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George Springer back in Astros’ lineup Wednesday

Jun 11, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

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Astros outfielder George Springer sat out Monday and Tuesday due to soreness in his right knee, but he is back in the Houston starting lineup on Wednesday night and told beat reporter Brian McTaggart that he feels completely “good to go.”

“I always try to snake my way in there no matter what,” Springer said of his two-day absence. “Obviously, I have the utmost respect for [Astros manager Bo Porter] and the decisions he makes. He’s obviously doing it my best interest. He told me [to sit] and I said, ‘OK, I’ll get it checked out.'”

The 24-year-old budding star boasts an .843 OPS with 12 home runs and 35 RBI through his first 48 games at the major league level.

He is batting second and playing right field on Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

  1. jeffa43 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:44 PM

    The splendid Springer!

  2. stex52 - Jun 12, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Good attitude (it appears) on the kid. I have to say I have been pleased with him on my Fantasy team. I am sure there are slumps and adjustment to come, but he looks like he may end up on the high side of his projected curve. I hope when negotiations for that big contract come around, he and the Astros put the little fiasco from this spring behind them.

    Now get Singleton acclimated and start looking at when Correa and Santana can come up. We may yet be ahead of my projected time to respectability.

  3. 8to80texansblog - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    The Astros are actually fun to watch again. I think they have won something 20 of their last 30… Spring had 2 AMAZING defensive plays last night and Carter hit a walk off homer.

    With the Texans in the dumps and the Rockets wasting talent, the Astros have a shot at becoming relevant in this market again.

    • 8to80texansblog - Jun 13, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      ^^^ Its embarrassing how bad my typing is.

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