Astros put AL HR chief Springer on injured listing

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros positioned outfielder George Springer on the 10-day injured listing Saturday with a left hamstring pressure, however could possibly be near getting star second baseman Jose Altuve again from damage.

Houston normal supervisor Jeff Luhnow mentioned Springer suffered a Grade 2 sprain, however wouldn’t give a timetable for a way lengthy the outfielder can be out.

Houston supervisor AJ Hinch mentioned Springer will miss greater than 10 days.

“Our docs have instructed us that he is injured, nevertheless it’s not as dramatic as we now have feared,” Hinch mentioned. “He will 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 isn’t going to do something for the foreseeable future. Hopefully, if the preliminary analysis is true, we averted the disaster.”

Springer, who’s batting .308 this season with an American League-leading 17 residence runs and 43 RBIs, suffered the damage making an attempt to make a sliding catch on a foul ball within the eighth inning of Friday’s sport towards the Boston Pink Sox. Springer was enjoying in his first sport 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 mentioned Altuve will begin a rehabilitation task with Triple-A Spherical Rock on Sunday and can play a minimum of a pair video games there.

Houston recalled outfielder Derek Fisher from Triple-A Spherical Rock to take Springer’s spot on the roster.

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