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George Springer (hamstring) subbed into Tuesday's game against the Indians and finished 0-for-1.

Springer was called into action in right field after Teoscar Hernandez suffered an ugly-looking knee injury on a collision with teammate Jose Altuve. Springer should return fully to the starting lineup on Wednesday after battling through some mild left hamstring tightness.
Apr 26 - 8:48 AM

Jose Altuve (head) said he expects to play Wednesday.

Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in an ugly outfield collision with Teoscar Hernandez, but he has already been cleared of a concussion. "Most likely -- I think we still have to wait until tomorrow, but I have a good chance to play tomorrow," the star second baseman told reporters late Tuesday.
Apr 25 - 10:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel went the distance Tuesday, holding the Indians to two runs in a 4-2 victory.

It's the first time this season that Keuchel has allowed more than one run in a start, but something tells us he'll be OK with this effort. Both runs he allowed came on solo homers from Austin Jackson and Michael Brantley, and he should have allowed a third to Jason Kipnis if not for Josh Reddick scaling the wall to pull it back. Keuchel, who threw 122 pitches Tuesday, will take a 1.22 ERA into this weekend's outing versus the A's. He's back in Cy Young form.
Apr 25 - 9:24 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said a concussion has been ruled out for Jose Altuve.

Altuve left Tuesday's game against the Indians after taking a blow to the head in a shallow-outfield collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez, but the star second baseman checked out fine and can be called day-to-day. Hernandez took the brunt of the hit, appearing to suffer a serious left knee injury.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM

Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI on Tuesday in Cleveland.

Aoki's double in the fifth knotted things up at 1-1. He also added a couple singles. Aoki has been a nice addition so far for the Astros, batting .364/.408/.477 in the early going.
Apr 25 - 9:18 PM

Teoscar Hernandez has been diagnosed with a bruised left knee.

But that's just the initial diagnosis, and Astros manager A.J. Hinch sounded concerned that it's something far more serious. Hernandez got tangled up with Jose Altuve as he raced in on a shallow fly ball in the eighth inning Tuesday and had to be carted off. He's likely headed for an MRI.
Apr 25 - 9:15 PM

Josh Reddick drove in three runs in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Reddick put the Astros ahead what turned out to be for good in the fifth inning with a two-RBI single and also plated another run with a single in the ninth. He also robbed Jason Kipnis of a home run by scaling the wall in center field in the fifth. Reddick is hitting .293/.306/.431 this month.
Apr 25 - 9:14 PM

Teoscar Hernandez left Tuesday's game against the Indians with an apparent leg injury.

Hernandez got tangled up with Jose Altuve while trying to track down a shallow fly ball in the eighth inning. He had to be carted off the field and is probably looking at an extended absence. This was the first major league game of 2017 for Hernandez, who just got the call from Triple-A Fresno. George Springer (hamstring) entered to play right field on Tuesday night in Cleveland.
Apr 25 - 8:31 PM

Jose Altuve was removed from Tuesday's game after a collision with teammate Teoscar Hernandez.

The two collided while trying to track down a fly ball off the bat of Indians catcher Yan Gomes in the bottom of the eighth inning. Hernandez took the brunt of it and had to be carted off the field with a serious-looking leg injury. Altuve was able to walk off under his own power, but it looked like he took a blow to the head. There should be status updates on both within the hour.
Apr 25 - 8:26 PM

Astros recalled OF Teoscar Hernandez from Triple-A Fresno.

Hernandez will give the Astros outfield depth while Jake Marisnick recovers from a concussion. The 24-year-old was sporting a .930 OPS with four home runs, 15 RBI, three stolen bases, and 12 runs scored through 16 games this season at Triple-A, but he probably won't be up long enough to produce meaningful fantasy value.
Apr 25 - 4:58 PM

Astros placed OF Jake Marisnick on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Marisnick took early batting practice and ran in the outfield ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Indians, but he apparently exhibited some post-concussion symptoms. He slammed hard into the outfield wall after making a catch on Sunday against the Rays.
Apr 25 - 4:34 PM

George Springer (hamstring) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Indians.

The hope was that Springer would only have to miss one game due to his left hamstring tightness, but he apparently needs at least another day. Josh Reddick is starting in center field Tuesday, with Nori Aoki in right and Carlos Beltran in left.

Jake Marisnick (head) took early batting practice and ran in the outfield on Tuesday.

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com notes that Astros manager A.J. Hinch watched during Marisnick's batting practice session. The outfielder left Sunday's game with concussion-like symptoms and could still be a possibility for the disabled list.
Apr 25 - 2:02 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on SiriusXM that Jake Marisnick is going through concussion protocol.

Marisnick left Sunday's game with concussion symptoms after colliding into the outfield wall while making a catch. According to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle, Teoscar Hernandez would be added to the active roster if Marisnick is headed to the DL.
Apr 25 - 12:39 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said during an appearance on SportsTalk 790 that he's still hopeful to have George Springer (hamstring) back in the lineup Tuesday night.

Springer sat out Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with left hamstring tightness. The hope is that he'll feel good enough to play Tuesday, but it's possible the Astros will play things safe and wait until Wednesday.
Apr 25 - 10:04 AM


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