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Quadriceps injury shuts down Astros rookie slugger George Springer

Jul 23, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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George Springer‘s fantastic rookie season is on hold thanks to a strained right quadriceps muscle that has sent the 24-year-old outfielder to the disabled list.

Springer got off to a slow start following his mid-April call-up and his strikeout total leads the league, but he’s smacked 20 homers with a .900 OPS in 61 games since early May to rank as one of the league’s better all-around players during that span.

In addition to the quadriceps strain Springer has also been dealing with a knee problem, so he may need more than the minimum two-week stay on the shelf.

  1. paperlions - Jul 23, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    He hasn’t actually been one of the bestter all around players. The defense has graded out poorly and he’s been about an average base runner.

    He’s essentially been a younger version of Marlon Byrd, which is fine.

  2. disgracedfury - Jul 23, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    He does look like a Puerto Rican Hunter Pence actually.

  3. jkaflagg - Jul 23, 2014 at 8:41 PM

    ….and the story continues: Astros fans can’t have nice things…….

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