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Houston's Springer won't play again this season

HOUSTON (AP) Houston rookie George Springer, who has been out since July 20 with a left quadriceps injury, won't play again this season. There was some hope that Springer might return for the last few games of the season, but interim manager Tom Lawless said on Tuesday that they decided to shut him down. Lawless says that team officials and Springer came to the decision together...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

George Springer Suffers Injury Setback, Out Two More Weeks

The Houston Astros have done all they can to try and excite their fans over the past few years. They moved to the American League, changed their uniforms back to a more retro look and called up their top prospects in a “we’ve got nothing to lose” approach. One of those top prospects, rookie outfielder George Springer, can’t shake the injury bug. Springer suffers setback,...
Via Sportsnaut
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Dexter Fowler, Alex Presley

George Springer's return from the DL will be put on hold for at least a short while as the Houston Astros outfielder suffered a setback during his rehab game at Class A Quad Cities. MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that Springer left his second outing early after aggravating his injured quad, but had better news about Dexter Fowler and Alex Presley, who should be starting...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer starts rehab

The Houston Astros defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday by the score of 6-1. The win improved the Astros to 47-65, fourth in the American League West. Although 28th in the Major Leagues in ERA, the Astros in runs scored and improved over last year's team that won only 51 games. One reason for the improvement is the emergence of rookie George Springer, who should return soon...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Matt Albers, Josh Zeid

The Houston Astros (43-64) have been struggling all season with various injuries and their luck does not look like it will be getting better anytime soon.  Rookie outfielder George Springer took batting practice for the first time on Tuesday, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  Pitchers Matt Albers and Josh Zeid will continue to be on the disabled list indefinitely, but...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer placed on DL

The Houston Astros announced Tuesday evening that they have placed rookie outfielder George Springer on the 15-day disabled list with a left quad strain. The move is retroactive to July 20. They have called up infielder Marc Krauss from Triple-A Oklahoma City to take Springer's roster spot.The #Astros have placed OF George Springer on the 15-day DL with a left quad strain....
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ Failure to Sign No.1 Draft Pick Shows Team Still Hasn’t Turned Corner

The most famous line in the great film, Apollo 13, can also be used to describe the Astros as of late. But Houston doesn’t just have a single problem, they have many. Nine years removed from their lone World Series appearance, this team remains entrenched in its culture of failure. They went from 106 losses in 2011, to 107 in 2012 and ultimately reaching the high (or low) water...
Via The Sports Daily
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer, Jesus Guzman

Houston Astros rookie sensation George Springer was held out of Sunday's lineup as a result of both knee and quad soreness in his right leg. The news was tweeted by Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle, who also noted that manager Bo Porter doesn't think the DL will be necessary for Springer:Springer out with right knee, right quad soreness. Porter doesn't think it...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Is George Springer Morphing Into Beltranwell?

I admit it; I booed Carlos Beltran every time he showed up at the JuiceBox after jilting Houston for the New York Mets so many years ago.  It wasn’t just that he doody-hosed us but he doody-hosed us for the Mets.  I despise the NY Mets and desperately wanted Beltran’s five tool clinic he put on for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 playoffs to continue in the 2005 regular...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros Injury Update: George Springer scratched Friday night

Houston Astros star rookie right fielder George Springer was a late scratch before Friday night's game with the Boston Red Sox due to discomfort in his right knee. L.J. Hoes started in right field and batted ninth for the Astros.Official word: Springer scratched due to discomfort in his right knee and is considered day-to-day. #Astros— Houston Astros (@astros) July 12, 2014The...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

George Springer Slams Into Wall To Make Incredible Leaping Catch (Video)

Houston Astros rookie George Springer added another highlight to his already packed 2014 reel. Springer, who has 19 home runs and 50 RBI’s in his first 74 games in the majors, showed Wednesday night that he’s not just an offensive threat. The 24-year-old UConn product made a leaping catch while crashing into the wall during the bottom of the third inning against the Texas Rangers...
Via NESN.com
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: George Springer couldn't even see the ball as he slammed into the wall, robbing Alex Rios

A blind George Springer slams into the center-field wall to steal a hit from Texas Ranger Alex Rios.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros rookie George Springer makes catch full speed into wall

Houston Astros rookie George Springer, whose call up signified the turning of a corner for the Astros from punching bag, to team with punch, continues to make highlight reel plays.  It could be a tape measure home run, or amazing catches in the outfield.  Today was the latter, as Springer ran full speed to the deep centerfield gap to run down what appeared to be a sure extra base...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Altuve should be an All-Star

Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros is currently fourth amongst American League second basemen in All-Star voting.  He trails Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, Ian Kinsler of the Detroit Tigers and votes leader Robinson Cano of the Seattle Mariners.  This is one of the downsides of fan voting.  The 5-foot-6 Venezuelan is the current Major League Baseball hits leader, having...
Via Sports-Glory
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

George Springer hits longest home run by Astro to left at Minute Maid Park (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. George Springer has been crushing the ball for the Astros since being called up by the team in mid-April, and he’s already making his mark as a premier power hitter in the game. Springer unloaded on a 2-0 fastball from Taijuan Walker Monday for a 2-run home run in […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

So How Long Till the Houston Astros Trade George Springer for Prospects?

Astros outfielder George Springer is having a good rookie campaign so far which has to be making some fans wonder when he is going to be traded.via Fangraph.comBeing a fan of the Houston Astros has been tough the last few years. For the last three seasons the team has redefined what losing is by dropping at least 100 games each season. If that wasn’t bad enough, fans have been...
Via FatManWriting
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Springer’s Out Of Season

Sell George Springer? Are you mad, man? You're not Joan, that's for sure. You could be Bertram Cooper, because you are dead to me. I know, it's blasphemy of the highest order. Springer, for Chris Cooper in Lone Star's sake, is on the cover of Sports Illustrated! Of course, that's assuming anyone actually sees a cover of anything. Are there magazines anymore...
Via Razzball
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Wait, The Astros made the Sports Illustrated Cover?

I love the tagline – and I’m sure George Springer’s time in the sun on this blog will come soon enough (and he can’t wait). I guess it’s time to stop hating the Astros. They’re not in the National League anymore. We can leave hating the Astros in our childhood. They’re going to be some kind of fun in a short time. Good for them. ht: Sports Illustrated
Via Diamond Hoggers
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros’ George Springer on SI Cover: “2017 World Series Champs”

Houston Astros’ outfielder George Springer is one of the many future (and current) bright spots of the organization. In his 59 games this season Springer has hit .240 with 14 home runs with 39 RBIs and a .342 on-base percentage. Springer, among others are the future of Houston’s success, so Sports Illustrated has bought into […]
Via Full Scale Sports
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: George Springer hits bomb at the Trop

That moment off the bat that your realize that no park outside of Yosemite will contain this hit.  That was Houston Astros rookie slugger George Springer teeing off on Tampa Bay Rays David Price for a 2-run home run, that proved to be the dealbreaker in the Astros 3-1 victory.  Check it out (via MLB.com): Your browser does not support iframes.  - David Whitlock Related Articles...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Astros' Springer and Villar show off dugout dance routine (VIDEO)

George Springer and Jonathan Villar showed off their moves with a choreographed dance in the dugout Thursday night.This pair's impressive hip and shoulder shakes might make them the best dugout dancers in baseball.Could this be Houston's version of Dancing With The Lone Stars?Your browser does not support iframes.
Via The Other Paper
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: George Springer and Jonathan Villar Get Their Grove on in the Dugout

The Houston Astros are still not very good, but some of the team's young talent is really starting to show some promise. So while they still aren't very good they have played some good ball at times this season and are on track to not lose 100+ games this season!So is that reason enough to dance? via Cut4Yes. Yes it is. Loading...
Via FatManWriting
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending June 18th

This week, we’ve got double plays, game-savers, and some history that was saved. June 12th, Diamondbacks vs Astros – George Springer can fly. Not once, but twice. Springer’s defense has been much better than I expected. I think the best part of the way he’s played in the field this season is how quickly he gets into a position to throw after laying out. June 14th, Angels...
Via The Outside Corner
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Rays at Houston Astros game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. The Houston Astros were the laughingstock of baseball with the worst record each of the previous three years. With Houston showing major improvement, the Tampa Bay Rays look to be headed for that distinction this season. Franchises seemingly headed in opposite directions meet Friday night in the opener of a three-game set...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Astros rookie Springer makes two amazing catches

Definition of 5-tool player.  Hit, Hit with power, run, throw, and catch.  The last of those five were on prime display for the May American League Rookie of the Month as he made two highlight reel diving catches. Check out the first rob of  a single to center field (courtesy of MLB.com) Your browser does not support iframes.  Then Springer kept the game tied at a critical juncture...
Via Reading Between The Seams
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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