Houston Astros' catcher Carlos Corporan, who sustained a concussion when hit in the face mask on August 19, is progressing from his concussion and could return in the near future.
As reported by Brian McTaggert of MLB.com, Corporan is one of two Astros' catchers on the 7-day disabled list for concussions. Although he is increasing his daily activity, Corporan will need to pass a baseline test and possibly get a few at-bats in some Minor League games. Manager Bo Porter realizes that starter Jason Castro has had a heavy workload and may want to give him some extra days off upon the return of Corporan.
"As much as we've been able to take care of Castro this year, this last
month we need to make sure we can continue that same pattern and keep
him fresh and keep him finishing throughout the course of the year,"
With rosters expanded this month, the Astros could well have a third and possibly a fourth catcher soon, which would enable Porter to rest Castro and ease Corporan back into the lineup.
Corporan has played in 50 games this season and is batting .245 with 7 home runs and 17 rbi's. He played in a career high 52 games in 2011 and batted .188 with 11 rbi's. In 130 Major League games, Corporan is batting .229 with 11 home runs and 41 rbi's.