Dexter Fowler (intercostal) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Saturday.
Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will resume baseball activities early next week.
Astros placed OF Dexter Fowler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 27, with a right intercostal strain.
Astros manager Bo Porter said that Monday was the first time that Dexter Fowler (back) was able to move around the field during batting practice and swing a bat.
Dexter Fowler was scratched from the Astros starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Tigers due to back stiffness.
Dexter Fowler led off the game with a home run and finished 2-for-5 in Sunday's loss to the Rays.
Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored in a loss to the Rays on Sunday.
Dexter Fowler went 2-for-5 with a home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Twins.
Dexter Fowler went 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Angels.
Dexter Fowler reached all five times he was up and scored the winning run on Matt Dominguez's hit in the bottom of the ninth as the Astros topped the Rangers 5-4 on Wednesday.
Dexter Fowler went 1-for-5 with two steals and a run scored on Monday against the Mariners.
Dexter Fowler continued to slump on Thursday, going 0-for-4 with three strikeouts against the Royals.
Dexter Fowler went hitless for his third straight game Sunday, going 0-for-4 in a loss to the Rangers.
Dexter Fowler is back in the Astros' lineup Wednesday.