"It's not my call, but I hope to give it a shot," said Lee, who still had his ankle heavily wrapped on Sunday. "It's feeling better. Still a little sore. I won't know for sure until I get in for treatment [Monday] and move around a little bit."
Astros manager Brad Mills said Lee is probably one or two days away from getting back on the playing field. Lee was not available to pinch-hit Sunday, Mills said.
Lee sprained his ankle while trying to field a low throw from third baseman Chris Johnson on a slow roller from Reds leadoff batter Zack Cozart. X-rays taken Friday were negative, and Lee has been receiving daily treatment on his ankle.
Prior to Sunday's game, Mills said right-handed reliever Rhiner Cruz, who hasn't pitched since Monday due to a sore right ankle, is improving. Cruz could be available when the Astros return home on Monday to begin a series against the Mets.