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4 George Springer RF
Height/Weight: 6-3/204 | Birthdate: 9/19/1989 | Birthplace: New Britain, CT | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 92/7 | Average Draft Position: 204.73
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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."


George Springer's return expected this week


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer is eligible to come off the disabled list Monday, and manager Bo Porter told the Houston Chronicle Saturday he expects him back shortly after.

Springer, who is recovering from a quad injury, has been able to work out on the field in recent days. Porter expects Spring to return from the DL at some point during the team's upcoming series against the Phillies, which begins Tuesday.  


George Springer takes batting practice Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer participated in batting practice on the field Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Springer is expected to increase his activities over the next few days. "He’s increased his activity every day," manager Bo Porter said. "I think yesterday he was able to throw and do a little shagging. He’s been hitting in the cage and he’s going to continue to hit and it seems like he’s progressing well."

Springer hasn't played since July 19 while dealing with a quad injury.


George Springer unable to do exercises yet


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer has yet to do exercises on his injured quad, according to the Houston Chronicle

Springer hasn't played since July 19 due to the issue, and hit the disabled list July 23. He is currently receiving treatment on the injury, but hasn't been able to do any exercises yet. Springer is hitting .231/.336/.468 over 295 at-bats. 


George Springer placed on DL with quad, knee issues


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) The Astros have placed rookie sensation George Springer on the disabled list with a right quad injury and knee soreness that had prevented him from playing since Saturday.

Springer had one hit in his last 13 at-bats, but it was a solo home run. He has 20 taters in 295 at-bats this year to go along with a stat line of .231/.336/.468. His 114 strikeouts have certainly been a concern.


George Springer remains out of lineup Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the A;s.

Springer hasn't played since Saturday due to right quad soreness as well as a knee issue, the latter of which he had checked out with an MRI. He has hit .231/.336/.468 with 20 home runs, 51 RBI and five stolen bases in 295 at-bats.


MRI comes back negative for George Springer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer told reporters he had an MRI on his knee, which did not reveal anything alarming enough to put him on the disabled list, according to the Houston Chronicle on Sunday.

Springer was held out of Sunday's series finale against the White Sox because of right quad soreness. He owns a .231/.336/.468 slash line with 51 RBI in 295 at-bats. His status remains uncertain Tuesday against Oakland.

Quad ailment has George Springer sidelined Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Astros slugger George Springer, who emerged from a mini-slump Saturday with a solo home run, is set to sit Sunday on the road against the White Sox. Robbie Grossman is to start in right field instead.

Springer has been saddled with right quad soreness, but Bo Porter has stated that he doesn't believe the issue will require a stint on the disabled list.


George Springer delivers 20th home run Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the White Sox Saturday.

Springer put his team on the board in the fourth inning with his 20th home run of the season. Though he's only 8 for 50 in July, he does have four home runs this month. Springer has hit .231/.336/.468 with 51 RBI in 295 at-bats.


George Springer 'a little sore'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Astros left fielder George Springer will serve as the designated hitter Sunday because he's "a little sore," manager Bo Porter told the Houston Chronicle. Chris Carter will take his spot in left.

Springer sat out Friday with knee soreness.


George Springer returns after missing Friday's game


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer's absence from the lineup lasted just one day, as he made his return from knee soreness Saturday against the Red Sox.

Springer sat out Friday's game with knee soreness, but is back in the No. 3 spot in the order Saturday. 


George Springer scratched Friday due to knee soreness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer was a late scratch Friday night against the Red Sox, because of right knee soreness, Comcast SportsNet Houston reports. Springer is dealing with soreness from a previous collision with the center field wall in Texas.

Springer is hitting .238 with 19 homers and 50 RBI in 282 at-bats. His status remains uncertain for Saturday's game against Boston.

George Springer hits another dinger


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer hit his 19th home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

In the seventh inning, Springer stepped to the plate against Jason Frasor. He worked a four-pitch at-bat. On the final pitch, Springer smashed a 93 mph fastball out to right center for the two-run shot. Springer also singled during the game. He finished 2 for 5, with one run scored and two RBI. 


George Springer knocks 18th home run Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer hit his 18th home run Tuesday against the Rangers.

Springer only had one hit during the game, but made it count. In the third inning, Springer stepped in against Phil Irwin. He worked a four-pitch at-bat, homering on an 89 mph fastball for the solo shot. Springer also walked earlier in the game. He finished 1 for 4, with two runs scored and two RBI.


George Springer slugs 16th home run Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Astros outfielder George Springer went 1 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in his team's 10-4 loss to the Mariners Monday.

Springer continues to build upon an excellent rookie season, and he owns a seven-game hitting streak that includes three home runs after Monday's blast. The outfielder owns a .245/.353/.482 line with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 245 at-bats.


George Springer goes yard in defeat of Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Astros rookie George Springer has four hits in his last six games. Three have been home runs.

The latest was slugged Thursday against Atlanta. Springer sent a solo job out in the seventh inning to cap a lopsided victory and increase his slugging percentage to a solid .474.