Found April 24, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
Houston Astros center fielder Justin Maxwell was hit in the
left hand during last night’s contest against the Seattle Mariners. While a run
scored following the HBP, the pitch also fractured the fifth metacarpal on
Maxwell’s hand, according to Brian T. Smith of The Houston Chronicle.
Maxwell was disappointed by the injury, but he told
reporters that he expects to be back on the field soon enough.
“It’s definitely – a play on words – a bad break. But we
definitely got the team the win and I’m thankful for that,” said Maxwell,
who’ll see a hand specialist Wednesday for further evaluation. “I trust in
God’s plan and I’m not worried. I think I’ll be back on the field soon enough.”
The Astros wasted no time placing Maxwell on the disabled
list. Houston called up outfielder Robbie Grossman to take the 29-year-old’s
At this point, manager Bo Porter said he’s unsure who will
fill the role of Houston’s everyday center fielder. Brandon Barnes and veteran
Rick Ankiel are both options on the team’s current roster.
Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
BEST OF MAXIM
MLB News: The Houston Astros recalled outfielder Robbie Grossman on Wednesday from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He replaces Justin Maxwell who is on the disabled list with an injured hand.
Fantasy Ramifications: Grossman has no fantasy value in full-league formats. While he can have some in AL only leagues, it isn’t enough to warrant dropping someone with promise. Keep Grossman on...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer When Houston's Marwin Gonzalez broke up Yu Darvish's perfect game with two outs in the ninth inning April 2, the first question many asked was: Who is Marwin Gonzalez?
Three weeks later, Gonzalez is showing he's no one-hit wonder. The shortstop - who bats ninth - entered Thursday hitting...
Chris Carter, Ronny Cedeno and Brandon Laird homered, Lucas Harrell pitched seven innings, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 10-3 on Wednesday.
The Astros took two of three in the series, and four of their seven wins this season have come against the Mariners, their new AL West foe. Seattle and Miami are the only teams without a series win this season.
Marwin Gonzalez homered, Bud Norris rebounded from a tough start last time out and the Houston Astros snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
The game was tied at 1 when Gonzalez launched his homer about 10 rows into the stands in right field to start Houston's third. Gonzalez, who bats ninth, hit just four home runs in...
Series Preview: Houston Astros (7-14) vs. Boston Red Sox (14-7) After splitting the first six games of the homestand against the Royals and Athletics, the AL-best (14-7) Red Sox take will on the AL-worst (7-14) Houston Astros for four games this weekend before heading back out on the road. Houston, who has the worst record in the American League, heads to Fenway after winning...
Game 3 Mariners vs. Astros Preview
Time for the series clincher! The biggest matchup thus far this season. The turning point! Have I built it up enough?
Half of the Houstons victories have come against Seattle. The Astros look to beat the visiting Mariners for the fourth time this season when the teams conclude a three-game series on Wednesday.
Mariners LH Joe Saunders...
8 a.m. ET: The Red Sox responded to a good old-fashioned beatdown by bouncing back and grinding out a 6-5 win over the Athletics on Wednesday. Now, the Sox’ focus turns to the Astros, who arrive at Fenway Park on Thursday for the start of a four-game set.
Houston, in its first year in the American League West, figures to have a difficult season ahead. The Astros are a very young...
First Pitch: Thursday 6:35, Friday 7:10, Saturday 7:10, Sunday 1:35
Arms: Thursday: Philip Humber, RHP (0-4, 6.63 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-0, 0.90 ERA)
Friday: Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 6.17 ERA) vs. Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-2, 3.38 ERA)
Saturday: Brad Peacock, RHP (1-2, 7.50 ERA) vs. Felix Doubront, LHP (2-0, 4.32 ERA)
Sunday: Bud Norris, RHP (3-2, 4.13 ERA) vs. John...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Thursday, April 25 @ 6:35 PM
Philip Humber, RHP (0-4, 6.63) vs Clay Buchholz, RHP (4-0, 0.90)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Friday, April 26 @ 7:10 PM
Erik Bedard, LHP (0-1, 6.17) vs Ryan Dempster, RHP (0-2, 3.38)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday...