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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%: 95/5 | Average Draft Position: 66.59
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Astros' George Springer to begin rehab assignment Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer will begin a rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A, reports the Houston Chronicle. Springer has not played since July 1 after fracturing his wrist.

Astros' Hinch: George Springer to take batting practice Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said outfielder George Springer will take batting practice with the team on Friday in Minnesota. Springer has been out of action since suffering a fractured wrist on July 1.

Springer has been limited to dry swings up until this point. If all goes well, Springer could begin a rehab assignment over the weekend, according to MLB.com.


Astros' George Springer plays catch, ready to swing


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer played catch on Tuesday, per MLB.com. Springer is making progress in his return from a fractured right wrist that landed him on the DL on July 1.

Springer's strength and range of motion are both good, and he'll begin swinging heavier bats later in the week.


Astros' George Springer cleared for baseball activities


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer got the green light to start participating in baseball activities on Friday morning, per the Houston Chronicle

Springer has been out since July 1 with a fractured right wrist.

"I didn't really know what to do, to be honest with you," Springer said. "I prepared myself for no and yes. I got told yes and it was just kind of a relief. It's obviously been hard these last six weeks to not be able to play out there with these guys. I'm almost there."

Springer still can't take batting practice. "There's a bunch of stuff I have to do first and a bunch of tests I have to pass," he said. "We'll obviously take it one slow day at a time."


Astros RF George Springer to have injured wrist examined again


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/29/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer will have his injured right wrist examined again within the next two weeks, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Springer, though, is staying active by participating in cardio work, which includes tossing balls to coaches who hit ground balls during batting practice.

“Chasing down some fly balls, doing anything he can to avoid being stir crazy,” manager A.J. Hinch said. “He’s not doing anything really with his right hand.”


Astros' Springer optimistic he's 4 weeks away from baseball activities


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/17/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer had his two-week exam on his fractured right wrist Thursday, according to the Houston Chronicle. Springer remains optimistic he will be able to resume baseball activities in four weeks, when he is due again for his next checkup.

Astros place George Springer on DL with fractured wrist


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) A wrist fracture caused the Astros to place outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, the team announced.

Springer suffered the injury when he was hit on the wrist by a pitch from Edison Volquez during Wednesday's game.

He is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks, reports the Houston Chronicle. He will first be reevaluated in two weeks and then again in six weeks.

"It's possible at the six-week mark he'll be healed enough to get back to playing baseball," general manager Jeff Luhnow said

Springer is hitting .264 with 13 home runs and 29 RBI in 75 games this season. The Astros called up Alex Presley to replace Springer on the roster.


Astros OF George Springer (wrist) could end up on DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said outfielder George Springer is expected to head to the disabled list with a wrist injury, according to MLB.com

Springer took a pitch from Edison Volquez off of his wrist and was forced to exit Wednesday's game. The injury is of concern as it appears Springer will miss some extended time. 


Astros' George Springer hits 13th home run of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer connected on his 13th home run of the season during Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Royals.

Springer hit the two-run shot off Danny Duffy in the third inning. It was his only hit in three at-bats during the game. He also walked once and scored two runs.

Prior to Tuesday's performance, Springer was hitting .071 with one RBI in his last eight games.


Colby Rasmus scratched from Astros' lineup with skin infection


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2015) Astros center fielder Colby Rasmus was a late scratch from the starting lineup with a skin infection, the team announced on Saturday.

George Springer moves over from right field to replace Rasmus. Domingo Santana enters the lineup in right field. 


Astros give OF George Springer day off to rest Wednesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer was not in the lineup for Wednesday's game at the Los Angeles Angels in order to rest, the team announced.

It was his first day off since May 12. Springer is hitting .411 with four home runs and seven RBI in his last 13 games.

The Astros are the favorites (-100) at Los Angeles on Wednesday.


Astros' George Springer collects three hits in Sunday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer went 3 for 5 at the plate to help lead the team to a 6-2 win over the Mariners on Sunday.

Springer's biggest hit came in the ninth inning when he hit a solo home run off Vidal Nuno. It was his 12th home run this season. He finished the game with two runs scored and one RBI.

Springer is now on a 14-game hitting streak and he is 27 for 59 with four home runs and seven RBI over that time.

"I understand that the object is to get to first base and I think that's helped slow me down," he said, per MLB.com. "Instead of me trying to hit a home run every single time, you know, I just understand that if I just take a nice, easy, controlled swing and get to first base for whoever's up behind me, our offense can go."


Astros' George Springer pushes hit streak to 13 games Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer had one hit in four at-bats on Saturday, extending his hitting streak to 13 games. The youngster has 24 hits over 54 at-bats during the streak, including three home runs.

Astros' George Springer homers to extend hitting streak


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2015) Astros center fielder George Springer hit a solo home run in the first inning of Friday's loss to Seattle. 

Springer went 1 for 3 and went deep for the first time since June 15. He extended his hitting streak to 12 games. 

Springer is hitting .460 with 1.211 OPS over the streak. 


Astros RF George Springer posts three-hit night on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/18/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer had a nice night at the plate, going 3 for 5 with an RBI and a run scored in the 8-4 win over the Rockies on Wednesday.

It was his seventh multi-hit effort in 16 games this month, as he's brought his season average up from .224 to .274 during that stretch.


Astros RF George Springer pushes hit streak up to nine games


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer extended his hitting streak to nine games with a 1-for-5 effort on Tuesday. Springer singled and scored in the 8-5 win over the Rockies.

Spring is hitting .459 (17 for 37) with two home runs, four RBI and eight runs scored during the nine-game streak. 


Astros OF George Springer goes yard twice in win vs. Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer blasted two home runs in Monday night's 6-3 win over the Rockies. 

Springer's first homer came in the second inning and was hit off of Chad Bettis. His second homer came in the seventh inning off of LaTroy Hawkins. Both home runs were solo shots. This is Springer's first multi-homer game of the season. 

Springer finished the day 3 for 4 and scored three runs while totaling two RBI. He now has a slash line of .269/.373/.472 for the year. 


Astros shuffle lineup before facing Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Astros will put a shuffled lineup up against the Mariners on Saturday, the team announced.

Right fielder George Springer will return to the leadoff role after teammate Jose Altuve, who hit leadoff in Friday's game, hurt his hamstring. Rookie shortstop Carlos Correa will bat second, despite not hitting any higher than fifth in the lineup since being called up to the majors.

Jake Marisnik will make his first start in left field, giving Preston Tucker a day off. He will bat sixth in the lineup.

First baseman Chris Carter, who hit a home run out of the ninth spot on Friday, will bat in the cleanup spot on Saturday.

Marwin Gonzalez will fill Altuve's void at second base and bat eighth.


Astros RF George Springer goes perfect 5 for 5 in loss


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer was perfect in his team's 4-1 loss to the White Sox on Wednesday.

Springer went 5 for 5 with five singles, becoming the first Astros player since Craig Biggio in 2001 to accomplish that feat.

Springer raised his batting average to .253 with the outstanding performance.


George Springer steals twelfth of year for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer went 2 for 4 in Friday's loss to Toronto. 

Springer had one third of the Astros' hits in the game and was the only Houston player with multiple hits. He also stole his twelfth base of the season. 


Astros manager looking to rest George Springer, Chris Carter


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/5/2015) With the Astros about to embark on a six-game road-trip that begins Friday, manager A.J. Hinch indicated that he will look to get some of his regulars a day off in the coming days.

"Giving some of our everyday players a rest here sometimes by the end of the road trip," Hinch said, per the Houston Chronicle. "We have 20 games in 20 days after this off-day next Thursday. A lot of it is against our division, so I want to keep guys feeling fresh."

Hinch specifies that right fielder George Springer and first baseman Chris Carter are likely to get a rest.

"That might mean Springer or Carter, some guys that haven’t had days off. They might get a rest day here or there. We’ll see how it goes," said Hinch.

The team is in the midst of 13 straight games without an off-day. Carter hasn't had a day off since May 2, and Springer has started all 23 games since returning from a stint on the 7-day DL due to a concussion. 


Astros' George Springer swats eighth homer Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer went 2 for 3 with a solo home run in his team's 3-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday.

Springer's homer came in the sixth inning and was the last of three solo homers for the Astros on the day. He has hit .231/.351/.428 with eight home runs, 19 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 173 at-bats.


Astros' George Springer steps up in May


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer went 1 for 4 in his team's 6-0 loss to the White Sox on Sunday to close May with a .247/.396/.468 line in 77 at-bats during the month.

Springer hit just .200/.300/.365 in 85 at-bats in April but started to turn things up last month, climbing to a .796 OPS on May 26 but going 2 for 15 over his last four games. Put it all together and he owns a .222/.347/.414 line with seven home runs, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 162 at-bats heading into June.


Astros' George Springer homers, collects three hits Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer went 3 for 5 with a solo home run in his team's 4-3 loss to the Orioles.

Springer put his team on the board with his third-inning homer, and the Astros were able to take the lead in the fifth but couldn't hold it over the remainder of the game. Springer has delivered four multihit efforts in his last six games to boost his line to .224/.347/.434 with seven home runs, 17 RBI and 11 stolen bases in 143 at-bats.


2B Jose Altuve returns to Astros lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) 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.