Houston Astros Springer To Begin Rehab Assignment


All right H-Town — where are your Houston Astros at?

It’s 21 weeks into the season and they have over 70 wins — they’re 71-58 by the way — with a four-game lead over the Texas Rangers and 5.5 game lead over the Los Angeles Angels.

My, my, my have the tables have turned for the Angels —  they’re sliding badly and the Rangers are now the ones that are chasing that chance to get one of the two coveted Wild Card slots.

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Instead of waving the white surrender flag, they’re getting in position to try to contend for the postseason THIS YEAR with all of the talent they’ve loaded up with.

Adrian Beltre has returned and pitching ace Cole Hamels is now in the fold in terms of the their starting rotation via trade.

So what does this mean?

The Houston Astros need to do everything they can  to keep their leadership in the AL West division and there was some exciting news in regard to us doing so that has just been announced.

What happened?

George Springer‘s timetable for his return is now a bit more defined.

In fact, Springer has flown back to Houston in preparation for his rehab assignment.

According to MLB.com’s Betsy Holland, Springer will do his assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi where he’s expected to play right field and lead off in the batting order.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said that it’s tough to tell how long he’ll be there but “we’ll gauge it every day.”

He also mentioned the rehab could take up to seven days but he wanted to make sure that he could get some game action as well as have meaningful days off in-between.

Hinch also talked about how much he has progressed in the batting cage and that yesterday was one of his best days in terms of prep work to return back to field.

This is excellent news Astros fans!

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  • Springer had been traveling with the team whenever they hit the road but I know he felt powerless when the team would get in a rut when they would need him the most.

    As you know, the Astros offense can be quite anemic on the road and having Springer available in the batting order is nothing but a good thing for the team’s offensive arsenal.

    But at least with this news, we know that his return is going to slated for early September and give him enough time to get primed for the Astros more-than-likely playoff run.

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    Springer has been ailing with a right wrist fracture since July 1, where he was hit by a fastball from Edinson Volquez during a series against the Kansas City Royals.

    It was a dirty play I might add!

    But with grudges aside, at least things are coming together and he’ll be able to help this team on both sides of the field sooner than later.

    Springer was batting .264 with 13 home runs, 29 ribbies and 14 acts of larceny before going down with the injury.

    I wish you the best of luck with the rehab George — I know Hooks’ fans are going to be in for a treat!

    Go ‘Stros!

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