George Springer will head to Low-A Quad Cities on a rehab assignment for a few days, according to manager Bo Porter.
The Astros have today off before playing a three-game set against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Springer told the Houston Chronicle this past weekend that he really wants to play every game in the series against the Phillies.
“He goes, ‘Skipper, I really don’t want to miss days in Philadelphia.’ I said, ‘Most offensive players don’t want to miss days in Philadelphia.’ It’s very possible (he could be ready for that series). If all goes well with the next couple days, with the live shag, the base running and he don’t have any set backs, he should be ready to go.”
It’s remains unlikely that George Springer will be able to play all three games against the Phillies. Springer will likely play in at least two games with the River Bandits, though that will likely be a decision made on a game-to-game basis.
Springer has done lots of work with the Astros to be ready, but the Astros and want him to play in a few games before rejoining the team. The rookie is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday.
The Astros have done well as of late with Springer out of the lineup, but Springer’s bat would still give them a tremendous boost.
Springer has slashed .231/.331/.468 on his way to 20 home runs and 51 RBI this season.