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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Astros Injury Update: George Springer "fully healed"

By on 11/12/2014 10:30:00 AM

Although the Houston Astros made significant strides in 2014 to win 70 games following a 51-win season in 2013, improvements must be made across the board for the Astros to contend. Help should come in the middle of the lineup without making an off season move, as George Springer is reportedly fully healed and should be ready for Spring Training.

I reported back on September 17 that Springer was ruled out for the rest of the season with a quad injury. He hadn't played since the middle of July and was hopeful to return the final few weeks of the season before the Astros officially shut him down.

Evan Drellich, who covers the Astros for the Houston Chronicle, tweeted the following update on Springer.
Springer, in his rookie season, showed signs of being a major power threat for years to come. He 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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