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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Astros Injury Update: George Springer placed on DL

By on 7/23/2014 08:00:00 PM

The Houston Astros announced Tuesday evening that they have placed rookie outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain. The move is retroactive to July 20. They have called up infielder Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's roster spot.

Springer last played on Saturday, July 19, hitting his 20th home run. He completed the game but sat out Sunday and Tuesday (off day Monday) because of discomfort in his left leg.'s Brian McTaggart said that Springer and the Astros expected him to avoid the disabled list at first but the problem may have worsened over his days off. The Astros expect Springer back in early August.

Springer is hitting .231 with 20 HR and 51 RBI in 78 games. One more home run will tie him with Lance Berkman for the Astros' record for rookies.

Krauss, meanwhile, was hitting .289 with 5 HR and 38 RBI in 42 games with Oklahoma City following a poor .173 start for Houston in 39 games earlier in the season.

The Astros already have two outfielders, Alex Presley and Dexter Fowler, on the disabled list. McTaggart said that Krauss will likely play right field as well as first base while Springer is out.

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