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4 George Springer RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/216 | Birthdate: 9/19/1989 | Birthplace: New Britain, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 99/82 | Average Draft Position: 66.18
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Astros OF George Springer turning the corner offensively?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer is batting just .163 (7 for 43) through 12 games, but he heads into Monday's game having hit safely in three of his last four games (3 for 13). Among those hits was his first home run on Saturday against the Angels.

On the docket for the upcoming week are three games at Seattle and three games at Oakland. He is batting .184 in his career against Oakland and .167 in his career against Seattle. He has no home runs and two RBI in 10 games against the A's, while he has four home runs and 10 RBI in 10 games against Seattle.

Springer has totaled three home runs and seven RBI in five games at Safeco Feild, while batting .308 (4 for 13) in three games at O.co Coliseum. 


George Springer dropped to third in Astros' order


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) After batting second for the first six games of the season, Astros right fielder George Springer was third in the lineup on Monday. 

Springer is hitting .174 with one RBI and 10 strikeouts in 23 at bats. 


George Springer bats second in Astros' season opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer is penciled in to bat second in Monday's season opener against the Indians. Cleveland is starting reigning AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber.

Springer did his best work as a rookie batting second, posting a .276 average, .395 on-base percentage, .582 slugging percentage, .977 OPS, one triple, four doubles, eight home runs and 23 RBI in 26 games batting second.


Astros' Springer OK with Marisnick starting in center field


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer has started 15 times in right field this spring and has yet to play an inning in center field. It appears the Astros are going to name Jake Marisnick the starter in center field, and that's fine with Springer, according to the Houston Chronicle.

“I’m going to go out there and I’m going to play the only way I know how," Springer said of starting in right field. “He obviously is extremely skilled. He’s extremely fast. I understand his range, he understands mine, and I think this spring has been good just because he’s so aggressive. I understand that and I’ m just going to let him run. He’s there when I need him to be and it’s the same way for him.”

Still, in the long run, Springer sees himself as a center fielder.

“I think I consider myself a center fielder playing right field, but I think anybody who has some speed considers that,” Springer said. “I’ve obviously had more repetitions there and kind of more game experience now (this spring). So it’s kind of one of those things where I can kind of also slow myself down more."


Astros expecting George Springer to run more in 2015


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer was a pretty effective basestealer in the minors, totaling 87 stolen bases in 287 games. He had at least 32 stolen bases in 2012 and 2013.

Unfortunately, as a rookie in 2014, Springer didn't get to show off his speed on the basepaths. While he was effective when he did steal a base, he had just five on seven attempts.

It appears, however, the Astros want Springer to be more aggressive on the basepaths in 2015, per the Houston Chronicle

"I think he can run a little bit more than he has in his first year in the big leagues," manager A.J. Hinch said. "I think his history will show that he can steal a few bases and be a good baserunner."


Astros' Hinch likes combo of Altuve-Springer atop lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch spoke Saturday about the benefits of having Jose Altuve lead off and George Springer bat second.

"I like that combo," Hinch said, per MLB.com. "Hitting after Altuve, a lot of times it's an RBI situation, even with him on first base or if he steals second or steals third. We need all of our spots to be very, very productive. The batting order, as fascinated as everybody is about it, it's one time through the order and then it's a little more random than people give credit.

"I think for [Springer] to hit in the first inning right behind Altuve, who does a pretty good job of getting on base, he's a real threat behind him to be put in a really good position. When the lineup rolls around with runners on base and the lineup flipping over, I'll take Altuve and Springer with RBI opportunities."


George Springer has two-homer day for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer hit his first two home runs of the spring on Friday. 

Springer went 2-for-3 with a solo shot off of Doug Fister in the third inning and another off of Sammy Solis in the fifth. 

"Oh man, was that great to see or what?" Astros manager A.J. Hinch said to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. "He's been working real hard trying to get his timing right. It was good swings, good barrel contact like we like. Not many people can do what he did."


Astros OF George Springer plans to work on 'everything' this spring


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) The Astros were active this offseason in reshaping their roster and added a few bats to the lineup that could provide more protection for players like Jose Altuve and George Springer. Some of the key offseason acquisitions include Evan Gattis, Jed Lowrie and Colby Rasmus.

"It's been exciting," Springer said, per MLB.com. "There's obviously some guys who have done some things. I've played against pretty much all of them. It's exciting to have them here.

"They're going to help the team. Those guys, obviously, can hit the ball out of the park on any swing. It's obviously going to be great to have them -- and obviously with Jose, he's always on base. Hopefully between [Chris] Carter, Gattis and everybody else, we'll hit them out of the ballpark this year."

A change for Springer this spring is that he won't have to compete for a spot in the starting lineup. He will be a key cog in Houston's lineup, so this spring he will be focused on refining "everything."

"There isn't one aspect of this game I can fully understand," he said. "It's one of those things you go into the offseason and you can improve upon the success and the failures."


Springer or Marisnick could start in center field for Astros


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2015) The trade of Dexter Fowler opens up a starting job in center field for the Astros. Jake Marisnick or George Springer will likely start in center field, with the other playing in right field. Alex Presley and Robbie Grossman could also be backup options in center field.

"It's something [manager] A.J. [Hinch] and the staff is going to have to work through," general manager Jeff Luhnow said, per MLB.com. "Marisnick is a natural center fielder, and it's possible he's our opening day center fielder. Who knows? I think it's nice having guys with versatility."


Astros OF George Springer fully recovered from quad strain


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said outfielder George Springer is fully healed and will have a normal offseason, according to the Houston Chronicle. Springer missed the end of the season after suffering a quadriceps strain in mid-July.

Astros shut down George Springer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer has been shut down for the remainder of the season, the team announced Tuesday.

Springer has been sidelined since mid-July due to a quad strain after suffering a setback during a minor-league rehab assignment in early August. The team will take precautions now in the hopes of having him available for a full season next year.


George Springer able to do some running


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer ran the bases Sunday for the first time since suffering a setback on a minor-league rehab assignment Aug. 6, according to the Houston Chronicle. He's been out since July 19 with a strained left quadriceps.

"Felt good. I felt good and we'll take it from there," Springer said. "See how I feel and we'll go from there."

With only two weeks to go in the regular season, Springer isn't ready to talk about shutting it down just yet.

"If that's a conversation takes place, I'll have it, and we'll make that decision when it's time," Springer said. "I obviously want to be out there and compete and play."


GM hopes George Springer can return this season


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer is trying to return this season, according to MLB.com.

Springer has been sidelined since July 19 due to a knee injury. He's attempting to work his way back, and has been able to take batting practice. General manager Jeff Luhnow said he was optimistic Springer would return. "I'm still hopeful and optimistic we'll get him back in games this month," Luhnow said. 


George Springer able to take batting practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer was able to take batting practice Tuesday, according to MLB.com. 

Springer has been sidelined since July 19 due to a quad injury. He's hoping to return to action in early September. Springer is hitting .231/.336/.468 over 295 at-bats. 


George Springer looking for early September return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer is looking to return in early September, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Springer has been out since July 19 due to a knee injury. General manager Jeff Luhnow said he was hopeful Springer would be activated during the team's upcoming series with the Angels. Los Angeles comes to Houston September 2. Springer is hitting .231/.336/.468 over 295 at-bats. 


George Springer takes batting practice


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer took batting practice Tuesday.

Springer has been attempting to come back from a knee issue. He was able to take batting practice and stretch on the field prior to Tuesday's game. It's unclear when the club expects him to return to action. He's been out since July 19 due to the injury.


George Springer shut down two weeks following setback


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer will be out another two weeks after suffering a setback on his rehab assignment, according to MLB.com.  

Springer will rest for two more weeks before he attempts to return to action, after an MRI showed more damage than expected. Springer was nearing a return to the majors before suffering a setback last week, and will now watch his absence stretch beyond the one-month mark. Springer has been out since July 19. 


GM: George Springer 'days' away from returning


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer is "days" away from returning to the starting lineup, general manager Jeff Luhnow told MLB.com on Monday.

Springer left his final rehab game Thursday due to discomfort in his left quad. He worked out prior to Monday's game against the Twins and will be re-evaluated shortly after. He has been sidelined since July 19 due to the issue. Springer hit .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats.


George Springer remains on DL


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer remained on the disabled list Sunday due to a quadriceps injury. Springer left his final rehab game Thursday due to discomfort in his left quad.

"I want to play," Springer said, per The Houston Chronicle. "It’s tough to just sit here, but your health is obviously important. I got to do what I can to get healthy and hopefully get out there."

Springer isn't sure if he will need another rehab assignment before returning.

"You have to go slow with something like this because it’s my leg," he said. "It’s all I have. I have to be smart about it."


Manager: George Springer could see time at DH


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) Bo Porter is open to using Astros rookie slugger George Springer as a designated hitter for a while upon his activation from the disabled list, the Houston Chronicle has reported.

Springer, who experienced a minor setback in his recovery from a quad injury, was evaluated again Friday and will likely not come off the DL this weekend.


George Springer expected to be re-evaluated Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Astros manager Bo Porter told reporters that outfielder George Springer 's setback was minor and that he'll be re-evaluated on Friday, MLB.com reports. Springer tweaked his quad running out a double during his rehab game Wednesday and is still feeling "a little sore" on Thursday.

Springer slashed .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats before landing on the disabled list on July 23.

George Springer pulled off assignment after setback Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer tweaked his quad running out a double during his rehab game Wednesday and will head back to Houston for further testing, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Springer was expected to return from the disabled list this week, but he'll be given a new timetable after doctors examine his latest injury. He has hit .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats.


George Springer reaches base twice in first rehab game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer (knee, quadriceps) began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday with Class A Quad Cities. Serving as a designated hitter, Springer struck out once, walked twice and stole a base in a rain-shortened game. He is scheduled to play two more games with Quad Cities before he makes his next step in his recovery.

George Springer set for rehab assignment Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer (knee, quadriceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Quad Cities Monday.

George Springer might be back Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer (knee, quadriceps) could be ready for activation off the disabled list as soon as Tuesday's game at Philadelphia, per The Houston Chronicle.

"He’s pretty much done everything except run the bases," manager Bo Porter said. "He’s live shagged, he’s hit batting practice, he went through all the plyometrics and running and agility stuff they’ve had him do in the outfield. Hopefully we get him back soon."