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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||550.00||35.00||.245||93.00||86.00||20.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Pomeranz (Career)||0||0||0||0||1.000||0|
|vs LHP||41||9||3|| .385|| .463|| .220|
|Last 10 Games|
2B Jose Altuve returns to Astros lineup
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(10:03 am ET) After missing his first game of the season and his first in 88 starts, Astros second baseman Jose Altuve is back in the lineup for Monday's matinee against the Orioles, hitting second.
Altuve has had some success against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen, going 4-for-10 with two RBIs against the pitcher.
Altuve is hitting second behind leadoff man George Springer, who will get his second consective start at the top of the lineup, the first two times all year the right fielder has hit leadoff.
Astros' George Springer continues multi-hit streak
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) George Springer is on an absolute tear for the Astros as of late. The right fielder extended his multi-hit streak to three games in a 6-2 loss to the Tigers on Friday.
Springer went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. In his last three games, he is hitting .500/.538/.750 with three doubles in 12 at-bats.
Astros' George Springer hits go-ahead homer in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Astros outfielder George Springer hit the go-ahead home run during Wednesday night's 4-3 win over the Giants.
Springer hit the homer on a 3-2 pitch in the eighth inning. Springer, coming off of a concussion sustained last week, went 1 for 3. Springer is now hitting .196/.317/.402.
Astros OF George Springer activated off DL
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/13/15) What was rumored is now official: the Astros have announced that they have activated slugger George Springer after seven days on the concussion list.
"It's nice to have him back," manager A.J. Hinch said, per MLB.com. "I mean, we missed his energy, we missed a lot of what he brings behind the scenes. So it's pretty easy to write his name in the lineup when he's back. I'm sure the guys will warn him of the wall being in right field, make sure he's aware, but it's good to have him back."
Hinch said that he doesn't want to take Springer away from his aggressive style of play, but the outfielder needs to be more aware of his surroundings in order to stay healthy and on the field.
"It's nothing that we want to make too big a deal out of because I know he has one game speed, but it's an ongoing conversation that started before spring training started," Hinch said. "Even in the offseason, we were talking about angling himself when he does run into walls, when he does get close to walls, on his running catches. He made a sliding catch I think a couple days prior to running into the wall that we saw as progress because he went feet first and slid and made a catch. So it's a work in progress with him but I love the way he plays."
Springer is in the starting lineup on Wednesday and will bat fourth, pushing Robbie Grossman to the bench.
Springer returns on a 1-for-11 slide and to a disappointing slash line of .191/.311/.374.
|2014 summary: Upon his April callup to the majors, George Springer didn't produce much for the first three weeks, but once he started hitting home runs, he didn't stop. Over a 59-game stretch with the Astros, Springer hit 20 home runs while batting .233 and posting a .354 on-base percentage. As the weeks progressed, Springer struck out at an increasing rate, but we never got a chance to see if he could reverse the trend. Springer went on the disabled list with a quad injury in late July, and he never came back from the injury. |
Playing time status: Springer is fully healthy and is expected to be ready for the start of spring training.
2015 outlook: Even though Springer strikes out at an excessive rate, he is not necessarily doomed to a low batting average. Despite dealing with a knee injury, Springer got 13 infield hits in 295 at-bats, which helped to keep his batting average from scraping the Mendoza Line. With better health, Springer should not only lift his batting average, but also improve substantially upon his five stolen bases. And then there's the 40-homer potential he has already shown at the major league level. Conservatively, you could rank Springer within your top 25 outfielders, but if everything falls into place, he could finish among the top 10. If Springer is still on the board after the first 75 players are taken, it's time to give him a home.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/25/15||@ BAL||1:35 pm||Wei-Yin Chen|
|5/26/15||@ BAL||7:05 pm||Chris Tillman|
|5/27/15||@ BAL||4:35 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|
|5/29/15||CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|5/30/15||CHW||4:10 pm||Hector Noesi|
|5/31/15||CHW||2:10 pm||John Danks|
|6/1/15||BAL||8:10 pm||Ubaldo Jimenez|