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George Springer suffers setback in rehab game

Aug 6, 2014, 11:17 PM EDT

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Astros outfielder George Springer was expected to be activated off the 15-day disabled list before the weekend, but that is not going to happen now.

According to beat reporter Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, Springer aggravated his strained left quadriceps muscle while playing in what was supposed to be his final minor league rehab game Wednesday night at Low-A Quad Cities. Springer is headed to Houston to visit with Astros team doctors and the 24-year-old former first-round pick could now remain sidelined through the middle part of August. He landed on the disabled list July 23.

Springer was sporting an .804 OPS, 20 home runs, and 51 RBI through his first 78 major league games.

  1. bfunk1978 - Aug 6, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    😦 😦

    George made the Astros kind of interesting even if their record still sucked.

  2. Hard On For Harden - Aug 7, 2014 at 2:51 AM

    Just a reminder to Sports Illustrated, Springer wasn’t acquired by Luhnow. Drafted out of UConn in 2011, illustrating how long these things take. I’d be happy with just a playoff appearance in 2017.

  3. nottinghamforest13 - Aug 7, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Another prospect given an opportunity, another career derailed by the outdated “us v. them” mentality of Bo Porter.

    • stex52 - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:10 AM

      Your statement is a little unclear. Let me help:

      “Porter is black. What’s he doing coaching white men?”

      There. Fixed it for you.

      • Hard On For Harden - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:14 AM

        I’ll fix it further.

        “Porter is black. What’s he doing coaching half-white, half-black men (Springer)?”

      • stex52 - Aug 7, 2014 at 8:47 AM

        Fair enough. Maybe even better is

        “What’s he doing coaching?”

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