Player News - Astros

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Josh Reddick went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI as the Astros fell to the Nationals on Tuesday.

Reddick opened the scoring in the game with an RBI single that plated George Springer in the first inning. He added another RBI knock in the third that briefly put the Astros ahead 3-2. Reddick has been a tremendous addition to the lineup this year, slashing .298/.345/.472 with 12 homers, 61 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Aug 23 - 1:15 AM

Charlie Morton was saddled with his sixth loss of the season on Tuesday, giving up four runs on five hits over six innings against the Nationals.

The veteran right-hander struck out six and walked one on the night. The Nationals struck for two runs on a Howie Kendrick triple in the third inning then added a two-run blast from Matt Wieters in the fourth that stood as the difference in the game. Morton will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Sunday.
Aug 23 - 1:13 AM

Carlos Correa (thumb) is on track to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Correa took on-field batting practice Tuesday without issue and he'll go through a full pregame workout on Wednesday before likely meeting up with the Astros' Double-A team the following day. The young shortstop expects to be ready to return to Houston's active roster after 20-30 at-bats in the minors. He's been on the disabled list since mid-July because of a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Aug 22 - 8:58 PM

Will Harris (shoulder) worked a 1-2-3 inning in his rehab debut Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Harris needed just seven pitches to get through the scoreless, hitless frame. The 32-year-old right-hander will probably make one or two more appearances in the minors before returning to the Astros' bullpen. He boasts a 2.86 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 39/5 K/BB ratio in 34 2/3 innings this season at the major league level.
Aug 22 - 8:26 PM

Carlos Correa (thumb) took on-field batting practice on Tuesday.

Correa could soon be cleared for a rehab assignment and he told reporters before Tuesday's workout that he will probably need 20-30 minor league at-bats before returning to the Astros' active roster. The star shortstop remains on track for activation in early September. He's been out since mid-July with a torn ligament in his left thumb.
Aug 22 - 6:58 PM

Lance McCullers (back) threw another bullpen session on Tuesday.

That could be the final step before he is cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. McCullers made it through a three-inning simulated game on Sunday, firing off 45 pitches without experiencing any discomfort in his back. He's on track to return to the Astros' rotation around early September.
Aug 22 - 5:45 PM

Michael Feliz (shoulder) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Teammates Evan Gattis, Tony Sipp, and Will Harris are also set to begin rehab assignments on Tuesday. Feliz has been out since the start of August with right shoulder discomfort, but he appears to be on track for a return around the start of September.
Aug 22 - 1:24 PM

Tony Sipp (calf) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Sipp has been out all month with left calf soreness. The southpaw shouldn't need much work before rejoining the Astros' bullpen.
Aug 22 - 1:20 PM

Marwin Gonzalez hit his 21st home run of the season on Sunday afternoon against the A's.

It was a solo blast in the bottom of the seventh inning against A's starter Jharel Cotton, but the Astros were held off the board from there in the eventual 3-2 loss. Gonzalez has an excellent .307/.382/.554 batting line through 103 games this season with first-place Houston.
Aug 20 - 5:43 PM

Brad Peacock took a loss Sunday after allowing three runs -- one earned -- over 5 1/3 innings against the A's.

Peacock struck out eight, but he also issued two walks and surrendered seven hits as he fell to 10-2 on the season. Marwin Gonzalez and Alex Bregman both committed errors behind him in the A's two-run top of the first inning. Peacock will carry a 3.21 ERA into his next start on the road against the Angels.
Aug 20 - 5:41 PM

Brian McCann (knee) is "almost a certainty" to be activated from the disabled list Thursday, according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

It's the first day the catcher is eligible to be activated. Evan Gattis (concussion) looks to be in line for a return by the end of the week, as well, so the Astros should have their top two catchers back in the fold soon.
Aug 20 - 12:59 PM

Lance McCullers (back) threw a three-inning, 45-pitch simulated game Sunday.

McCullers could be cleared to begin a rehab assignment this week. The Astros have yet to decide how many rehab starts the right-hander will require, but it will be at least a couple. McCullers has been on the shelf since late July with a back injury.
Aug 20 - 12:56 PM

Evan Gattis (concussion) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday.

Gattis will catch 6-7 innings Tuesday, serve as a designated hitter Wednesday and then catch again Thursday. Assuming that all goes well, he would seem likely to be activated next weekend. Gattis has been out for most of August with post-concussion symptoms.
Aug 20 - 12:51 PM

Carlos Correa (thumb) will take batting practice on the field Tuesday.

Correa took BP off a pitching machine Sunday and "looked great" and "felt great" according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch. Things are progressing well for the shortstop as he works his way back from a torn ligament in his left thumb and it's looking like he has a shot to be activated on September 1.
Aug 20 - 12:49 PM

Yulieski Gurriel is not in the Astros' lineup Sunday.

Carlos Beltran is also getting a breather. The Astros have Marwin Gonzalez at first base, J.D. Davis at third, George Springer in the designated hitter spot and Jake Marisnick in center field.
Aug 20 - 11:45 AM


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