HOUSTON — The Houston Astros positioned outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured record Saturday with a left hamstring pressure, however may very well be near getting star second baseman Jose Altuve again from damage.
Houston common supervisor Jeff Luhnow stated Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, however wouldn’t give a timetable for a way lengthy the outfielder could be out.
Houston supervisor AJ Hinch stated Springer will miss greater than 10 days.
“Our docs have advised us that he is injured, nevertheless it’s not as dramatic as now we have feared,” Hinch stated. “He’ll be out a short time, and he will exceed the 10 days, however they have been inspired by their findings and observations. He is actually sore. He is not going to do something for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, if the preliminary prognosis is correct, we prevented the disaster.”
Springer, who’s batting .308 this season with an American League-leading 17 residence runs and 43 RBIs, suffered the damage attempting to make a sliding catch on a foul ball within the eighth inning of Friday’s recreation in opposition to the Boston Purple Sox. Springer was taking part in in his first recreation again after lacking the earlier 4 with a stiff again.
Altuve has been out since Could 11 with a left hamstring pressure after beating out an infield single.
Hinch stated Altuve will begin a rehabilitation task with Triple-A Spherical Rock on Sunday and can play not less than a pair video games there.
Houston recalled outfielder Derek Fisher from Triple-A Spherical Rock to take Springer’s spot on the roster.