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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Astros Injury Update: George Springer out for season

By on 9/17/2014 06:30:00 AM

The Houston Astros entered Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians with a record of 67-83, fourth in the American League West. Although 27 games behind the Los Angeles Angels, the Astros have made considerable improvement over last year's 51-win season. One bright spot was rookie George Springer, although he is now ruled out for the rest of the season with a lingering quad injury.

Our own Pete Schwichtenberg reported on Monday that Springer, who has struggled with a quad injury, ran the bases recently as he was hopeful to return sometime during the final two weeks of the season.

An update on Springer, as reported by Brian McTaggart at, is that his quad is not 100 percent healthy, therefore he will sit the rest of the season.  Springer has not played since the middle of July and has yet to be able to make a full recovery.

McTaggart also tweeted the following about Springer.
Springer, in his rookie season, has shown signs of being a major power threat for years to come. He's hit 20 home runs in just 295 at bats. There are holes in his swing, though. He's struck out 114 times and has a batting average of just .231. With hopefully a full season next year, the Astros and their fans will see Springer develop to where he cuts down on his strikeouts, increases his batting average and becomes a legitimate 35 home run, 100-plus RBI man in the middle of the lineup.

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