Houston Astros: George Springer’s return could be just days away

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer has been doing well enough in his rehab assignment with a return being just days away. What’s up? Look.

The Houston Astros are suddenly becoming healthy once again.  After what we thought was going to be a rough few weeks without the core stars, the team was able to stand up to the mettle quite admirably with prospects like Jack Mayfield and Garrett Stubbs carrying the bucket of water down to the stream.

I know that’s an exaggerated expression but it goes to show how deep this team really is in addition to the vast amount of talent that they still have on the farm.

Max Stassi has since been called along with Reymin Guduan to help their respective positions while Mayfield and Stubbs have been sent back down but one cannot forget their valuable contributions while the stars are out.  They won’t go unnoticed and certainly hope this will help them flourish in their careers, wherever that may be in the future.  It could possibly be here in Houston but we’ll see.  You never know what Jeff Luhnow has up his sleeve with his compulsive hoarding of prospects so that chapter of this season has yet to be written.

But most importantly, the Houston Astros will have their star outfielder back in the midst of things in just a few days.  What’s the latest?

Here’s what AT&T SportsNet’s Julia Morales had to report on the matter:

This is terrific news to hear that he’s around the corner for a return.  Although he may be slightly rusty coming back into the fold, it will still be great to see such a talented hitter/athlete back in the one-hole.

The Houston Astros performance against the Cincinnati Reds — they got swept — is more an

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exception rather than the rule as sometimes you just can’t explain brain farts like those.  They’ll bounce and get back on track but these are just nuances of a 162-game season — one can’t win them all.

Springer has been out since May 24 with a left hamstring strain, when he removed himself from the game late because he wasn’t feeling quite right.  He has been rehabbing with the team and he will now face the final test to his chops see if he’s ready for some big-league action.

He did so yesterday as he’s completing his rehab assignment with the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks.

He was 2-for-4 yesterday in his debut with the Hooks to where had four RBIs and two homers.

Morales is reporting that he’s going to appear in at least the next two games — tomorrow and Sunday.  The Hooks are currently at home facing the Springfield Cardinals in a four-game set started yesterday and ends Sunday.

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Let’s hope for the best!

Springer has been batting .308/.389/.643 for a 1.032 OPS along with 17 homers and 43 RBIs in 2019 so far.