"If he stays on track, we could probably put his rehab schedule together for him," Astros general manager Ed Wade said. "If he moves in a straight line, we'll get him out and get him pitching somewhere."
Wade said right-hander Felipe Paulino, who's been on the disabled list since June 21 with right shoulder tendinitis, continues to feel better. Shortstop Tommy Manzella is continuing his rehab from a fractured left index finger and is hitting .407 (11-for-27) through eight games combined at Double-A Corpus Christi and Triple-A Round Rock.
"We're playing it by ear at this point," Wade said about Manzella. "It's almost like he's going to Spring Training again. I can envision us using the entire 20 days we have [as a rehab period]. That doesn't mean he won't be back here before then, but we want him to be game ready when he gets here."