Lee exits early with leg injury, out Saturday

Lee exits early with leg injury, out Saturday

Lee exits early with leg injury, out Saturday
HOUSTON -- Astros first baseman Carlos Lee won't be available to play Saturday against the Reds and could be sidelined even longer after leaving Friday's loss to the Reds in the eighth inning with a strained left hamstring. He's listed as day-to-day.

Lee came up short of first base with a limp while hitting into a double play to end the eighth and walked gingerly off the field with the help of a trainer and manager Brad Mills.

"I'm going to see the doctors and everything's going to go by how I feel [Saturday] and Sunday," Lee said. "After that, I think we might have an idea."

The Astros on Friday were without backup outfielder Travis Buck, who is dealing with a right heel injury and was in a walking boot prior to the game. Mills was asked whether a roster move was likely if both Buck and Lee are unavailable for Saturday's game.

"There's always a possibility," he said. "We'll make sure we'll check some things out with Carlos. The doctor's in there looking at them both, and we're trying to maneuver our way through some of those things right now and see how they go."