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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%: 99/89 | Average Draft Position: 66.34
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Astros' George Springer hits go-ahead homer in win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) 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
(5/13/2015) 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.


Astros activate Springer, Oberholtzer; option Chapman, Grossman


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Astros announced several roster moves following Tuesday's loss to San Francisco. The club optioned reliever Kevin Chapman and outfielder Robbie Grossman down to Triple-A. Starter Brett Oberholtzer and outfielder George Springer was activated from the disabled list. Springer's transaction won't become official until Wednesday, per the team's official website.

Astros expect George Springer back on Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) The Astros expect outfielder George Springer to return to the starting lineup Wednesday against San Francisco, according to MLB.com.

Springer, who is on the disabled list after suffering a concussion when he crashed into the outfield wall on May 5, served as a designated hitter for Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday. Wednesday will be his first day eligible to return from the DL.


Astros' OF Springer (concussion) to play for Double-A on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/12/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer will play for Double-A Corpus Christi Tuesday as he is working his way back from a concussion he sustained when he crashed into the right field wall while making a catch on May 5.

Springer will be the designated hitter and bat second for the Hooks on Tuesday If all goes well, he could rejoin the Astros' lineup on Wednesday against the Giants, according to MLB.com.


Astros OF George Springer could play in rehab game Tuesday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said it's possible that outfielder George Springer plays in a rehab game Tuesday, according to MLB.com. 

Springer has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list since last week. He's eligible to return on Wednesday. Springer was scheduled to participate in a Monday workout at Minute Maid Park as well. 


Astros OF George Springer to increase activity on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer is scheduled to work out on Monday at Minute Maid Park, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Springer, who is currently on the 7-day DL with a concussion, is eligible to come off the list on Wednesday.

"George is going to increase his activity, but for the most part there won't be anybody doing too much (at Minute Maid Park on Monday)," manager A.J. Hinch said. "More than anything, I think he brings a different element to our lineup regardless of whether he's swinging the bat well or not. We miss his dancing in the dugout. His personality is infectious. We've missed him and we're anxious to get him back once he's healthy."


Astros' A.J. Hinch: George Springer (concussion) making progress


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch said outfielder George Springer is progessing with his recovery from a concussion, according to MLB.com

"He's doing well," Hinch said. "He's going through the protocol and is seeing our doctors and increasing some physical activity and going along with the protocol and is being evaluated every day."

Springer was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list last Wednesday and is eligible to return this Wednesday. However, it hasn't been determined when he'll be cleared to play again. 


Astros OF George Springer heads to 7-day DL


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) The Astros have placed outfielder George Springer on the 7-day concussion disabled list, the team announced Wednesday night. 

Springer crashed into the wall in the outfield while making a catch on Tuesday. He was evaluated for a concussion, with Robbie Grossman starting in his place. 

To replace Springer on the roster, the Astros are planning to call up Preston Tucker from Triple-A Fresno.

Tucker is hitting .320 in the minors and has hit 10 home runs and 32 RBI in 25 games played. 


Astros RF George Springer (head) not in lineup Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) As expected, Astros right fielder George Springer was not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Springer was removed from Tuesday's contest after crashing into the right-field wall making a catch. 

He has been evaluated for a concussion, but no official diagonsis has been announced as of yet. Robbie Grossman started in right field for manager A.J. Hinch on Wednesday. 


Astros' Hinch says Springer felt 'like he'd been in a car wreck'


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/6/2015) After crashing into the right-field wall and leaving the game early on Tuesday, Astros right fielder George Springer will not be in the lineup on Wednesday, manager A.J. Hinch told MLB Network Radio. 

Springer underwent tests for a concussion after leaving in the seventh inning. Hinch said they would get the test results back today. A replacement for Springer in Wednesday's lineup has not yet been announced. 


Astros' Springer getting tested for concussion after wall-crashing catch


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Astros right fielder George Springer banged his head on the outfield wall while making another phenomenal catch during Tuesday's 7-1 defeat to Texas. The wall-crashing catch occurred in the seventh inning, and was removed for Jonathan Villar to star the eighth inning.

He finished 0 for 3 with a strikeout, and will be evaluated for a concussion, according to the team'f official website.

"That was a scary play. He’s pretty banged up…evaluated for concussion and see how his body feels overnight," manager A.J. Hinch said following the game.


Astros RF George Springer hits fourth home run of the season


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/2/2015) Right fielder George Springer played hero for the Astros on Friday night, hitting a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning, helping to secure the team's 12th win in their last 13 games. 

Springer's home run, his fourth of the season and second in four games, gave the Astros a much-needed insurance run, as the Mariners put up two runs in the top of the ninth. Houston was able to hang on for the 4-3 victory. 

Springer is starting to come alive at the plate recently. Over his last 10 games, he is hitting .244 with three home runs, nine RBI and five stolen bases. 


Astros RF George Springer tallies five RBI in lopsided victory


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/29/2015) Right fielder George Springer went 2 for 5 with a homer and five RBI in the Astros' big win over the Padres on Tuesday.

Springer entered the game with six RBI in 19 games.

Astros OF George Springer swipes three bases Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer didn't have a hit or RBI on Monday against the Padres. However, he still found a way to make an impact in a 9-4 win.

Springer drew three walks Monday and had a career-high three stolen bases. He had never had more than one stolen base in a game prior to Monday. He also finished with two runs and two strikeouts.

Springer, who is 7 of 8 in stolen-base attempts this season, is batting .235 (8 for 34) with a .500 slugging percentage, .872 OPS, two home runs, three doubles, four RBI, eight runs, eight walks, 12 strikeouts and five stolen bases in his last nine games.


Astros outfielder George Springer working on body control at the plate


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Astros outfielder George Springer has spent the past few days in the batting cage, trying to work on the mechanics of his swing, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"These last six or seven days, I've been trying to be a slow as I can and decrease the effort, but still have the same swing," Springer said over the weekend. "You just got to stick with that and you know, carry over into the game."

Springer is hitting just .188 with two home runs in 69 at-bats this season, but is batting .231 on 26 at-bats on Houston's current road trip. Manager A.J. Hinch thinks it's just a matter of time. 

"George is coming around," Hinch said. 'He's very hard on himself, and that's not always a bad thing. I think players need to hold themselves pretty accountable, be tough on themselves. But for him to get timely hits (Friday) and begin the one rally with the double, and then come through with the tack-on run (in the 11th inning Friday) that proved to be very important is a good sign.

"George works on controlling his aggression. With George, it's in overdrive sometimes, and he's been trying to control the pace of his swing, and understand he doesn't have to over-swing to do damage. He can do enough damage just at 80, 85, 90 percent."


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."