Bourgeois on the DL with strained quad

Bourgeois on the DL with strained quad

Bourgeois on the DL with strained quad
HOUSTON -- The Astros placed Jason Bourgeois on the 15-day disabled list after the outfielder left Tuesday night's game against the Rangers with a right quadriceps injury.

Bourgeois, who left after six innings, said he had been running at 85 to 90 percent since his leg first bothered him last week at Texas. He said he thought he would only be out for six or seven days immediately after the game, but the club made the move shortly thereafter.

"Today, it kind of grabbed at me pretty good," Bourgeois said. "My game is my legs, so I need them."

Bench coach Al Pedrique, who took over for an ejected Brad Mills, said Bourgeois felt the pain when he tried to run out a ground ball in the fifth inning of the Astros' 7-3 loss.

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"Getting close to first base, that's when he felt something going on," Pedrique said. "So that's why he came out of the game."

The Astros recalled outfielder Brian Bogusevic from Triple-A Oklahoma City to replace Bourgeois, who already missed 25 games after straining his left oblique earlier this season.

"I'm not sure what kind of route I'm going to take from here," Bourgeois said.