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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Astros Injury Update: Brad Peacock, George Springer

By on 8/23/2014 11:30:00 AM

The Houston Astros improved to 55-74 with a 5-1 win over the Cleveland Indians on Friday. The Astros got strong pitching from starter Brad Peacock before he had to leave the game after five innings with pain in his forearm. The good news is that the injury doesn't appear to be serious. In other injury news, rookie outfielder George Springer continues to recover from a left quad injury.

As reported by Steve DiMatteo of, Peacock left last night's game after five innings after allowing just a single run. He threw a few warmup pitches prior to the start of the sixth inning but had to leave with lingering pain in his right forearm.

Manager Bo Porter wanted to err on the site of caution instead of taking the chance on having Peacock further injure his forearm.
"[Peacock] was throwing the ball about as good as he's thrown all year, but whenever you start talking about forearm tightness, it's not something you want to take a chance with. We just felt like for precautionary measures, we were going to get him out of the game."
Peacock, in his third Major League season, is 3-8 with a 5.30 ERA this season.  He has a career record of 10-14 with a 4.98 ERA in 44 games.

As for Springer, according to Jose de Jesus Ortiz of, he took batting practice on the field Friday. Spring was shut down for two weeks on August 12 due to a strained left quad. He's missed a total of 31 games this year with the injury.

Springer has shown promising power in his rookie season with 20 home runs in 295 at bats. But he appears to have numerous holes in his swing, batting just .234 with 114 strikeouts in 295 at bats.

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