11 innings. He tallied 12 saves in 34 games pitched, but lost his role as a closer last month. 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.

The demotion comes as Giles' poor season continues.

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Giles was traded to the Astros in December 2015 in exchange for pitchers Vince Velasquez, Tom Eshelman, and Brett Oberholtzer, as well as outfielder Derek Fisher.

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Ken Giles has choice words for A.J. Hinch